how to: make a bow

the simplest, sweetest present adornment, courtesy of hello sandwich blogger (and all in good taste contributor) ebony bizys
December 01, 2015  |   column: DELIBERATE POLISH


she’s clever, she’s crafty, she’s a former art director for vogue living who now circles the world with an inspired, stylish eye. one thing she isn’t: afraid to dig her boldly-manicured hands into a DIY project.

we like to think of ebony bizys, the australian-born, tokyo-based creative behind the entertainingly lighthearted blog hello sandwich, as a kindred spirit. (read about her tamaki roll parties in our book, all in good taste.)

with the holiday season zooming in, we turned to hello tokyo, her new craft-focused book, for new twists on one of our favorite adornments: the bow. it turns out creating your own couldn’t be simpler:


step 1. cut a rectangle of paper (your favorite gift wrap works perfectly here), using pinking shears if you have them to create scallop edges on the left and right sides.

step 2: scrunch it in the middle to create a bow shape, and secure with a bit of string or thread.


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