Easy DIY: Velvet Ribbon Bows Part 3 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Easy DIY: Velvet Ribbon Bows Part 3

Hello, crafters!

I’m back AGAIN with another DIY bow post! If you didn’t know already, I have a thing for all ribbon bows! Especially pink ones! 🙂

Like I said last week, bows are perfect for anything and everything! They add instant cuteness to each and every thing they tough!

Easy DIY: Velvet Ribbon Bows Part 3 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

This bow is very similar to last week’s bow. The only difference is that this bow has tails!

I love all bows (obvi!), but I think bows with tails might be my favorite kind of ribbon bows!

Supplies:

Just like our last bow tutorial, I have a video that breaks everything down for you!

And just like that, another bow has been born! 🙂

If you’ve caught the bow-making bug, check out these other bow and craft tutorials!

I hope y’all had fun with our little project!

I want to create more crafty content for y’all this year, so I hope to be back again soon with another easy tutorial!

Until then, Happy Crafting!

<3 Natalie


Easy DIY: Velvet Ribbon Bows Part 3 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes


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Easy DIY: Velvet Ribbon Bows Part 2 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Easy DIY: Velvet Ribbon Bows Part 2

Hello, crafters!

I’m back again with another adorable, bow tutorial!

Velvet bows are perfect for just about anything! You name it, and a bow would make it that much better! Trust me.

Easy DIY: Velvet Ribbon Bows Part 2 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

If you’ve never made a bow like this before, then you might find it tricky at first. If you do, just keep practicing. After making a few of these cuties, you’ll become an expert!

Supplies:

Just like our last bow tutorial, I have a video that breaks down all the steps for you!

Tada! You now have an adorable bow!

Wasn’t that fun?! I could sit around making bows all day, and I actually did my freshman year of college! I used to sit on the floor of my dorm room and make bows while watching Netflix. Oh, to be a freshman in college again! 🙂

If you now have the bow-making bug, check out these other bow and craft tutorials!

I hope y’all had fun making velvet bows with me!

Is there a specific kind of bow you’d like to see me make? If so, leave a comment below or send me a message! I would love to hear from you!

I’ll be back again soon with another bow tutorial!

Until then, Happy Crafting!

<3 Natalie


Easy DIY: Velvet Ribbon Bows Part 2 - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

 

Easy DIY: Felt Ball Wreath Ornaments - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Easy DIY: Felt Ball Wreath Ornaments

Hello, Crafters!

I’m back again this week with another easy + fun crafting tutorial! Today, I’ll be showing you how to make some super cute, wreath ornaments.

Easy DIY: Felt Ball Wreath Ornaments - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

This week’s wreath project combines a bit of last week’s Easy DIY Velvet Bow project as well!

Supplies:

Once again, I’m sharing a short video tutorial with y’all! With projects like this, I think it’s easier to watch someone show you all the steps and have the ability to pause and rewind when you get stuck!

[Related: Easy DIY: Felt Pom Pom Garland]

Easy DIY: Felt Ball Wreath Ornaments - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

In the video tutorial, I made three different wreaths — One traditional Christmas, one winter, and one girly pink! I just love all the different color combinations!

These wreaths would look SO cute on your Christmas tree or as decoration on all your presents this holiday season!

I also think they would be adorable as jewelry for a little girl! These are perfectly sized for bracelets and with a few more felt balls, you could easily make a necklace! 🙂

In this video, I show you how to make the velvet bows I topped off all my wreaths with. For a list of supplies, check out the full blog post — Easy DIY: Velvet Ribbon Bows.

Easy DIY: Felt Ball Wreath Ornaments - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

I hope you all enjoyed crafting again with me this week! If you ever have any crafting tutorial suggestions, don’t be afraid to reach out! I would love to hear from you!

<3 Natalie


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Easy DIY: Velvet Ribbon Bows - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Easy DIY: Velvet Ribbon Bows

Hello, crafters!

It’s been WAY too long since I posted a crafting tutorial for you all! Today is the day that I finally post a brand-new how-to for you! (Wasn’t that a fun rhyme?!) 🙂

You might’ve already guessed this, but today we will be making ribbon bows! I LOVE bows. They are just darling and can be added to pretty much anything and will up the cute factor by over 1,000%!

Easy DIY: Velvet Ribbon Bows - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

A few months back, I got the hankering to make bows and not just any bows. I really wanted to make velvet bows! So, I hopped in the car, went to Hobby Lobby, and picked up three beautiful spools of 7/8 inch velvet ribbon!

If you follow me on Instagram, then you might’ve caught my post and Story from a while back where I talked you through two of my favorite types of bows! (I have a third favorite, but I’m going to save that tutorial for another day!)

Easy DIY: Velvet Ribbon Bows - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Thanks to Instagram Stories, I have a handy, video tutorial to share with you all today!

Supplies:

I love making bows and after making a few with me, I’m sure you now love making them too!

I have another crafting tutorial featuring one of these bows coming your way soon! So stay tuned!

Until then, Happy Crafting!

<3 Natalie


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Stamped Greeting Cards: Easy DIY

Hello Crafters!

Those of you that follow me on Instagram (if you’re not already, follow me @pinkbowstwinkletoes) have seen several posts in the last few weeks featuring some homemade greeting cards.

I love how all of my greeting cards have turned out, so I figured I’d write up a little tutorial for you all!

When I say making these cards is super easy, I mean super duper easy peasy!  You can make several cards in 10 minutes or less!

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Supplies:

  • Cardstock (I used white, but you can use a color if you prefer)
  • Paper trimmer or scissors
  • Ink pads
  • Stamps
  • Markers (I like Staedtler Dual Tips)
  • Ruler (optional)
  • Pencil (optional)

Step 1:

Take a sheet of cardstock and cut it in half lengthwise creating two strips.

Step 2:

To make a folding card, fold each strip in half.

To make flat cards, cut each strip in half.

I’ll be making both types of cards in this tutorial!

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Here are the stamps I’ll be using for my cards.

I bought these at Michaels several years ago. The season was changing, so everything in their spring collection was one sale.  I went a little crazy (who doesn’t love clearance?!) and bought every stamp set I could find from this collection.  I have about eight packs! 🙂

I love the watercolor ink look, so I’m using two pink inks and an orange one for my first owl.

Step 3:

Take your ink pads and apply each color randomly to your stamp.

If you’re using a light ink and several dark ones (like me!), I suggest using the light ink first and then applying the dark inks.  Going in that order prevents you from ruining your light colors with dark ones.

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Step 4:

Stamp it!

I chose to use this owl on a folding card, so I stamped my image on the right side of the opened card.  I find folded cards easier to stamp when they are opened up.

Step 5:

Add your message!

I like to take a ruler and draw a pencil line before I go in and add my copy.  If I don’t add a line, I always end up writing on a slant!

Step 6:

Add a fun message on the inside of your card!

On the inside of my card, I’m going to write something along the lines of “That’s owl speak for…”

I’m going to repeat steps 1-6 and make a flat floral card now.

I mixed orange and coral red ink for this one.

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I love how these two inks look when mixed together!

I added “Yay” to this card!  I think it’ll be very cute for celebrations and such!

I also decided to make a blue and green owl!

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This time, I stamped the owl on a flat card!

There are so many fun “owl” sayings out there, that I’m bound to use another one when I send out this card! 🙂

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I hope you all enjoyed this super duper easy peasy tutorial!

If I weren’t taking photos while making these cards, they would’ve taken me less than ten minutes to make!

Happy Crafting!

<3 Natalie

 

 

Easy DIY: Felt Pom Pom Garland

Hello Crafters!

I have a super easy, super fun, and super cute DIY project to share with you today!

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Supplies:

  • Felt Balls (I bought this pack on Amazon)
  • Twine
  • Sharp scissors
  • Large eye needle
  • Clear nail polish (optional)

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The felt balls I purchased are a grab bag of 50, so I had no idea what colors I was going to get until I opened the package.

1) Separate your felt balls by color

This will make it much easier to see what colors you have and what color scheme you want for your garland.

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2) Choose your garland color

After looking at my color choices, I chose orange, purple, and pink for my first garland.

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3) Lay your balls out in some sort of pattern

I chose an alternating pattern, because my choices were limited by the number of purple balls I had.

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4) Thread your large eye needle with twine

I chose white twine for this garland, because I thought it would go best with my color palette.

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5) Begin stringing your garland

I eyeballed where I thought the middle of each pom pom was and threaded them accordingly.  If your balls aren’t perfectly centered, that’s okay!  I know that a few of mine are a little wonky!  That just adds a littler personality to the project! 🙂

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6) Keep on threading

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Once all your pom poms are threaded, we’re going to tie off the garland.

7) Create a small loop at the end of your garland

You can either cut your twine before or after creating your loop.  I cut my thread after just in case something went wrong with the string or loop.

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8) Tie a knot to create a small loop for hanging your garland

9) Cut off the excess twine

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10) Do steps 7-9 again to create another loop on the other side of the garland

(Optional step) 11) Paint your knots with clear nailpolish

I like to paint my knots with polish to insure that they don’t come untied at any time.

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12) Enjoy your pretty new garland!

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After looking at my felt balls again, I saw that I had enough neutral ones to make another garland!

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I used cream, taupe, and black for my second garland.

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I went with a similar alternating design for this garland too.

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In about 20 minutes, I made two very pretty, very fun garlands!

These beauties are going to be perfect for photo props, bedroom/office decor, and party decor!

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I hope you enjoyed this super easy garland tutorial!

If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below!

Happy Crafting!

<3 Natalie

DIY Texas Monogram!

Hi everyone!!

My little sister (in Kappa) turned 19 a few weeks ago! I had no idea what to make her for her birthday, but after creeping on her Pinterest, I found the perfect present!

She’s a Texas native and LOVES everything Texas, so I decided to make her a Texas monogram!

ImageIf you’d like to make your own Texas (or any state) monogram, follow my instructions for a perfect and personal gift!

Before we begin, we must gather our supplies!

ImageSupplies include:

  • Wooden Texas cutout (I got mine here)
  • Acrylic paint (I used three colors)
  • Monogram printout (you can get one here)
  • Pencil
  • Super fine point Sharpie (as fine as possible)
  • Thin tissue paper
  • Tape (Painter’s or Scotch)
  • Paint brushes
  • Fabric
  • Mod Podge
  • Wooden circle cutout
  • Greek wooden letters (optional)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ribbon
  • Clear nail polish (top coat)
  • Thin quilt binding or ribbon (Make sure this is the width of your Texas cutout.  We will be using it to cover the raw edges.)

Now that we’ve gathered our supplies, let’s begin crafting!!

ImageFirst, we are going to paint our Texas white.  This step is completely optional.

The fabric I chose to use was a little see through. I painted the Texas white so that the brown wood color wouldn’t show through my fabric.

While the white paint is drying, paint your wooden circle and your Greek letters.

Be sure to give each item a couple coats of paint!

Next, we will prepare our monogram!

ImagePrint your monogram from here or create your own!

You want the monogram printout to fit on your wooden circle as evenly as possible (does that make sense?)  You might have to print the monogram out a couple of times before you get the sizing right.

Once you’ve printed your monogram, place a sheet of tissue paper on top and trace in pencil.

After tracing, center the tissue paper on your wooden circle.  Make sure it is even on all sides (or as even as you can get it!)

Once centered, tape into place.  Because the circle was so small, I had to tape it on the back.

ImageTake your Super Fine Sharpie and trace over your pencil lines.  Try to use a Sharpie color that is close to the color of your paint! It’s a lot easier to cover the Sharpie line if the colors are similar!

ImageAfter tracing, lift up one side of the paper to see if the ink has transferred.

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You want the lines to be as light as possible, but you still want to be able to see them.

ImageNow we are going to take a darker (or lighter) color and paint inside the lines.

I like to keep a few Q-tips on hand in case I have a spaz attack and paint outside the lines!  Simply lick (or use water if you don’t want to use your spit!) the Q-tip and wipe up the paint!  If you do this quick enough, you can get up all the paint without leaving any stray marks.

ImageAfter this dries, give it a second coat and straighten up your lines.

Next, we’re going to modge podge (Yes, I know it’s called Mod Podge, but I don’t say it that way!) the fabric onto our Texas.

I ironed my fabric before modge podging, because my fabric was FULL of creases!

Cover the Texas cutout completely with modge podge before placing the fabric on top.  Once you’ve placed the fabric, pull it taught so there aren’t any bubbles.

Once it’s pulled taught, place under a book or another heavy (flat) object while it dries.

ImageOnce dry, cut the excess fabric away leaving at least an inch around the edge.

Now, go around and cut strips all along the edge.

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Be sure to cut more strips around the dips and curvy parts.  The more strips you cut, the tighter the fabric will fit and the nicer your project will look!

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Once you’ve cut all your strips, it’s time to modge podge them to the sides of the Texas.

DSCN1806Paint a little bit of modge podge on the edge, place your strips over the modge podge, and pull taught.  Fold the strips onto the back and tape into place.  Make sure they are pulled as tightly as possible when you tape them down.

DSCN1807Go all around the edges modge podging and taping into place.

Once the edges are done, let dry.

DSCN1810When you turn your Texas over it should look like this!

Once the sides are dry, remove the tape and modge podge the remaining pieces of fabric onto the back of the cut out.

After all of the modge podge has dried, we are going to glue ribbon (or quilt binding) around the edge of our Texas.

My cutout was about 3/8 inch wide, so I used a 3/8 inch grosgrain ribbon.

DSCN1814Use your hot glue gun to glue the ribbon around the edges.  Try not to use too much glue or you will create weird lumps or glue will come oozing out the sides and ruin our perfect project!

If the hot glue does ooze, take your fingernail and stick it between the ribbon and the Texas to remove the excess glue. (This might hurt you if you haven’t burned yourself with hot glue as many times as I have and built up an immunity!)

After gluing ribbon on the edges, it’s time to add a bow around the top square part of the Texas.

DSCN1823We’re not actually tying our bow onto the Texas.  We’re tying our bow separately and then gluing it on.  Doing it this way gives us more control over the bow’s appearance and allows us to attach it more securely.

Take a piece of your ribbon (I used a 5/8 sheer) and glue one strip around the top of the Texas.  Make sure you only glue the ribbon on the back, especially if you’re using sheer ribbon like I did.

Once glued, take some thread or string and tie a little knot around the ribbon to cinch it.

Take your ribbon and tie a bow (like you’re tying your shoe!)

Once you’re satisfied with your bow, take some clear nail polish (I used top coat) and paint the backside of the center knot of your bow.  This will help keep the bow from coming undone.

While waiting for the top coat to dry, go ahead and glue your monogram and Greek letters onto your Texas cutout.

DSCN1825After the top coat is dry, hot glue the bow onto the cinched part of the ribbon.

Once your bow is glued, you are finished!!!

DSCN1837Jessica, my little, absolutely LOVED her Texas!!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

If you have any questions or need any help, feel free to leave a comment!

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