Today was my first TV debut!!! Mayi’s on the air baby! Martha Stewart here I come!
My heart is still pumping like if a cobra was chasing me through the jungle + I’m loving the adrenaline rush.
I really really have to thank Alex Medela, one of the hosts of Tu Mañana, for inviting me on to do my thing. I had such a blast + I want to do it again + again + again. So, I’m crossing my fingers for a repeat.
So what did I do? I made a super fun + crafty + eco-friendly holiday DIY tutorial – an eco-felt gift bow. They are so easy to make + so cute to wear. And as opposed to it’s paper ribbon counter part, this bow actually stays in place + doesn’t get smashed on the way to grandma’s lol.
So let me show you how to make them…
- Felt (eco-friendly preferably)
- Silicon glue
- Pin (optional)
step by step
After gathering your materials…
Step 1: Cut a felt page lengthwise into 9 strips. Each strip should measure 3/4 inches wide. Leave 3 strips full length, 8.5 inches long + cut 1 inch off 3 of the strips + cut 2 inches off 2 of the strips + cut the last strip down to 3 1/2 inches long.
Step 2: Twist each strip to form a loop at both ends + sew it in the center. Shape the shortest strip into a circle + secure it with a glue dot.
Step 3: Layer the strips from longest to smallest, making sure you space each set evenly + carefully. Finally, stick the loop into the center. Once they are grouped sew all parts together.
You’re done. You can use the bow as is for gift wrapping or you can add a pin to the back to wear it with your favorite blouse.
You can transform this bow into a headband + clip + comb or anything else you’d like. You can also make them with recycled paper, like a map + magazine + newspaper or vintage paper for a nice variation.
Neat project don’t you think?
Well lovelies, it’s time to punch out. Work overload has been severe this week + this girl’s gotta rest + drink some wine + cuddlle with David. Doctor’s orders.
I’ll probably post some weekend links tomorrow to be consequent with my editorial calendar. Till then, ta’ ta’ sweeties!