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Make It : Paper Gift Topper

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gift topper This is Tracy, one of the new summer interns in the Crafts department.  Last week, I wanted to wish my dad a happy birthday in a very special way, so I swapped traditional ribbons and bows for something I could make myself. I created a pop-up message ribbon made of strips of paper. I hope he likes his present.  Check out the gallery below for instructions.

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Print out words and cut strips of paper.

1 Print out words and cut strips of paper.

Use double sided tape to adhere the text to the paper strips.

2 Use double sided tape to adhere the text to the paper strips.

Usinga a craft knife, cut out the tops and sides of each letter.  Don't cut out the bottom edges.

3 Usinga a craft knife, cut out the tops and sides of each letter. Don't cut out the bottom edges.

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Pop letters up from strip, folding along the bottom edge.

5 Pop letters up from strip, folding along the bottom edge.

Cut the strips at varying lengths and bend them into circles.

6 Cut the strips at varying lengths and bend them into circles.

Use double sided tape to attach completed circles.

7 Use double sided tape to attach completed circles.

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