DIY: Glitter Bow Tie Garland

Posted on: November 26, 2012
DIY: Glitter Bow Tie Garland

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for sure! So many potential projects and inexpensive ways to add a little cheer to your home. Last year after Christmas, I purchased a tiny little tree for 75% off at Target. They have them this year too but of course they’re full price right now. Anyway, I knew that I’d use this tree in my office but I felt like I needed to add a little something to jazz it up! Ornaments? No. Lights? No. Delicate and chic bow tie garland? Perfect!

Glitter Bow Garland DIY: Glitter Bow Tie Garland

{Print by The Educated Owl on Etsy}

What you need:

  • Bow Tie Pasta (find this at any grocery store)
  • Gold Cord (Bead Landing brand purchased at Michaels with 50% off coupon)
  • Krylon Glitter Blast Glitter Spray in Golden Glow (purchased at Michaels with coupon or here)

This project cost me $8 and I can make many, many glitter bow tie garlands with these supplies!

Glitter Bow Garland Supplies DIY: Glitter Bow Tie Garland

What you need to do:

  • In a well ventilated area (preferably outside), spray your hard uncooked pasta with glitter paint. Let dry.
  • Flip all of your pasta over and spray the other side. Let dry.
  • Determine how long you would like your garland to be and how many bows your would like it to have. Divide length by number of bows to know how far apart each bow should be placed. For example, if I want my garland to be three feet long (36″) with 9 bows, I would place each bow four inches apart.
  • Using your cord, tie tight double knots around each bow to secure them. Use a ruler or a tape measure to be sure that bows are equally spaced.
  • Once you are finished, slide each knot to the very top-middle of the bow ties to ensure they hang straight.

This garland can be used year round! Hang it on a mantle, from shelves, cork boards, windows…wherever!

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Kitties love it too!

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XO, Louisa

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  1. This is definitely something I’m going to have to do! Love this little bit of sparkly fun! AND KITTY! So sweet and mischievous! xx, lj

  2. Your idea is greate! I made something for last Christmas too: .

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