Holiday Decorating Project

DIY: no Sew Bow-tie pins on

We recently got the shop ready for the holidays and after hanging the garland and the lights and decorating the trees. I thought we needed a touch more. After seeing this creative post on one of my favorite blogs, decor8, I got an idea. It was very simple, but added the bit of color I was looking for. The steps to my little project were so simple, I wanted to share them.

Choose any combination of ribbon you like. I wanted to incorporate our signature seagreen with the red of the holidays and a deeper teal. I found all the ribbon used here at Michaels. I cut two equal lengths of both the red and the teal for each bow I wanted to hang. I also cut one longer length of the satin seagreen ribbon as the center ribbon that would bind them all together. If you want something more elaborate you can add more strips of ribbon.

Gather the shorter ribbon in the center and tie the ribbon you like best for the bow. This ribbon I cut long enough to be able to tie the loops and have enough left to hang the same length as the other ribbons.

Above is my finished product. I used a twist tie to attach the finished bow to the pine bow. In the end, the bows added just right touch. I think they bring a kind of Scandanavian holiday feeling to our unfinished wood beams and lit pine garland. I hope you’ll find this simple project useful in your holiday decorating.



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Creator of coastal retreats for families to feel good in, lover of beach walks, and sustainable living.




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