i loved making these fun little treats for all the guests at our preppy little man shower!
i totally stole the idea from courtney, but she’ll forgive me – we’re family ;)
i was so happy with how easily these bow ties came together. i just grabbed some scraps from my pile and started playing – the first piece i used was the right size – love that! you can change the dimensions based on the size you want your bow ties to end up, but mine was about 4 1/2″ x 11″. in hindsight, i’d go back and make them a little shorter – maybe 4 1/2 x 9, just to make the ties “chubbier” and not so long and skinny.
i eyeballed everything for this, so no more measurements will be given – sorry! i just folded the strip lengthwise in thirds and pressed it flat.
then fold one side in towards the middle and press
then the other side as well. at this point i should’ve added a dab of hot glue in between the layers. but i didn’t. but you should.
then set this aside.
next i got another little scrap, about 4 1/2″ x 2″
and folded it in thirds like i did with the first strip, and pressed it flat
just a tinier version
i had to fiddle with this part a few times, but finally figured out the right “pinch” so all the little folds looked right.
now keep a tight grip on the pinched bow and take the tinier folded strip and lay it over the pinched part, still holding it tight, with the ends of the strip facing the back of the bow.
view from the back, after i trimmed the ends off the small strip.
then i sealed it shut with a dab of hot glue.
another view from the back
then i took a small bar pin and added hot glue to it
and smooshed it firmly against the back of the bow tie. i placed mine towards the top, and not centered because the bow tie tended to flop a little bit when i put the pin in the middle.
so it’s not pretty from the back, but it works!
and the end result with them all lined up together was just so fun!