Easy DIY: Washi Tape Birthday Card - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Easy DIY: Washi Tape Birthday Card

I love giving gifts, but I’m not so great at giving cards with them. I’m more focused on the gift itself (gifts are my love language after all) than I am on the card, so if you do happen to get one from me, consider yourself lucky! All that is soon to change though with this super easy DIY washi tape birthday card. With a few supplies and a few minutes, you can make the cutest candle card to accompany any celebratory gift!

Easy DIY: Washi Tape Birthday Card - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Supplies

Easy DIY: Washi Tape Birthday Card - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Washi Tape Birthday Card

Take one greeting card and set it down open side toward you.

Next, take one piece of washi and place it in the middle of your card about halfway up.

Easy DIY: Washi Tape Birthday Card - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Once you have your tape where you want it, trim as close to the card as you can without cutting into the card. If you do accidentally cut into the card, that’s okay! I definitely did once or twice!

Easy DIY: Washi Tape Birthday Card - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Continue placing and trimming tape until you reach the edge of the card.

I added my patterned tapes in random order, but you could do an alternating pattern or something like that if you’d like! That would be super cute!

Easy DIY: Washi Tape Birthday Card - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

When you reach the edge, you may notice that your last piece of tape extends beyond the side of the card.

Easy DIY: Washi Tape Birthday Card - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

If that’s the case, trim the bottom as usual and also trim the tape on the side.

Easy DIY: Washi Tape Birthday Card - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Now that you have one side done, start adding tape “candles” in the other direction. As you’re adding tape, make sure to vary the height of each strip.

There’s no rhyme or reason to how I varied my tape height. I just kept shifting up and down.

Easy DIY: Washi Tape Birthday Card - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

When you get to the other edge, trim the excess tape off the bottom and the side just like before.

Easy DIY: Washi Tape Birthday Card - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

When you’re all done adding tape, your card should look something like this.

Easy DIY: Washi Tape Birthday Card - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Easy DIY: Washi Tape Birthday Card - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Take the yellow marker and begin adding teardrops (flames) above each candle. Leave a little bit of space between the bottom of each teardrop and the top of each candle.

Easy DIY: Washi Tape Birthday Card - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Your card should look something like this when you finish with the teardrops.

Easy DIY: Washi Tape Birthday Card - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Easy DIY: Washi Tape Birthday Card - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Begin adding wicks to connect each candle with its flame.

Start a little below the center of each teardrop and draw a straight line down to the top of each candle. Be careful not to touch your black pen to the washi tape.

Work your way across the card until each candle has a wick.

Easy DIY: Washi Tape Birthday Card - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Ta-da! Look how cute your candles are!

Now, you’re all set to add a message to your washi tape birthday card and give it to a friend!


Easy DIY: Washi Tape Birthday Card - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes


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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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

I hope yโ€™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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

 

Holiday Freebie: DIY Printable Valentines - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Holiday Freebie: DIY Printable Valentines

Hello, everyone!

I’m coming at y’all today with a very exciting freebie! If you’re a newsletter subscriber, then you’ve already seen these printable valentines! If not, you should sign up for my newsletter so you can get first access to releases like this!

Holiday Freebie: DIY Printable Valentines - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

This week’s adorable freebie features five printable valentines — three with honey bees and two with conversation hearts!

I love all five, but I’m partial to the honey bees! They are just TOO CUTE!!

You can sweeten up your cards by taping a piece of candy on the inside or outside of each valentine! Actual conversation hearts are an acquired taste so I wouldn’t suggest those but they would go quite nicely with the second set of cards! ๐Ÿ™‚

[Related: Happy Valentineโ€™s Day Art Print: Free Download]

Holiday Freebie: DIY Printable Valentines - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Before I give you the freebie file, there are a few things Iโ€™d like to say.ย  I spent a lot of time designing and creating this printable, so please be kind when you use it.

  • Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes printables are for personal use only
  • You may not re-sell, re-distribute, or claim this work as your own
  • If you post this on the Internet, please give the credit to Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes and link it back to my blog (www.pinkbowstwinkletoes.com)

Enough of the heavy stuff! Now itโ€™s time for the fun! For best results, I recommend printing these cuties on cardstock.

Iโ€™m providing you this printable in both a PNG and PDF file format.ย  Iโ€™ve found that the PNG prints richer colors than the PDF.ย  Itโ€™s up to you which file you use though!

To download the PNG file on desktop:

  1. Click on the image above
  2. Click โ€œview full sizeโ€
  3. Right click and save image
  4. Open saved file and print
  5. ENJOY!!

If you skip step 2 and donโ€™t click the โ€œview full sizeโ€ button, the image will save in a much smaller format and will print incorrectly.

You can download the PDF version here, PBTT Printable Valentines.


Donโ€™t forget to tag me in any and all Instagram posts featuring my printables! (@pinkbowstwinkletoes and #pinkbowstwinkletoes)ย  I would love to see how youโ€™re using them! :)

Iโ€™ll be back again soon with more printable fun!

<3 Natalie


Holiday Freebie: DIY Printable Valentines - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Holiday Freebie: DIY Printable Valentines - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Holiday Freebie: DIY Printable Valentines - 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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


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


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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?!) ๐Ÿ™‚

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


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


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Spring Art Prints: New Releases

Hello everyone!

I have several new releases in my printables shop that I wanted to share with you today!

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I have five new prints to share!ย  Three of them are spring related and the other two are just fun!

New Releases:

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Each print listing includes a 5×7 and 8×10 copy of the artwork.

I’m so excited about these springy prints, and I hope you all are too!

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Along with these new prints, I have 13 other art prints currently available!ย  Head over to my shop and take a look around!

Remember when shopping in my store to use the coupon code โ€œBlogBonusโ€ for 15% off your purchase of $10 or more!

Happy Shopping!!

<3 Natalie

 

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!ย  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.ย  I went a little crazy (who doesn’t love clearance?!) and bought every stamp set I could find from this collection.ย  I have about eight packs! ๐Ÿ™‚

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.ย  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.ย  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.ย  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!ย  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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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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

 

 

New Releases: Art Prints + Valentine’s Day Sticker Printables

Hello everyone!

I’ve been working really hard and have quite a few new releases to share with you today!

I’m adding six new art prints and two new sticker kit designs to my shop this week! Check them out below!

My two planner kits for the month are Conversation Hearts and Happy Valentine’s Day.ย  Both kits are available in the 3-page Ultimate kit format and the 2-page horizontal kit format.

I LOVE how both of these turned out and can’t wait to start using them!ย  They’re both so different, and I’m having trouble deciding which one to use first! ๐Ÿ™‚

I mentioned these two Valentine’s Day inspired prints in yesterday’s post.

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Including yesterday’s freebie print, I have four prints in this pink + red watercolor Valentine’s collection.ย  Get all four for perfectly matching Valentine’s Day party decor!

Aside from Happy Valentine’s Day, all the prints in this collection come in both 5×7 and 8×10 print sizes.

These are the four other non Valentine’s Day themed items that are new to the shop.

All of these prints come in 5×7 + 8×10 and each come in both full color and white background options.

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I’m very excited about all of this month’s releases and hope that you all are two!

Remember when shopping in my store to use the coupon code “BlogBonus” for 15% off your purchase of $10 or more!

Happy Shopping!!

<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.ย  If your balls aren’t perfectly centered, that’s okay!ย  I know that a few of mine are a little wonky!ย  That just adds a littler personality to the project! ๐Ÿ™‚

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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.ย  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