Introduction: Patriotic Bow Tie

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Just in time for the patriotic celebrations, make this super easy and adorable bow tie.

Step 1: Materials

Patriotic Material
Bow tie Fasteners
Coordinating Ribbon
Hot Glue Gun
Hot Glue Sticks

All materials can be found at local fabric stores. Fabric with a small pattern will look cleaner than those with larger prints!

Step 2: Step 1: Measuring It All Out

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Cut the fabric into a 4in x 18in piece. Then cut that piece into a 4x10in and a 4x8in piece.

You will also need to cut an 10in piece of  the coordinating ribbon.

Step 3: Step 2: Time to Fold and Glue

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For each piece, fold the long ends up (similar to folding in thirds) and glue down with hot glue.

Step 4: Step 3: Fold and Glue, Some More

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Fold the ends of each piece in. Glue the ends down where they meet. This will create two rectangles. Put a small drop of hot glue on the center of the larger piece and stick the smaller rectangle on top.

Step 5: Step 4: the Bow

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Squeeze/pinch the rectangles together to form a “bow like” shape. Then wrap the ribbon around the center of the bow, leaving tails to tie off in the back.

Step 6: Step 5: Make It Wearable

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Before you pull the knot the tails, slip the pin under the ribbon. Then pull and knot. Secure the pin with hot glue and trim any ribbon ends.

Step 7: Step 6: Show Off Your New Bow Tie!

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There you have it! A simple, but classy bow tie, perfect for those patriotic holidays! So find a party or fireworks show and strut your stuff in your new bow tie!

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