Homemade bows What you need: A magazine of course (one sheet makes one bow) ruler glue, tape (hot glue would work great!) or a stapler pencil Cut 13 1/2 inch strips and 1 - 3 x 3/4 inch strip. Take 3 of the strips and cut off 1 inch. Cut 2 inches off 3 strips. Cut 3 inches off 3 stripes. They should look like this!