The other day I needed a black bow and wasn't willing to run to the store. So...I decided to create one. I started by searching for ideas on-line and, due to time, wasn't able to read any. Instead I created my own. Variations of paper would make these flowers more exciting! I used black left-over butcher paper.
Start by cutting 10- 3/4" wide paper strips. The longer the strips the larger your flower will turn out. Then, tape the end of each strip together.
Pinch 5 circle's in the middle with the taped side facing down. (You will be making two separate bow pieces and then stapling them together.)
Then, arrange 5 of the pinched circles to resemble the diagram above; continuing to pinch the center.
Staple the center of the bow and repeat steps with the 5 remaining circles.
Place the bows on top of each other and staple. Adhere a button or design of choice in the center of your bow. Have fun with all the paper designs they have on the market!