Top Hats, Berets and Muffs are all done. And now bow ties and earrings are nearly complete. Nearly? Yes, nearly. Why, oh why is Hobby Lobby not an all night store during December? I need large safety pins (have plenty at the school) and more clip-on earring backs. I found one pair of clips in my personal stash and none in the school supply box. So I will be heading to Walmart as soon as it starts to get light. Got to have the clips! *update* Walmart does not have clips! I wound up taking apart some vintage earrings from my grandmother and using those clips. That worked great!
The safety pins need to be glued to the back of the bow ties so that the boys can pin them at their collars.
I've got more photos to share of all this too...
Bows waiting for their center bands....
Center bands waiting to go on to the bows.
Bows waiting for safety pins....
I did find two safety pins here and they are attached already.
Working on all these bow ties requires working with hot glue. My glue gun gets very hot. I have a blister from using it yesterday when I was adding the floral trim to the top hats. I hate that! So adding the red sequins at the end is an easy place to burn yourself but I found the perfect tool to help! My DH bought this for me at Mike's Merchandise several years ago. I think it is a wax carving tool.
This is a picture of the complete tool. I never really found a use for it before so I am thrilled to now know how I am going to use it!
Earrings are done for pierced ears but I still need to go buy clips for 5 pairs. More hot glue! I wanted to use E6000 or G-S Hypo Cement to attach the backs but neither one of my glues was working properly. Too old I think.... So hot glue is what I used.