How To Make a Bow Garland

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Just when we thought the whole garland thing might be getting a little tired, Rachel Denbow's whimsical interpretation has us excited again. She used it for her daughter's second birthday party and we can also see it as sweet everyday decor.

If you happen to have a few dozen bow ties lying around, by all means, string them up. But Rachel's version creates bow shapes from several complimentary fabrics and involves only the tiniest bit of sewing (and super simple sewing at that). Ready to give it a try? Find her photo tutorial on her blog, Smile and Wave.

(Image: Rachel Denbow)

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