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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Guest Post: Craftaholic Anonymous


hi! my name is linda and i'm a craft addict. {for reals. just ask my hubby, Davis} i'm the girl behind Craftaholics Anonymous a site brimming with crafts, home decor, DIY, tutorials, and holiday decorating! my crafting philosophy is: Crafting doesn't have to be expensive, just CREATIVE!

i had the opportunity to meet Allison right before she moved from Richmond. so its fun to be here on her cute blog! although Richmond will never be the same without her ;)

today i'm going to share with you how to make super cute bows to add to your "Gift in a Jar" gifts this year. Gifts in a Jar are great {who doesn't love a great mason jar, right??} but its always fun to spice things up the classic jar gift and make them a little different. and cuter!

with bows all the rage right now, these are sure to be a hit with your neighbors, friends, and co-workers!

{note: i filled my gift jars with Hot Cinnamon Milk mix. which is DIVINE. you have to try it! love at first sip. promise. you can get my recipe here.}

These are super easy to make. PLUS you can even use your scraps to make them. sweet!

  • fabric

  • scissors

  • and that trusty sewing machine!

  • TEMPLATE {Click to view the bow template. Print on 1 sheet of paper. Pattern should be approx 10.5 inches long by 2 inches wide.}

for each bow, cut 4 pattern pieces using the template.

take 2 pieces and with right sides together sew together using 1/2" inseam. leave small end open.

*leave the small end of the pattern open so you can turn it right side out later*

when sewing around the curved portion of the fabric, go slowly so you can get a nice rounded seam.

next, make small cuts into the fabric about 1/4" apart around the curved portion. DO NOT cut the thread!

REPEAT above steps with the remaining 2 pattern pieces.

using a dowel or blunt scissors, turn right side out and iron flat.

take one side and tuck in the unfinished seam about 1/4"

insert the raw edges of the other side into the opening.

so that it looks like this.

sew shut.

then fold over that same seam....

and sew across it.

And that's it! This template works with all regular mouth glass jars.

just add a gift tag and your jar is ready to go!

*and don't forget the Hot Cinnamon Milk recipe to complete the gift! {this is SO delish! it's like eggnog, but without the eggs and a lot less calories!}

happy {holiday} crafting!


Thanks for sharing Linda!!


  1. Those are sooo cute! I remember making cross-stitch covers with lace trim for mason jars when I was growing up! You sent me down memory lane today!

  2. That is sew cute! Much better than plopping a paper ribbon or bow on top. Thanks for sharing. Hope your evening is grand. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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