It’s a great time to start thinking about the Holidays, can you believe they are coming up so quickly?! Smitten is getting into the holiday spirit, so we are offering 25% off all holiday cards from now until November 2nd! Enjoy this great discount, and remember to enter MERRY25 at checkout.
Today’s DIY is a super easy way to make your party favors extra fancy and adorable. Plus, it is the perfect way to add our new pinback buttons! We LOVE buttons!
1. Cut a piece of 1.5″ grosgrain ribbon about 12 inches in length. Fold the end of the ribbon back on itself about 2″ to create the first loop of the bow and place a dot of hot glue at the end. 2. Fold the opposite end of the ribbon back onto itself about 2 inches again to create the other loop of the bow. 3. Fold the loose end at a 45 degree angle. 4. Wrap the loose end around the front of the bow. 5. Place a dot of glue on the back of the bow. 6. Wrap the loose end around the back, on top of the glue and secure. 7. Trim off the excess ribbon. 8. You’ve got yourself a nice, neat little bow, perfect for your favor boxes.
Now you just need to glue the flat bow onto your favor box and add an adorable button. Heck yeah!
Easter is coming up this weekend! Today is the perfect day to get all of your bunny related goodies in order for friends, family, co-workers and classmates. Our Bunny Ear Bow DIY is the perfect way to present your treats!
We used our Classic Sak Favor Bags (they’re on sale, $25 for 100!). Just follow the instructions below and then pat yourself on the back for whipping up something so cute!
To make the bow: 1 Fold your ribbon back on itself about 1 inch and place a dot of hot glue on the bottom right corner on the folded piece of ribbon. 2 Fold the long section onto the dot of glue leaving about an inch for that fold as well. Fold the loose end into a 45 degree angle. 3 Wrap the loose end around the back and cut the ribbon so there is a 1/2 inch tail. 4 Put hot glue on the tail and fold over the 45 degree fold. Flip it over and ta-da you’ve got a cute little bow!
To make the bunny ears: Simply put a dot of hot glue on one end of the ribbon, fold it over on itself and trim. Then adhere it to the back of your bow. Repeat for the other ear.
Write names or draw a little bunny doodle on your bags and fill them with your favorite Easter treat (we like mini Cadbury Eggs).
Tie your Sak closed on the back side and the glue your bunny ears on the front. And you’re done! Now enjoy a few peeps for your hard work.
People always ask me how I tie a bow around our favor boxes. Well it’s actually really easy once you get the hang of it. With the holidays right around the corner I thought this would be the perfect tutorial.
The key to this bow is the ribbon on the bottom of your box is flat. This way there are no awkward lumps or bumps to deal with – you’re gift box will always sit flat at the bottom. To view the video on how I tie this style bow check out the link below.
how to tie a bow
Add a personal touch to your gift wrapping this year with a bit of DIY. Here are some of our favorite crafty gift wrapping ideas.
I’m really interested in trying out the melted crayon idea. What are you going to try this year?