Tree is up, check. Lights are strung, check. Frosty is up in the front yard, check. The only thing not decorated is… You!?
No worries, I have just the thing for you and your little Christmas elves. A no sew Christmas Hair Bow or Bow Tie.
The first thing you need is some fabric, string, and ribbon remnants.
I cut a four-inch square to start my hair bow/bow tie.
Next, I grabbed the middle of the fabric remnant in a way that pressed a folded pattern in to it. I then tied a piece of string where my fingers were really tight to keep the fabric in this fold.
I then cut the extra string long tails off and tied a scrap piece of burlap around the center to have a more decorative hair bow/ bow tie.
The last step was to hot glue a little pin to the back of the hair bow/ bow tie. This pin can be pinned to a shirt to be worn as a bow tie or to an elastic headband to create a fun holiday headband.
That is it! I loved this simple look of the rustic burlap with the colorful plaid. You could decorate yours up more with ribbon or buttons if you want to create a different look. Just add a little hot glue after tying the string on and embellish it any way you want.
I hot glued a small piece of paper to the center on my hair bows/bow ties with names on them to be used as name tags at my last Spoonful Lab. The idea was the paper could easily be removed, so my attendees could use their name tag as either a bow tie or hair bow.
This simple idea can be used for three different purposes and be made rather quick and cheaply. I love imagining the possibilities and how things can be used in more than one way.
Thank you again to Out of the Box Art Studio for hosting my last Spoonful Lab and to Sheila at Plum Doodles for helping me with my SWAG. If you missed this last lab, but would still like to make a winter feather wreath I have a soft launch of my Spoonful Tribe going. Sign up for a boxed craft delivered to your door and access to a special tutorial video of me teaching the craft. Can’t wait to see your creations.
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These also look really pretty as an ornament on the Christmas tree :). Thank you for mine!
How sweet! Some kind of plaid cutesy fabric like that could easily be thrifted. I may just have to make a few. ^-^
Great idea Carly!!! I hope you were able to make some and enjoy them this holiday! Happy New Year! Xo, Erica