Inspiring you with this simple designer trick to add bows to your garland in seconds! You can make this craft in 10 minutes to adorn your garland, Christmas tree, wreath or embellish your gifting this year. It is really SO easy!
I wanted to add bows to my Christmas tree and garland this year, but I didn’t want to have to tie each one on individually and try to make sure they were all the same, tweaking them as I went along.
That takes too much of my time that I could be spending sipping hot chocolate and watching cheesy Hallmark Christmas movies.
So I came up with a solution that makes it so easy.
And I think you’re going to like it.
It literally took me 10 minutes to make 10 bows and now they can be attached to my tree and garland so easily and removing them is a breeze.
Since the ribbon is wired, primping is a breeze, too.
I can move them around on my garland and tree until I find just the right spot without the hassles of untying and fluffing and getting frustrated.
I am actually going to add these to the swags I have on my dining room sconces now, too!
What you need:
- Spool of any ribbon – think tartan plaid, velvet, burlap. Make sure your ribbon is wired.
- A package of small hair clips (I used clips for little girls). If you wanted to do larger bows, you could use larger hair clips.
- Hot glue gun
How to create your bows:
- Cut your ribbon into 22″ strips
- Tie each strip into a bow
- Hot glue a bow to a hair clip making sure you are not glueing the clip shut – hold open as glue quickly dries
How to use this simple trick to add bows:
Add to your tree or wherever you want to add that little extra touch! Even your gifts. (If you are gifting to a little girl, she can wear this in her hair. These are the clips I actually used when my girls were little to add bows to their ponytails.)
Isn’t this so pretty and so easy? And they turned out darling. Happy Crafting!