There is a time where the ordinary gift wrap bow just looks right on top of a gift. Standard and classic they have a retro-vibe to them and look great on modern papers.
While you can buy them from almost anywhere they are incredibly easy to make from one strip of paper.
The neat thing about making your own gift bows is that you can make it from almost any type of paper or ribbon.
I really like making them from old maps as I use maps to wrap all the time. Follow these easy instructions to make this traditional bow.
(The designer Kate Spade made these bows from vibrant colored leather a few years ago and used them as shoe bows - just add shoe clips.)