Felt Bows {Simple Packaging Ideas}

simple packaging ideas ~ felt bows! EverythingEtsy.com

Christmas is only a few weeks away … and I love looking to the simple things to make wrapping & gift-giving just a little bit easier!

If you’re looking for a quick & easy way to add some color plus cuteness {it’s all about cute factor} to your packages, these bows are the perfect DIY … and even better, it’s an easy way to use up some of your scraps that have been hangin’ around, bonus! Let’s start …

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Make a template out of cardstock or heavy paper (i used a ruler to draw a 3.5 x 2.25 rectangle, then rounded the ends) trace onto felt and cut. Cut another strip of felt, long enough to wrap around the middle of the bow (mine was approx. 2 inches)

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1 ~ Fold the rectangle in half lengthwise, then fold those ends back towards the middle so it’s        pinched, hot glue inside both slots on the back side (image 1 ~ front)

2 ~ Dab some hot glue on the bottom of the pinch and attach the strip (image 2 ~ front)

3 ~ Wrap it around to the back of the bow, hot glue closed (image 3 ~ back)

Add a small clothespin with hot glue again and you’re done!

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Wrap up some gifts all nice and pretty and attach! I made a big batch in no time, to have on hand with my other Christmas packaging … these cute & easy projects make wrapping all those presents fun! right?!

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You can always find beautiful colors of wool felt at KimberlyLayton.com or Handmade and Craft on Etsy.

Don’t miss the sweet felt ornament patterns…top off your presents  with a sweet Dottie Deer!

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Go crazy and make tons! Happy wrapping ♥

~Jaime


Hi I'm Jaime photo new
My name is Jaime from Raising up Rubies ♥ stay at home mama to 2 girls and wife to a handsome hubby

…my love is for all things crafty and i feel so blessed to have a super cute space to play & create in…

She’s a super talented contributor to Everything Etsy!  You can find out more about Jaime on her blog…Raising Up Rubies.  Visit her Etsy Shop for cute stuff like these little bows!

What’s your favorite way to wrap your gifts?  Do you use pretty ribbon, kraft paper…I’d love to hear about your tricks and tips in the comments!!

~Kim

Looking for more DIY Gift ideas???  Visit our new Project Gallery for tons of tutorials to make your gift giving extra special!

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