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(picture taken from Moneysavingmom.com)

I came across a post about making your own gift bows from old magazines and I have to say, I am hooked!  I have had a blast making some beautiful bows from old magazines.  It is super easy to do and it is a fun way to personalize your gifts! It is not only a great way to use up some paper that might just get tossed in the trash, but is also a frugal tip for saving on gift wrapping…all you need is a box of brads, a hole punch, and some old papers!

 I actually took this idea and used it for my kiddos Christmas gifts to parents!  I had the kids color (bold markers seemed to produce the best results) on thin paper about 8.5″ X 9″ in size.  Then I used their work to make bows for the gifts!  The kids thought it was pretty cool and the parents LOVED it!  It was definitely one of my better ideas, which is exciting because there are plently of duds to balance it out! 

 Anyway, head over here  to check it out and prepare yourself for a bag full of bows!


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