Our wonderful EcoFellow alumna, Sarah Hebert, put together this tutorial which shows you how to make upcycled bows for gift wrapping out of old magazines and a metal fastener. They would look great on a gift wrapped in newspaper, don’t you think?

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You will need a magazine, scissors, and one inch metal fasteners.

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Cut a page of the magazine into seven strips.

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3).

Cut one of the strips in half.

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Roll the half strip into a loop, and carefully push the fastener through to secure it.

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Take one of the remaining strips and fold it in half so that the colorful side is facing out

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Do the same to the other side so that it is symmetrical.

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 Carefully attach the loop.

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Repeat twice to form the first layer of the bow.

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9).

Fold the remaining 3 strips a little looser so that they are a bit longer than those made in step 6.

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10).

Fasten the bottom of your bow.

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Tada!

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