1. Friday, December 6, 2013

    Simple Clip-On Infant Bow Tie & Hair Bow Tutorials

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    Super excited about these adorable clip-on infant bow ties and hair bows. They are simple & quick to make, and make for a fun craft to do with friends (Umm… dessert & craft party anyone?). They are also economical, the only thing I didn’t already have on hand is the clips & barrettes… which were under $3 a pack at the craft store. When I got the idea for the clip-on bow ties, I was originally looking for a stronger clasp for the back. But I searched three stores and couldn’t find what I wanted, so I improvised and used the clip-on earring backs. It actually worked out great! They glued on very securely, were small enough to not be seen in the front, and easily clip-on to a onesie. I will say that they are better for infants, as a toddler could easily pull off the bow tie. If you are making a bow tie for a toddler or young boy, you can purchase actual bow tie clips here

    Also, I would not recommend running these through the wash. I would only gently hand wash if & when needed.

    See below for the full tutorial! Let me know if you have any questions! :) 

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    What You’ll Need:

    -Hot Glue Gun & Glue
    -Felt in colors of your choice
    -Measuring stick
    -Scissors
    -For Bow Ties: Clip-on earring backs (available in jewelry section of your local craft store)
    -For Hair Bows: Hair clip/barrette (available at your local craft store)

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    Begin by measuring out and cutting the felt for your bow ties. You can adjust the size to your liking, but the measurements I used are 1.5 in. X 4 in. and .5 X 2 in. 

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    I went ahead and cut out all of my felt. Pieces should resemble the above.

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    Place small amount of hot glue in the center of your fabric, and fold edges in. Press firmly until set.

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    Now fold back the edges of the center, and use hot glue to secure in place.

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    Your bow tie should now look like the above photo.

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    Next, use the smaller strip of fabric to wrap around the center piece. Find your placing on the front, then turn over and glue to the back. I glued one end down, then glued the the other end over that. 

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    Repeat for any other colors/bows you want to make. 

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    Now it’s time to glue on the clip-on earring. I attached it slightly more towards the bottom of the bow, so the top of the clasp isn’t seen. Use hot glue and hold firmly in place until set. Should feel pretty secure once it dries. 

    That’s it! Now just clip on to a onesie and put it on a cute little babe. 

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    And now for the hair bow/barrette! It’s the same steps as used above, but I used smaller measurements and attached the hair clip (as seen below).

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    When you are wrapping the strip of fabric around the bow, glue on the hair clip by wrapping the felt around the top of the clip and gluing in place. (Leave the bottom part of the clip open as that is what you will clip onto your hair).

    So easy you could make one in every color! Would be so darling on a little tot. Wishing mine was here to model them for you (only 8 weeks to go!). 

    Thanks for checking out this tutorial! Be sure to share with your friends! 

  2. Friday, May 3, 2013

    Blah blah blah

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    Last Friday I was battling a particularly strong case of blahness. I was in this rut where my mood was “blah.” My clothes felt “blah.” My hair felt “blah.” These are the moments that I am most susceptible to impulsiveness (fighting the urge to go buy new clothes and/or chop off my hair). So I decided to fight these feelings by mixing things up. I threw on my husband’s glasses (which I have now officially adopted to be own. Thanks hubs!), tossed my hair up into a messy topknot, and put on some bold lipstick. Sometimes it’s just necessary to have a little fun & play around! Later that night Ryan and I went out to dinner with friends & went to a comedy show fundraiser. Made for a fun Friday night out. Laughter is the best medicine. :)

    Hope your Friday is wonderful. ♥

  3. Thursday, September 22, 2011

    Lovely Looks

    Here are some looks that I am currently loving. The wavy hair, neutral colors, layers, and long satchels. ♥

  4. Friday, August 26, 2011

    Irresistible.

    Here are some pretty things that I would purchase if given the chance. (I have a thing for neutral tones… can you tell? ha.) I picked some fun pieces and some that would easily transition in the fall. Happy Shopping!

    1. Knit Scarf Forever 21 2. Leatherette Handbag Forever 21 3. Juice Couture Watch ASOS 4. Cream Mini Dress Modcloth 5. Blue Frill Dress ASOS 6. Free People Pullover Piperlime 7. Silk Button Down Blouse Piperlime

  5. Friday, July 8, 2011

    Lovely Little Things

    Let’s go ahead and imagine we live in a dream world where we get to go shopping and buy lots of lovely little things. In this dream world, I would go ahead and purchase the above items. It would just be fabulous, wouldn’t it? So many pretty things. Ahhhhh. 

    Don’t wake me I plan on sleeping in… 

    You can find the items at the links below:

    1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Dress 2. Kimchi Blue Dress 3. Mark & James Wedges 4. J Crew Retro Swimsuit 5. J Crew Chambray Popover 6. Lace Dress, Forever 21 7. 70s Straw Hat, ASOS

  6. Wednesday, June 8, 2011

    Beautiful Icons

     

                                                                          {Elizabeth Taylor}

      It’s no secret that I am in love with old hollywood glamour. The beautiful actresses and models from the 50s, 60s, and 70s have always inspired me. They were elegant, graceful, and talented. Here’s to them. ♥ 

     

                                                                             {Marilyn Monroe}

      

                                                                                {Twiggy}

                                                                          {Audrey Hepburn}

                                                                               {Grace Kelly}

                                                                          {Marisa Berenson}

  7. Wednesday, April 6, 2011

    Crush

                                                  [Top: H&M, Shorts: Forever 21, Shoes: Steve Madden}

      I finally got my closet organized after a few weeks of moving craziness. While doing so, I came across these shorts that I purchased about a month ago and never got the chance to wear. Friday night provided the perfect opportunity, and I was excited to get a little dressed up after days of working around the apartment. 

    Hope your week is off to a great start. ♥ 

  8. Thursday, January 13, 2011

    Spotlight: Carey Mulligan

    Inspiration comes in all forms. A lot of my style inspiration comes from photos, magazines, designers, or just street style that I see every day. But sometimes it is also comes from a person and/or actor. I saw An Education a little while ago and fell in love with the movie. Carey Mulligan’s performance was beautiful, and I’ve respected her ever since. I adore her overall look and style.

    Anyways… I found these photos inspiring, so I just thought I’d share. ♥

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