Simple Christmas Decor: DIY Gift Bow Garland!
This project is as easy as they come! And you only need two ingredients:
- Just peel the back off one bow
- Press the string onto the middle of the sticky strip
- Then peel the back off a matching bow and press firmly to the first bow.
- Repeat every 6'' or so with as many bows as you'd like!
Btw, I have to tell you about this little tulle tree. My dad and his sister made it when they were young. It's a styrofoam circle with a candle stuck in the middle, covered in gathered tulle with mini bell ornaments sewn on. I just love it. It's cute and quirky and I love that it's a piece of my family's history. My dad gave me the pieces in a box over the summer and I loved putting it together with Paige.
I have to confess something. This project started out being a "me and Paige" thing, but shortly after we started we were interrupted by her friends coming over and I thought she wouldn't mind if I finished by myself. Boy was I was wrong. It was so sad, you guys. I walked in to the studio to find her slumped over in a chair, quietly sobbing her betrayed little heart out. I felt like absolute dirt! So we drove to the store the next day and bought some colorful bows to make her own version with. She loved it, and hopefully I redeemed myself. ;o)
PS! Also. If you can't find bows in the right colors, did you know you can make your own? Here's an easy gift bow DIY at October Afternoon that looks really fun. Just use a glue stick to attach some card stock squares to the back. I wanted to try that for this tutorial, but sadly, I couldn't find the time. I'd love to make a cute mint and pink version or something. Not that it would match any room in my house...but it would make me happy! :o) Can you imagine it with cute scrap booking paper? Gift wrap? Recycled vintage book pages? Even newspaper would be cute. So fun.
Happy beginning of December!! So far this has been the best Christmas season for me in years. ("So far", I know, we're barely past Thanksgiving.) This is my absolute favorite time of year!!
Have a good day, friends!