Make It Monday–Getting crafty with Lilly

As I was planning this 3 day series on bows I found myself asking which came first; the bow or the bow addiction? Does it really matter? Exactly. A couple of weeks ago I found myself with too many bows (like that’s an actual thing) and not enough space? So many bows and nowhere to put them, my life is so hard. I know. Naturally I turned to first Pinterest and after a few heinous options I turned to my Big because Big knows best right? Her solution? If you cant buy it, make it. So off to Michael’s I went. Walking in I felt inspired. 

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I grabbed a wooden initial, matte modge podge, and ribbon (I ended up trading the one in the picture for a pink chevron….it seemed more ME)

Now what to cover my wooden initial with? Old Lilly planner pages of course! I stopped at the store for a bottle of wine and headed home to prepare myself for a serious crafting sesh, I mean it has to look perfect right? Right.

I set up my workspace and poured a glass of Cabernet.

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Next, I began selecting my favorite print pages from my planner. I cut the frayed edges off  each of the pages I ripped out and began measuring to ensure that they would fit as perfectly as possible.

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After lots of cutting and measuring I was ready to modge. Heres the tricky part, I know you’ll want to just put a bunch of modge on and just do it all at once but trust me TAKE YOUR TIME! Do a little bit of modge and do it piece by piece. Add a few more coats of modge to it once you have every piece glued down. While you wait for it to dry, refill your wine glass, I know its empty.

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You can speed up the drying process by using a blow dryer on LOW.

Once I finished I decided it wasnt enough. So when in doubt, add rhinestones.

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Next flip it over and add your ribbon! I used a hot glue gun and then reinforced it with this outdoor waterproof glue, just in case. I also had to double each one on the ribbons to keep the bows from sliding and I also sewed cute little bows onto the bottom of them to ensure that none of the precious little guys fell off!

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Here’s the finished product complete with my entire bow collection. I know I died too. Wondering where I got all of my bows from? Find out right here on MLP tomorrow!

For more crafty projects and DIY head over to my Pinterest! http://pinterest.com/soflagrlprobz/

SFGP Crafty board–http://pinterest.com/soflagrlprobz/crafty/

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