Simple, simple, simple (school children do this), we made one from junk mail, one from a discarded cardboard office file separator and one from strips of plastic milk bottle. The junk mail multi-looped bow was by far the most effective but the milk bottle multi-looped gift bow elicited the most interest (difference is always interesting).
The "how to" sheet is here: Multi loop gift bows from magazine pages
If sufficient time is available during the Smart Art workshop in Cairns on April 9, I will demonstrate the craft so people can decorate the Easter or Mother's Day crafts they will also be making.
Book now to secure your position at the Smart Art, Cairns, workshop: The Junk Wave Flier Cairns April 9 2011 at MOM Training College