Crafty Holiday Bows

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Turkey Day is just over a week away—can you believe it? We switch off each year going to either my family’s house or traveling to my in-law’s place for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and, this year, it’s the Thomas family’s turn for Thanksgiving. It’s become a tradition for the gals in the Thomas family to make fun, holiday crafts when we get together; so, I wanted to design a special paper-cut project we could each do. Today, I’m excited to share my lovely little designs with all of you as well (what can I say, I just can’t help but spread the love)! The only problem with these crafty holiday bows, is that no one will believe you made them yourself.

Crafty Holiday Bows


This is my first time designing 3D bows like this, and I have to admit, I was really giddy when they turned out as cute as they did! I was especially pleased with how nice the Christmas tree one turned out since it had the simplest design (in all honesty, I think that one ended up being my favorite).

Crafty Holiday Bows

Crafty Holiday Bows

What You Need

  • My Bow Templates
  • Card Stock (Brown, Dark Brown, Red, White/Off White, Green, and Yellow)
  • A Cutting Machine or Scissors
  • Hot Glue

Crafty Holiday Bows


How To Make

1. Use your cutting machine (or scissors) to cut out all your bow pieces.

Crafty Holiday Bows


2. Gingerbread Man: Glue hat to top of gingerbread man’s head.

Reindeer: First, glue on antlers, then glue hat to top of reindeer’s head.

Christmas Tree: Glue ribbon backing to bottom portion of tree.

Crafty Holiday Bows


3. Gingerbread Man: Glue on hat fringe. Put a dab of glue on tip of hat: fold down and glue hat pom pom on top of it.

Reindeer: Glue on hat fringe. Put a dab of glue on tip of hat: fold down and glue hat pom pom on top of it.

Christmas Tree: Fold one star in half. Glue outside of crease to the center of the other star. Attach to top of tree.

Crafty Holiday Bows


4. Gingerbread Man: Glue center of bow to gingerbread man’s neck. Fold each side of bow in and glue to center. Glue on buttons.

Reindeer: Glue center of bow to center of reindeer’s face. Fold each side of bow in and glue to center.

Christmas Tree: Glue center of bow to the center of the tree (the top of the ribbon backing piece). Fold each side of bow in and glue to center.

Crafty Holiday Bows


5. Gingerbread Man: Glue final circle to center of bow. (I also added some squiggly lines to his wrists and ankles with a white chalk marker).

Reindeer: Glue final circle to center of bow.

Christmas Tree: Glue final circle to center of bow.

Crafty Holiday Bows

I couldn’t be happier with how all three of these bow turned out! And I can’t wait to make even more next week with my sister-in-laws!

Crafty Holiday Bows

I can’t believe it’s already time to start planning for holiday gifting! It can be so hard to find/make gifts for everyone. I love to bake special, homemade treats for close family/friends, but doing so for neighbors, co-workers, or even extended family can be very time consuming (not to mention expensive). Lay’s Wavy chocolate covered potato chips are a decadent treat everyone is sure to enjoy, and they make the perfect gift to help fill in the gaps on my holiday gifting list. But, of course, I still want to add a crafty touch to make it special—that’s where these lovely bows come in!

With three delicious flavors (milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and new milk chocolate with almond bits), you really can’t go wrong!

Crafty Holiday Bows

Crafty Holiday Bows

You can find all three flavors of Chocolate Wavy Lays at your local Target store for a limited time.

I hope you enjoy these crafty holiday bows as much as I do! Do you ever do any holiday crafting with your family this time of year?

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4 Comments on Crafty Holiday Bows

  1. Carrie
    November 15, 2016 at 10:43 pm (6 years ago)

    These bows are insanely adorable – what a fun way to dress up any gift, especially a tasty treat like Chocolate Covered Lay’s Potato Chips! #client

    • Mandee
      November 16, 2016 at 8:37 am (6 years ago)

      Thank you Carrie! I couldn’t agree more. ^_^

  2. Judi
    January 8, 2019 at 11:55 pm (4 years ago)

    Miss Mandee, thank you so much for the Disney cuts and illuminaries. My granddaughter and grandson will absolutly love them! We have so much fun doing crafts together and it gives such special times togerther. You sure make it fun for us!

    • Mandee
      January 9, 2019 at 12:16 pm (4 years ago)

      Aww, I love to hear that! I have many fond memories of crafting with my mom and aunt, so I’m so pleased when I hear that my designs are bringing people together in a similar way. ^_^


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