It’s almost Valentines Day and I say- out with the cheesy gifts and in with the DIY! Unfortunately the next Davis Flea Market isn’t until after V-Day…but have no fear, there are plenty of crafty opportunities for you to impress your darlin’ dearests. After our recent Secret Santa success, my housemates and I have planned for a Valentines Day Secret Lover’s exchange. Now nothing says “I love you” like the calendar I just ordered from Amazon that’s filled with scantily clad Scandinavian men, but I figured I could pair that with a little DIY hair bow to really make the most smashing V-Day gift this apartment has ever seen!
Here’s what you’ll need:
Needle & thread, hair ties, cloth (something more rigid, like felt), a scissor and add-ons…I used an old button from a long lost jacket and a little mexican worry doll that my mom used to make barretts for me out of.
Steps 1 & 2: cut pieces and sew bow:
1. Cut out cloth pieces feel free to play around with shapes and sizes to create different style bows.
2. First sew the longest piece into a loop and then sew on the bow tails from the side where the seam is (this will be the back of the bow).
Steps 3 & 4:
4. Sew the rectangular piece of cloth with the add-on around the bow, making sure to enclose the hair tie within the loop.
I’ll be selling some of these little guys at the next Davis Flea Market…February 24th in Central Park, 11-3, check it out!