DIY :: Mini Bow Ties to Dress Up the Party

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Ever since I published these ideas for an Oscars viewing party last year, I’ve gotten emails and feedback asking about how I made the mini bowties that adorn the champagne glasses.  I decided this would be a great time to share a diy for them, especially since I used them once again in this years Oscar themed party here.

This is a simple little project but I think the result can make a great impact especially for New Years Eve, or other glamorous or formal celebration.  Once you make a batch of these mini bowties you can dress up glasses, drink stir sticks, even use them as photo booth props.  Here’s how to do it….

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DIY Mini Bowties


  • Black felt fabric sheets, from the craft store
  • black adhesive gemstones
  • glue gun & glue stick
  • scissors and glue dots

Cut the felt into rectangles about 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches.

Cut a strip for each rectangle that is about 1/2 inch wide, or a little less.

Pinch the rectangle in the middle so the pleats are nice and neat.  Wrap the thinner strip around and cut off the excess length.

Use the glue gun to add a small dollop of hot glue to the strip {on the back side of the bow} and secure it.  Let dry for a few minutes.

Place a glue dot to the back of the bowtie and attach it to your glass.  Use 2 or 3 adhesive gemstones underneath for “buttons.”

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  • I think these glasses look cute lined up on the “red carpet.”  Just use another strip of red felt to create this look.

cotton candy sticks in flute glass

  • Here I used the glasses as a vessel to hold cotton candy sticks.

mini bowtie drink stir sticks

Let me know if you make these, and tell me what you think.  Cheers!

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