I remember making these when I was a little girl. My mom and my Oma taught me how to make them. We would paint the tips or add glitter. I loved them. You can use old magazines, new or used wrapping paper etc.
I decided to try making some...and again....I love it!! : )
You can use brads but....
..... I used glue because ( thats the way I learned how to do it) I dont like the way the bow feels with the brads...just my opinion.
(You can try the brads. If you do you need to use a small hole punch and punch in the center of the folded paper. Put the brad inside and then fold and thread each peice.)
To use glue...
depending on size of bow cut magazine page into strips. I cut one inch strips
Then take one end fold towards center and glue
(Use small amount of glue)
Continue with all the strips of paper. Then take each folded strip and glue them on top of each other until you have the bow complete, let dry