|Posted on November 21, 2015 at 12:25 AM|
Right now my studio looks like one of Santa's elves went mad and, no, I won't show you - I'm too embarrassed. There are dozens of holiday Christmas projects on every surface waiting for completion. Paper, paper, and more paper is all over the place. That's what happens when you have a brain like mine - ideas keep popping up as I try, very, very hard, to stick to one task at a time.
This year, I'm sending out is paper bowtie kits to some of my little friends. The bowties are already made up, although I do include a template and instruction sheet to make more. The kiddies can use the bowties in any way they want - as gift toppers, gifts, garlands, or even wear them (I glue on an elastic string so they can slip the bowtie on).
After adding small spools of baker's twine and also a few handmade ribbons, everything will be sent out in boxes that I bought at charity shops or begged from gift stores. Everything is made from recycled materials like magazines, sheet music, or gift wrapping paper. The elastic strings I added to some of the bowties were repurposed from old paper birthday hats and the postal wrapping paper started out as brown paper bags. Cost is minimal. All it takes is a little time.