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Gift Wrap Idea: How To Create A Bow Using Ribbon

Wednesday

 

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What you need:

A gift wrapped with brown wrapping paper

Thick Ribbon

Glue Gun

Glue Stick

Scissor

Pencil and markers

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After wrapping up your gift with brown wrapping paper. Start by placing ribbon around the gift. Make sure it is able to wrap all the way around. Then, stick it to the back with the glue gun.

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To start the bow, use a length of around 12 to 13 inches.

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Fold at the back and seal it with a glue gun.

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The bow should be like this when pressed this way.
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Apply glue gun inside the center and hold for a few seconds until it’s glued together and dry. Clean up the excess strands of glue if there are any.
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Cut off a ¾ inch strap of ribbon
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Wrap the ¾ inch ribbon over the center of the bow. Glue it to the bow with the glue gun.
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Finally, stick it on the top of the ribbon, wrapped on the gift box. gift-wrap-idea-how-tocreate-a-perfect-easy-bow-using-ribbon-brown-wrapping-ideas-wedding-anniversary-birthday-present-hello-island-mama-tutorial-12

Brent and I celebrated our 5-year wedding anniversary this month, so I wrote “Fifth Year” on the top of the gift wrap. You may try writing your husband’s name, anniversary date, or inspiring words instead of your anniversary year. If you are not comfortable doing handwritten words like this, you may find a font that you like. Then, simply print the word/s and trace it by shading at the back of it with a pencil.
Brown wrapping paper or kraft paper is my favorite option for gift wrapping, whether it’s for holiday gifts, birthdays, or anniversaries. By adding some accents, it makes the gift wrap more interesting and exciting. gift-wrap-idea-how-tocreate-a-perfect-easy-bow-using-ribbon-brown-wrapping-ideas-wedding-anniversary-birthday-present-hello-island-mama-tutorial-9

Any favorite gift wrap ideas you have?

If you like this tutorial, share the image below to your Pinterest board :-)

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Embracing Summer With Kids

Sunday

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Summer is almost over! We’ve been experiencing rain these past few days. Before I know it, it will be cold again! Even though summers in Texas are hot, we embrace them. We try to do some fun activities outside the house, to entertain my two little munchkins. Especially if we don’t have playdates with other moms and kids, these are a must. I wanted to share the simple ways we enjoy summer, without needing to drive.

 

MORNING SUNSHINE

I always try to bring my kids outside after breakfast to see the morning sunshine. Whether walking around the neighborhood, playing on the grass, going for a stroll, or biking I want them to go outdoors. I think it is healthy for them to go out at least twice a day to get fresh air and see nature. It is not quite as hot before 10AM, so that’s the perfect time to enjoy the morning sunshine with kids.

SPLASHING IS LOTS OF FUN!

My kids love to play in the water and get wet! Aside from bringing them to splash pads, I usually let them swim and play in the front yard before their afternoon nap. It’s a win-win because they have fun and can use up all their energy. This causes them to sleep longer (Mama’s Goal!). We used  this pool and put in under a tree for some shade. This pool is affordable and durable. It’s been almost 2 years now since we bought it, and it still looks great. You can also put something like this  Little Tikes First Slide to make this activity more fun!

DIGGING A HOLE

Since I became a parent, I was surprised at how nature offers a lot of entertaining toys for my two kids. They love picking up rocks, acorns, small branches, and are curious about the ants etc. Recently, their favorite activity, especially my toddler’s, has been digging holes. We have been reading a book called Sam and Dave Dig a Hole,and it’s funny to hear from Cavan about how he wants to find the diamond underground… Well good luck, kid.

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similar One-piece Swimsuit

Any favorite outdoor summer activities with your kid/s that you will miss this coming cold season?

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