I consider the Friday after Thanksgiving not Black Friday but the official beginning of the Christmas holiday season! My tree goes up immediately and the halls are decked to the nines. I love carefully selecting new items to add to my holiday decor each year, more so when it’s a project I concept and create.
When I saw this new bow tie punch from Fiskars I immediately thought holiday decorations! The first project I worked on was this really simple holiday bows canvas.
- 1 canvas
- Card stock (I went with traditional Christmas colors)
- Fiskars bow tie punch
- Double sided tape or glue dots
- Hot glue
This punch is so clever because it punches out all the pieces you need to make a sweet little bow tie with one squeeze. Then you just assemble them with glue and some dexterity. I enjoy working in the realm of the traditional Christmas color palette but the sky’s the limit here!
Once I had all my bows punched out and put together, I prepped my canvas by dividing it into equal sections with painter’s tape.
I then placed the bows in the order I wanted them and made sure I left enough room for the words. Once I was satisfied, I used a dab of hot glue on the back of each and secured to the canvas. I realize the poor little bow in the top left is askew, which I immediately fixed after editing the pics!
I used red acrylic paint to hand scribe happy holidays in the lower right corner. If I were to redo this project it would be to use Sharpie or a paint pen instead of a brush. I’m not skilled enough in hand lettering to have nailed that and it suffered a tad as a result. But I love this little canvas anyway!
To style it, I created a little vignette with a faux tree, snowman figure (with bow tie!) and a wood plank.
I can’t wait to share my next bow tie idea with you next week!
How would you use the bow tie punch?