Hi there! I am so excited to be guest posting today over here at Hubby Made Me. My name is Sarah, and I blog over at Becoming Martha. What do I blog about over there? I mainly focus on how to add a little creativity and beauty to your everyday.Here's what you need to know about me before I show you how to make something fabulous:
1. I am a teacher, wife, and the mother of the two most adorable girls on earth. And no, I am not biased... not at all.
2. I am a Canadian, eh?! That means my Corn Pops are round, my Smarties are candy covered chocolates, and my money is very colorful - it's easier to sort that way.
3. I have two serious addictions - glitter and Ben & Jerry's Half Baked ice cream. One of them is under control.
Now that the important things are out of the way... on to the tutorial! I recently threw my youngest daughter a Minnie Mouse Bowtique party. It was full of bows, polka dots, and lots of pink and yellow. I saw a very cute fabric bow banner that I wanted to recreate, but come on... I don't know if you've checked, but fabric ain't cheap these days, yo! (Oops, sorry, that's my Canadian gangsta coming out... that happens sometimes.)
I looked around my craft room and pulled out everything I had that was pink and yellow and tried to come up with an alternative to fabric. I tried tissue paper. No go. I tried streamers. Another no go. However, the streamers did remind me of some crepe paper that I had, so I dug it out and BINGO! It was perfect.
Now here's how you can make your own crepe paper bows...
You'll need: crepe paper, hot glue and glue sticks, scissors and crepe streamers (optional - you can also use a thin strip of crepe paper in place of the streamers). Simple, right?1. Cut your crepe paper panel. I made a few different sizes - but depending on how big you want your final bow to be, choose a width between 7-9 inches wide. (I liked the bows from 8.5x15 inch panels the best.)2. Fold both sides (the longest sides) in towards the middle. Make sure they slightly overlap.3. Turn the other way and fold those ends in towards the middle in the same way.4. Bunch the middle slightly, and wrap the thin strip you cut or a piece of streamer around the center of the bow. Use hot glue to secure the strip in place.5. Voila! Bow complete. To make a garland, I strung fishing line through the little piece that went around the center. I paired it with some pom poms in the garland for the party, and also sat a couple on top of these chicken wire picture frames that I made. I used them to tie back the curtains on the backdrop as well.
Cute, right? If you would like to see more from my Minnie party, including how you can download your own copy of the party printables I used for the party, head over here to check it all out!
ANNNND... I would love to have you stop by and visit me... I'm on all of the usual suspects, so you should be able to find me on your favorite social media channel :)