Ribbon and I have a love hate relationship. It makes presents look so pretty but it gets thrown away right after the gift is open. Seems like a waste of materials, right? Not to mention, it costs like five bucks for one bow! This year I have come up with a solution for the dreaded bow! And it only cost roughly 10 cents per bow if that!
Ribbon (I bought it at the Dollar Tree. I feel no guilt, I still have a ton left for future projects.)
Step 1: Draw a bunch of circles on your felt. I used my hairspray as a template. I also make one with squares. I like both types equally. Now cut out the circles!
Step 2: Put a medium size dot of hot glue in the center of your felt circle.
Step 3: I'm not really sure how to describe this step, I learned how to do it by looking at pictures. Fold the felt upward around the glue circle. I fold mine in half and then half again. I then hold it until the glue hardens. It should look like this!
Step 4: Glue them all to a base circle. Start in the center and work your way out. I used 6-8 circles/squares for each "bow".
Step 6: Attach to the presents!
I really like the way they turned out and they match my wrapping paper!