Last week I shared fun and easy Oscars party ideas for your own stylish Oscars viewing parties, including top hat popcorn buckets, gold star-rimmed cocktails and star-shaped finger sandwiches. Today, I want to show you this super easy bow tie DIY that triples as decor, fun photo booth props and party favors for your guests (re: hair pins/brooches).
Behold, how to make bow tie pins!
Like all good things in life, this project idea came about from procrastination. I had a fabric swatch book laying around, as we’ve been trying to decide on drapes for about five months now. While we’re no closer to a decision, I thought Hey those little fabric swatches sure could make cute bow ties.
I realize you may not have inadvertently stolen a fabric swatch book from your upholstery lady, but you can easily buy a yard of cotton canvas fabric (or any fabric of your choice for that matter — though this was on the stiffer side which made it ideal) and get to snipping.
Cut a fabric into a square that’s about five inches long.
Next, cut a thin strip of fabric that’s about 1/2 inch-1 inch wide (the length should be the same as the fabric square — about 5 inches).
As you can see, your measurements and lines don’t need to be perfect. I’m a lazy DIYer, so use what you have and do what you can, and see if you can make a little magic happen without having to change out of your pajamas.
Pinch together the middle of your fabric square into a bow tie.
Next, pick up your thin strip of fabric…
And tie it around the middle of your square to create a bowtie.
Hey, looky there — it’s a bow tie!
Next, insert a bobby pin through the loop/knot in the back.
Simply slide it right through.
A bow tie that can be used as a hair pin or brooch, and as cute party decor!
Tip: Print out a sign that reads “Take a Bow” so your guests know to take one home!
What do you think? Are you ready to DIY and host your own Oscars party?
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