Saturday, November 28, 2015

Santa Bow Wreath/Wall Hanging DIY


Most of you might already know that I am a designer for Bowdabra.  The Bowdabra is a fun and handy tool to make bows of all sizes and styles.  I'm so excited this time of year about using the Bowdabra to make lots of holiday crafts and décor.  My latest project is one of the cutest things I've ever made, a Santa Bow Wreath or Wall Hanging. 

Materials needed:
1 1/5 yards of 5 1/2" wide ribbon
1/2 yard Faux fur trim
18"x12" Sheet of stiff black felt
Glue/Hot glue gun
Cardboard
Boot pattern
Glitter stick-on foam sheet
Scissors
Bowdabra, wire, and wand


To begin, I found a boot pattern online that I saved to Word and increased the size to line up with the width of my ribbon. I traced two patterns on cardboard (opposite facings), and added it between two pieces of stiff felt for each boot for added stability. 
 
Next, I folded 24" of  bowdabra wire and placed it in the Bowdabra and then inserted an 18" piece of ribbon for "Santa's legs."

 
I took the remaining yard of ribbon, folded the ends together with loops on both sides and inserted it into the Bowdabra.
 

 
While all of the ribbon is still in the Bowdabra, I glued on faux fur trim to the ends of the "legs" .  .  .

 
 
and then glued on the boots.
 
After scrunching down the ribbon, I took the two loose wire ends and pushed them through the wire loop, pulling tightly, lifting out and tying the wire in a knot to the back of the bow. 

The excess bow wire, looped and tied, will be used as a hanger.

 Next, I glued strips of cardboard in a V shape to the back to prevent the legs from moving. 


And finally, I cut out a 3" square of glitter foam sheet with a one inch square opening, adding a piece of black felt over the opening and gluing on top of the bow for the buckle.
          

This is just too cute!




Take a little time to enjoy

and

Happy Holiday Crafting!
 
 


18 comments:

  1. Haha, that made me laugh! So cute...looks easy to make as well. Hope your weekend is going well!
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  2. This is so clever. Small ones for gifts would be fun.

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  3. Gail, this is adorable! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday. Pinned and Tweeted.

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  4. Gail, This is so awesome and unique! Love it! So happy to have you linking up with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Pinning and tweeting to share!
    Have a great week!
    ~Laurie

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  5. too cute! Love this Santa bow wreath and his little legs lol

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  6. This is so cute! My kids would absolutely love this. Pinning for later!

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  7. This is adorable Gail. Love the cute legs and how it also has a bow!

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  8. Love the santa bow! What a clever and adorable idea!

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  9. I love it, it turned out so cute!
    If you have time, I would love for you to share this post over at the Holidays Celebration link party that is live right now! It's such a neat idea, I'm sure our readers would love it too! (http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2015/11/holidays-celebration-link-party-3-is.html)

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    1. Thank you for linking up! Your post has been pinned to the party's Pinterest board (https://www.pinterest.com/pinteresab/holidays-celebration-2015/). Feel free to link up other posts too, and stay tuned for the features on Friday!

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  10. Sooo pretty! I love Bowdabra. It is my favorite tool ever! xxx Maria

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  11. I absolutely love this Gail! It's sooooo cute!

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  12. Now that is adorable! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I love this because it is different!!

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  14. Thanks for stopping by to share and linking on http://ohmyheartsiegirl.com/heartsie-girls-wordless-wednesday-43/

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  15. How cute and inventive- what a great idea! Appreciate you bringing this to Snickerdoodle Sunday so I could see it!!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

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  16. Fun and so whimsical! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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