Have you ever made a hair bow before? They’re actually really easy to make, and you can use all sorts of different materials to create them. Let me show you how to make a hair bow out of wrapping paper.

A hair bow made of pink with white polka dot wrapping paper.
Easy Fun Way To Make A Hair Bow!

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You don’t need a ribbon to make a hair bow! Making hair bows from wrapping paper is fun and super easy to do. This is an awesome activity to do when you have lots of kids at your house and you need a simple craft that isn’t very messy!

Supplies to Make a Hair Bow Out of Wrapping Paper

  • Wrapping Paper
  • Clear Tape
  • Hair Tie
  • Scissors
A collage of photos showing each step for making a hairbow from pink with white polka dots wrapping paper.

Follow These Easy Steps To Make a Hair Bow

Wrapping paper is one of those things that’s always lying around and can be used for so much more than just wrapping presents.

  1. Cover about 20 inches of wrapping paper in clear tape to make your “ribbon”. (The size is up to you, the more paper you use, the bigger your bow will be.
  2. Cut off about 3 inches of your “ribbon” and put it aside. (We are going to use it as the bow middle.)
  3. Now, tape your wrapping together in a donut shape.
  4. Squish the donut together in the middle to make a figure 8.
  5. Pinch the middle of your figure 8 to make the bow.
  6. Place the hair tie on the back of the bow.
  7. Take the piece we set aside earlier and put some tape on the end of it. Now wrap it around the middle of your bow (and the hair tie) to secure everything in place.
Pretty pink with white polka dots hair bow made from wrapping paper.

And now you have a totally trendy wrapping paper hair bow! These are super cute on top of a birthday present!

Jamie Harrington is a writer, mom, and lover of all things crafty. She blogs at Totally The Bomb.

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  1. What a great article! We’ll definitely be sharing this cute idea with our parents. Our company does Braids for Kids and this would be such a cute addition to a new hair do. Thanks for the tips!

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