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


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?!) 🙂

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: Happy Birthday Banner

Hi everyone!

I have a super easy, birthday project to share with you today!

It’s my roommate’s birthday this week, so I made a birthday banner to hang in our apartment to celebrate!

IMG_5404Supplies:

  • 4.5 by 6.5 Cardstock Scrapbooking Paper
  • Ribbon
  • Acrylic Paint (I recommend metallic!)
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Scotch Tape
  • Hole Punch
  • Something Angled (I’m using a name tag)

Start the project by deciding what phrase you want to spell out with your banner.  I chose “Happy Birthday!”

Once you’ve decided on a phrase, count out the appropriate number of cardstock pages.

IMG_5405Use your angled object to create the shape of each banner piece.

I’m using a name tag I was given several years ago on my Bid Day.

Lay down your angled piece and trace with a pencil.

IMG_5408Cut along the pencil lines.

Go ahead and cut all of the banner pieces now.

IMG_5412Once you’ve cut the pieces, it’s time to hole punch them and then paint the letters.

I painted my letters in a basic font. I didn’t want anything too complicated.  A low maintenance font makes the project much easier to complete!

If you’re not comfortable free handing the letters with your paintbrush, draw them lightly with pencil first and then paint over the lines.

IMG_5414My paper pack came with many coordinating paper options, so I picked my favorites and alternated them for this project.

IMG_5421Now it’s time to string the letters together.

Thread the ribbon in and out of each punched hole. I like to fold the end of the ribbon in half, so it fits nicely through the holes without giving me much trouble!

I would keep your ribbon on the spool while threading the letters.  That way you won’t encounter the problem of too little or too much ribbon on each end.

IMG_5426To make sure that each banner piece stays in its place, I like to add a little bit of Scotch Tape on the backside of each piece.

Once each banner piece is secured, the banner is ready to hang!

IMG_5444I apologize for the weird lighting.  I took this picture three different times throughout the day, and this is the best I could get!

I promise the banner looks fantastic in person though!

I’ve made a few of these over the years for different occasions.  They’re great for any celebration you may have!

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy tutorial!

Happy Crafting!!

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DIY Ribbon Hair Ties, Headbands, and Planner Bands

Hi everyone!

I have a quick and super easy craft to share with you today!

We’ll be making some fun ribbon hair ties!

IMG_4747Supplies:

  • Ribbon elastic (Mine is from Joann’s)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Lighter

IMG_4710The Joann’s nearest to where I live recently started stocking a ton of fun elastic!  When I saw this display, I just had to buy some elastic and make some of my own hair ties!

IMG_4753The elastic I bought will be doing double duty.

I’ll be making some hair ties and some planner bands to keep my planner shut.

I was sure to buy elastic colors that would coordinate nicely with my planner but also with my outfits!

IMG_4870The first thing I did was measure a hair tie I already had.  I believe this one is from one of the packs they sell at Sephora.

This hair tie measures about 3 1/2 inches (folded), so I added a little bit of length to that (to account for the knot) and cut my elastic.

IMG_4872The length of elastic measured about 8-8 1/2 inches before I folded and knotted it.  Make sure you take your wrist size into account when measuring your elastic.  I have really small wrists, so I make my hair ties a little smaller.

I like to tie the knot about an inch or so from the ends of the elastic.

IMG_4879After you tie your knot, cut the ends of the elastic at a slight diagonal.

IMG_4881Take your lighter and quickly run it over the cut edges of the elastic.  Don’t hold the flame to the elastic too long or it will catch on fire and let off a horrible burning smell!  Trust me!  I learned that real quick!!

The flame will melt the ends of the elastic together and keep the edges from fraying.

I used a candle lighter for this portion, because I was afraid of getting too close to the flame!

IMG_4874We’re going to repeat the same process for the planner bands.  The only difference is that the planner bands are double the size!

Each band uses about 18 inches of elastic.

If you don’t have a planner you can make headbands like this instead!  I’ve seen lots of girls wearing those, and they are super cute! 🙂

IMG_4887I ended up making nine hair ties!

I accidentally used too much elastic for my white, glitter planner band, so I only had enough leftover for one hair tie! 🙁

Live and learn!

IMG_4886Here are my finished planner bands!

Don’t they look great?! 🙂

IMG_4876Happy Crafting!

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DIY Ribbon Memory Board Tutorial

Hi everyone!

I’ve been a busy little bee and have a few crafts to share with you!

I made three ribbon boards while on my little crafting binge!

IMG_0136Once my ribbon boards are complete, I’m going to hang them in a collage type of arrangement on my bedroom wall.

My bedroom is pink, green, and navy blue, so I picked fabrics that would complement my color palette!

IMG_0132The white fabric I chose has a subtle paisley pattern to it.  So cute!

IMG_0125Here are the supplies for my pink gingham board.

DMC floss color: B5200 – white

I couldn’t decide what width ribbon I wanted to use.

IMG_0208I eventually decided on the 3/8 inch ribbon.

IMG_0131Here are the supplies for my white ribbon board.

DMC floss color: 3840 – light blue

IMG_0281Half way through the project I changed my mind on what color and width ribbon I wanted to use.

I finally decided on a 3/8 inch cornflower blue ribbon.

IMG_0121Here are the supplies for my blue, floral pattern board.

DMC floss color: 151 – light pink

IMG_0175I decided on 3/8 inch ribbon for this board too.

IMG_0111Supplies:

  • Canvas (2 – 11 inch x 14 inch, 1 – 12 inch x 24 inch)
  • Buttons (7 for the smaller boards and 11 for the large board)
  • Fabric
  • Batting
  • Ribbon (3/8 inch)
  • Embroidery floss
  • Scotch tape
  • Staple gun
  • Needle
  • Scissors

IMG_0138First, iron your fabric.

I have a steam iron, so I let my fabric dry while I prepped my board for its fabric.

Next, cut two rectangles of batting to the size of the canvas. IMG_0141Using the staple gun, staple the batting down in each corner of the canvas. IMG_0143Use little batting scraps to cover up the staples. IMG_0149Lay your fabric face-side down and place the canvas (upside down) on top. IMG_0152Wrap the fabric around the edge and staple the fabric to the back. IMG_0155Pull the fabric taut over the canvas and staple on the other side. IMG_0157When doing the sides, pull taut and fold the fabric like you’re wrapping a present before stapling it to the back of the canvas. IMG_0163Repeat on the other side.

I trimmed my fabric after taking this picture.  If yours looks like mine, you might want to do the same! IMG_0167When you turn your canvas over, this is what it should look like.

Now comes the frustrating part! IMG_0177Cut your ribbon and lay it out in a design similar to this. IMG_0180Use Scotch tape to tack down the ribbons where they intersect.

The next step involves flipping the board over, so you want the tape to hold the ribbons in place. IMG_0187Use the staple gun to staple the ribbons in place.

When stapling, pull the ribbons taut and at an angle, so they smoothly fold over the edge of the canvas.  Does that make sense? IMG_0197Use embroidery floss to sew on the buttons.

You want to create tufts, so make sure you pull the thread really tight. IMG_0198The first five buttons are the easiest!

The other two are much more difficult because the wooden part of the canvas is in the way.

If you have patience, you can still sew on the buttons like I did. Simply pull the canvas away from the wooden backing and sew underneath.

If you lack patience, you can just hot glue those buttons in place. IMG_0304Once your buttons are in place, the project is done!  IMG_0301The pink gingham board turned out so cute! IMG_0307My finished white and blue board! IMG_0310All three boards!

I absolutely love how these turned out!

I can’t wait to hang them up on my wall!

Happy crafting!! Bow signature pink

A Few Things Friday – Bows!!

Happy Friday everyone!

I absolutely LOOOOOOOOVE bows!! (Thus the name of my blog!)

I don’t want to bore you with a bunch of random bow nonsense, so I’ll keep this short!

I didn’t really get into bows until my freshman year of college.  One day I decided to make one, and I haven’t stopped making them since!

I make the majority of my bows out a ribbon.  I probably have over 300 spools of ribbon! (WOW!!)  Whenever I see a pretty ribbon I just HAVE to buy it!! Ribbon is one of my weaknesses! (Along with Burt’s Bees chapstick!)

Whenever I see bows and bow quotes on Pinterest, I just have to pin them!

ImageI love this quote!  It holds true for a lot of my crafts!! Whenever there is an empty space, I try to fill it with a bow!

Bows just add so much to a project! Don’t you think?!

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Photo courtesy of shoplaurenjames.com

I found this bow hat on Pinterest the other day, and I think I’m going to have to buy it!  I don’t ever wear hats, but this one is cute enough for me to give the style a try! It comes in pink too, which is super exciting! Pink is my favorite color! (My blog name explained again!)

If you want one of these adorable hats, follow this link!

ImageI found this on Pinterest a while ago, and I think it’s hilarious!! I don’t quite believe what this picture says but it’s funny nonetheless!

I typically wear bows on the back of my head, which according to the picture means I’m not interested in men!

I guess I should start wearing bows on the top of my head to ensure I’m sending out the right message!  The only problem with that is, I don’t have very thick hair so I might look a little ridiculous! Oh well!!

Do you love bows too?! How do you wear your bows?! Do these definitions hold true for you?!

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