Thursday, March 3, 2011

Bow ties for baby

I'm off to a baby shower tonight and I'm so excited that the baby is a boy!  I love my little girls, but it's fun to dream up new ideas for little boys.  My favorite look for boys is prepster meets casual, which is why these dapper little bow ties are perfect.  The best part is they only take 5 minutes to make.  Well, actually the best part is that they double as sweet bows for little girls and can be added to belts, clips and headbands. And let's be honest, it could even be made into something for yourself ;)

Here are the super easy instructions :

Gather up scissors, a pin/brooch clasp, a glue gun, a 1" x 9" strip of felt and a .3/4" x 2 1/4" strip of felt.

(Makes a 3" wide bow, adjust the length of your long strip to make bigger or smaller)

Fold one side of the long felt strip to about three inches or so.

Flip the whole thing over and fold the other side in.

Add a dot of glue under each fold to secure.

Add another dot of glue to the center of the top fold and lay your small strip of felt on it long-wise.

Flip the bow over and secure the ends of the short strip of felt with glue, pulling them in a bit so the bow cinches a little in the middle.  Glue down the pin clasp in the center while you're there.

Last step: Flip the bow back to the front and trim the two ends with your scissors.  Cut a little triangle on each and you're done!

Easy, right?

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