I have a thing for bow ties. I have a lot of them in different sizes and colors. Still, I do find it difficult finding the really cool bow ties out in the stores. That I know have a solution for: I’ll simply make my own from the fabric and colors that I love. Learn how to make a DIY Bow Tie.
1. Supplies: Fabric, a pair of scissors, a bow tie clip, thread and a needle. The yellow fabric I’ve used I bought at a thrift store, it is actually an old apron. I bought the clip on Ebay. 2. Start with cutting a rectangle 12 x 23 cm / 4.5 x 9 in and another rectangle, this time 4.5 x 12 cm / 1.5 x 4.5 in. The large rectangle will be the tie while the small will make the knot. 3. Start with the large rectangle and fold the long sides in towards the middle. 4. Then fold the short sides towards the middle, make them overlap a bit. 5. Sew a few stiches and tighten. You’ll now see the shape already. 6. Attach the clip with a couple stiches through the tiny holes on both sides. Then fold the small rectangle’s long sides towards the middle, twirl it around the bow tie and clip two times and seal it with a few stiches.
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Are you having a party or just want to serve food a new way? Try making washi tape pennants from toothpicks and washi tape, and stick them into whatever you are serving: cherry tomatoes, cupcakes, chocolate balls, meat balls, pieces of carrots or apples, grapes, sausages. In other words these miniature pennants are perfect for finger food or tapas!
In addition to the tape and the toothpicks you need a pair of scissors to cut the flag into a pennant. If you’re using washi tape with pattern, be sure align both sides of the pennant correctly, or else it’ll show through the partly transparent washi tape.
Wanna add some color in your house? Why not style your light switches! We have several of these boring white light switches in our apartment and making a washi tape light switch will add some excitement to our light interior!
To do this you need your favorite washi tape and a flat-blade screwdriver. Now, the light switches in Norway might be a bit different than the ones you have where you live. First use your thumb and pointing finger to pull off the centre piece (button) of the switch.
Use the flat-blade screwdriver and bend the frame open on both sides. Add the tape either to the frame, the button or both. Be thorough when you apply the tape if you want the pattern to be the same all over the switch.
This is fun! On the one beneath I’ve taped only the button.