DIY Faux Bois (Or Real Wood!) Gift Bows

Creature Comforts

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Sometimes a major craft fail can be turned into a great craft success. After a botched plan for wood veneer bunting, Ez from Creature Comforts devised an ingenious way to use the leftover supplies to make some fabulous wooden gift bows. She liked the look so much that she also devised a cheaper, woodless version that simply requires a color printer.

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If you go the paper route, here are the few common materials that you'll need:

  • Cardstock paper
  • Color printer
  • Woodgrain printables (Found on How About Orange)
  • Scissors
  • Low-heat hot glue gun with glue sticks
  • Pencil
  • Adhesive glue dots to easily attach finished bows onto gifts (optional)

The instructions, which Ez provides in detail, are rather easy. And for such a quick DIY, the finished product is truly striking in its organic, yet streamlined, simplicity.

For full instructions, and for the scoop on how to make the wooden versions, visit Ez's blog, Creature Comforts.

(Image credits: Creature Comforts)

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Carolyn is a freelance writer and photographer, as well as a lover of all things colorful and quirky. She grew up in Texas and settled in Chicago by way of L.A., England and Paris. Currently, she is a professor at Illinois Institute of Technology.

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