Easy DIY: 3 Uses for Acrylic Place Cards

3 Uses for Acrylic Place Cards - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

If you follow me on Instagram, then you probably know by now that I have been loving acrylic place cards and plaques over the last few months! I love the surface texture and how sleek and chic they look when painted. So, today I’m sharing my top 3 uses for acrylic place cards with you!

3 Uses for Acrylic Place Cards - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

For starters, I’ll share with you where I like to get my place cards! My favorite shop is UNIQOOO. They have their own website, but also have a ton of their products available with Prime Shipping — I’m a huge fan of Prime, so I always like to make my purchases through Amazon!

All of the projects outlined below are very simple! All can be accomplished with a paint brush, acrylic paint, and a paint pen. Simply paint your desired pattern on one side of your acrylic place card, wait for the paint to completely dry, flip your place card over, and write your message on the “blank” side. And ta-da! You are all done!

3 Uses for Acrylic Place Cards

Acrylic Place Cards - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Place Cards

The most obvious answer โ€” place cards! Add a little spice to your weekly family dinner or jazz up a holiday celebration with a few personalized place cards! Because of the pandemic, my family was unable to spend Easter together this year. Instead of getting together, we all contributed a little bit to a holiday meal that my parents delivered around town. My contribution? Place cards!!

Since Easter, my family still has not been able to gather for a holiday meal, but once we can, we will be bringing our matching place cards together for a long-awaited family meal! Also, I will probably end up making place cards for Christmas and other holidays as well! They’re just too cute not to have a whole collection!

For this project, I used UNIQOOOโ€™s rectangle acrylic place cards along with Liquitex Green Gray acrylic paint, and a gold, oil-based paint pen.

Acrylic Holiday Cards - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Holiday Cards – Valentine’s Day, Birthdays, Etc.

Add some flair to your next holiday greeting! I used an acrylic place card to make a Valentine for my sweet niece (who LOVES the holiday). As you can see here, she is quite tickled by the greeting! I also have it on good authority that she likes to carry around her special Easter place card too!

For this project, I used UNIQOOO’s rectangle acrylic place cards, along with Liquitex paints, and a white, oil-based paint pen.

Acrylic Holiday Cards - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

I also recently made a birthday โ€œcardโ€ for one of my friends. I think this little hexie would be adorable as a gift wrap addition too! A little double sided tape on the back and it would adhere to any gift quite nicely!

I will definitely be using these to make fun gift tags when Christmas comes around too! Stay tuned for that in a few months!

For this project, I used UNIQOOO’s hexagon acrylic place cards, along with Liquitex paints, and a white, oil-based paint pen.

[Related: Easy DIY: Washi Tape Birthday Card]

Acrylic Tokens of Encouragement - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

Words & Tokens of Encouragement

Last but not least, my absolute favorite way to use acrylic place cards is as tokens of encouragement! I absolutely love motivational quotes and other little sayings as a means of inspiration! Right when I need a little boost of encouragement, a meaningful quote always pops up on my Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest feed, which I love!

These little tokens are my way of being that bit of inspiration in my friends’ lives

These cheerful lemons and monstera leaves are my current favorites! They’re just so happy and fun and bring an instant smile to my face! I actually filmed a few lettering videos featuring each of these and shared on Instagram if you’re interested in taking a look! Here is the lemon video and the monstera leaf one.

Acrylic Tokens of Encouragement - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

I also created a collection of white, blush pink, and gold tokens of encouragement, which I mailed to work colleagues for Valentine’s Day! I’m not sure where each lady placed theirs, but in my head, they’re sitting on their desks as a simple reminder that they rock at their jobs and to keep shining bright!

Again for this project I used, I used UNIQOOO’s rectangle acrylic place cards along with Liquitex paints, and a gold, oil-based paint pen.


Now, the above are just 3 uses for acrylic place cards! There are so many other great uses that I haven’t explored yet! When I come up with new ideas, I’ll be sure to share on Instagram, so make sure you give me a follow if you haven’t already!

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3 Uses for Acrylic Place Cards - Pink Bows & Twinkle Toes

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Easy DIY: Washi Tape Birthday Card

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Easy DIY: Felt Ball Wreath Ornaments

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

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

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

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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DIY Christmas Gift Tags: Free Printable

Merry Christmas everyone!

I have a second free printable to share with you this month! Instead of my usual planner printable, this one is for DIY Christmas gift tags!

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As you can see, the printable includes a variety of both horizontal and vertical tags.ย  I used some of the patterns from my Christmas and winter printables for these tags along with some newer patterns!

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You can use this printable two ways!ย  You can print the tags on card stock, cut them out, and tie them to your packages with ribbon and twine. You can also print these on sticker paper, cut them out, and then adhere them directly to your presents! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you want the tags larger or smaller than I’ve designed them, simply print the file at 80%, 125%, etc. until they’re the size you want!

Before I give you the printable 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, redistribute, 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 (pinkbowstwinkletoes.com)

Enough of the heavy stuff! Now itโ€™s time for the gift tags!

You can download the printable file here, PBTT Printable Gift Tags.

Be sure to tag me in any and all Instagram posts featuring my printable and your pretty presents! (@pinkbowstwinkletoes and #pinkbowstwinkletoes)ย  :)

Merry Christmas and Happy Gifting!

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