How to make your own bow without using ribbons
Draw lines to mark thinner strips. Cut them. Make 6 or more sections.
Make a cross with 2 strips and glue them as they are.
Put glue in the middle portion.
Fold one strip ove.
Add glue, put another strip over. Do the same with the other 2 strips left.
Add glue again at the bottom this time, put another strip under.
Do the same as the previous steps: add glue in the middle, then bring over the other strips.
Repeat previous step.
It should look like the picture.
Now take your two remaining strips and add glue at the top portion.
Stick the top of both strips under your ribbon.
Tape it on your present. Done!