Wednesday, March 14, 2012

No-Sew Baby Bow Tie

Connor had his Hebrew naming ceremony recently and, of course, I wanted to dress him up extra cute. I love all the little preppy baby outfits, so his sweater vest, polo & khakis were perfect. But to add a little extra fun, I thought he needed a cute accessory - the bow tie!

This literally took me less than 10 minutes so it's a great craft if you only have a little time. I cut out two strips of fabric - one for the bow and a skinny one to loop around the bow.
(I'm being blinded by plaid on leopard print. Sorry!)
For each strip, I folded each long side in towards the middle so the unfinished edges wouldn't show. Then I ironed the folds to flatten them.

To make the bow, I took the long strip and folded each edge towards the middle. The ends needed to overlap slightly, but I cut off the excess that I didn't need. (A baby boy needs a lot less of a boy tie than a toddler)
I used some Elmer's glue to adhere the top end to the bottom end where they overlapped.
I also used Elmer's glue for the strip that wrapped around the bow and then I held it tight while it dried.

I slipped a 1/4 in wide piece of elastic inside and tied a knot at the ends.
I took the knotted part of the elastic and slid it around so it was inside the bow tie.

And here's my little guy showing off his plaid bowtie!




18 comments :

  1. So cute! I'd love it if you'd share this at Whimsy Wednesdays at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/03/whimsy-wednesdays-2.html

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  2. What an adorable little man! And darling bow ties! I would love for you to share this at my link party!
    http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/03/share-it-link-party-2.html

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  3. Totally adorable!!! Been meaning to make one for a friend, and maybe my cat... she is a tuxedo after all for ages, but now that I've seen step by step how easy it is I'll have to actually do it!

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  4. How cute..I love the plaid print with this & smart boy is enjoying the bow :)

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  5. stin.king. ca. ute! yay hebrew naming ceremony!

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  6. What a great-looking bow-tie you made for your adorable son! He's a most handsome little guy. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment.

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  7. This is too cute!

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  8. Absolutely too cute AND so is the bow tie! HA! I have a little one about his age and I just love this idea for Easter!

    Have a wonderful day!
    http://hopefuloneblog.blogspot.com/

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  9. That's so cute and a wonderful idea!! Thanks for sharing:D Pinning it!

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  10. I love this! My sister in law is having a boy and this would be perfect for him! I would love for you to link it up to my first link party. I know my readers would love it too! http://weliketolearnaswego.blogspot.com/2012/03/what-i-learned-wednesday-1.html

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  11. Ahhh man where were you when my boys were little ... lol. How freaking genius!

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  12. Oh my gracious! He is so big! What a cute bow tie! You are so creative.

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  13. This little man's adorable self gave me the first smile of the morning... thank you!!! xoxo

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  14. I'm so glad you shared this at Whimsy Wednesdays at The NY Melrose Family. I have a new nephew on the way and this gave me some ideas for photo ops. I look forward to seeing your projects this week.

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  15. Too darn adorable! The bow tie too! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  16. Cute and simple little bowties; even cuter little baby boy!
    -Jack

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