Tulle is the loveliest thing. After making the tulle garlands I grabbed some more as it was really inexpensive. For your parcel bows it will often be a cheaper option than ribbon.
Cut strips using twice the width you are aiming for, at least. It needs to be generous and gathered up. These bows were over 12 inches wide to begin with.
This is so soft and delicate it's difficult to show!
Imagine this for a wedding present or in pink for a little girl...
This tulle came from Spotlight but for large amounts I have purchased it online. There are different grades, some is thicker and harder others are fine and very soft. The soft is much much nicer and looks better although you use more in gathering it up.
A whole present can be wrapped in tulle over cellophane or paper or you can use it just as you would use ribbon. I have added some bling to the centre of the bows using broken jewellery and glue.
Parcels like these look so lovely under the tree, it's worth the few minutes to make your'e wrapping a little bit special.
A cheaper version is to buy fine net curtains at the op shop, wash them and cut them up for your "tulle" ribbons. It will work much the same and provide you with so much fabric!
The blue I found for the garland I made Chloe was so soft and beautiful I'm dreaming of getting some more of that! It's a little bit addictive it's so lovely!