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…

 

materials

  • Felt (eco-friendly preferably)
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Ruler
  • 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.

 

 

alternatives

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!

 

xo,
Mayi Carles