WHSmith Presents How to Accessorise your Gifts: Spiky Bow

WHSmith Presents How to Accessorise your Gifts: Spiky Bow

How to Accessorise your Gifts: Spiky Bow Transcript

I’m Jane Means, gift wrapping expert for WHSmith and this is the fun part – the decorating.

So what we’re going to do in this project is use some paper string and also a readymade bow but we’re going to use it with a slight difference. I’m also using some double sided tape and some scissors. So the first thing I’m going to do is get my red paper string.

Now it may help you to start off by using some double sided tape just to keep it in place. What I’m doing is going around the box at different angles. I’m going to just pop my scissors on as a paper weight and add a bit more tape. I’m going to go the other way, I’ve already added some double sided tape so I’m going to peel that away and that will stick the next part. I’m going to do exactly the same as I’ve just done the other way round. And finishing off, some more double-sided tape – and I tend to add this on top because you then get more adhesive for the bow.

With my little bow, you could obviously leave it as it is but I thought something different, let’s cut into it and be adventurous. So I’m checking all of the loops have been cut and I’m going to now start prizing all these ends out so we’ll get this spiky corsage, like that. I’m going to have a little look, if you feel it looks a bit lost at this stage what you can do is the leftover you had earlier is actually add it as a background.

What I’m going to do with this is cut a small piece off and the rest of it I’m going to follow it around my hand until I run out. I’m then going to grab that all together and tie it with the piece I’ve just cut off. So I’m pulling all of the layers out and continuing that spike theme, I’m going to cut each one.

I’m nearly done and prizing it all apart to give it a feature. So I’m now going to pop that on top of the double sided tape and then to finish off, I’m adding my bow that I’ve cut into on top as a finale. And there we have our spike feature.