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Bow Tie Party Necklace DIY

I love the idea of unconventional party decorations like these party necklaces. (Remember this party necklace from last year.) Instead of a handing out party hats, give your guests a necklace when they walk in the door. I like these because you can make them any color you want and they look so cute and festive. These would be great for a birthday party or even for a shower. Find the complete instructions below!

Material Needed: Crepe paper, scissors, string or twine, quick dry tacky glue

Step 1: Cut crepe paper into lengths for the bow ties. Heavy weight crepe paper will use 3″ to 5″ of length for medium bows. (Medium to light weight crepe paper will use longer lengths, about 5″ to 7″.)
Step 2: Once the length is cut, trim into desired width of bows.
Step 3: Fold paper like an accordion. Hold the folded paper in the middle and check that the sides fan into desired bow shape.
Step 4: Take a scrap of crepe paper and trim into small strip.
Step 5: Place a drop of glue on the middle of the folded paper and attach one end of the strip to bind the bow. Wrap the strip around the middle of the bow and glue again at the other side.
Step 6: Cut string to a desired length for necklace.
Step 7: On a flat surface, lay down a bow and put a dot of glue on the middle of the bow, where the knot would be.
Step 8: Lay the string across the bow and allow to dry.

Photography by  Heather Zweig for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Coordinated by Stacy Wichelhaus
Crafting by Jessica Heywood
Assisted by Harper Casimiro
  1. Becky Loose From The Zoo

    March 8, 2013

    Oh my goodness these are too cute! I think I’ll have to try my hand at these in pastel colors for my upcoming easter party!


  2. Kaisa

    March 8, 2013

    Love these, so much fun!!

    xx Kaisa

  3. Laura

    March 8, 2013

    How fun! I love how they look layered too. Great idea!

  4. Kelly @ Studio DIY

    March 8, 2013

    This is adorable! Love the idea of handing out necklaces at a party.

  5. giulia

    March 8, 2013

    so cute, so festive!

  6. janika R

    March 8, 2013

    This is interesting..

  7. LARY@ Inspiration Nook

    March 8, 2013

    This is adorable!!!

  8. Renuka

    March 8, 2013

    I love the idea of getting guests involved in the party theme!

  9. Kelly Golightly

    March 8, 2013

    Very cute! I did a similar bow tie party favor for an Awards Show Party recently — DIY Bow Tie Pins fashioned from fabric samples ans bobby pins:

    Bow ties are the new owls. 😉

  10. rub

    March 9, 2013

    so cute! and CURLY BANGS!

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