It's that time of year...gearing up for graduation! Let Plaid Pistachio help you decorate your graduation cap. There lots of new designs on the site that include more personalized text. You can thank Mom and and Dad as well as show off your degree or show some school pride.
You now have more options to customize your bow. You can add a bling middle with diamond mesh. Also, you can choose the end cut of the tails between the straight angled cut or the more traditional V-cut.
You can say it all with these new styles, so they are a great stand alone decoration for your cap. They are also a great addition to a fully decorated cap.
If you need some help putting the bow on your cap, check out Plaid Pistachio blog post with instructions and tips for attaching the bow to your cap.
Congratulations and happy decorating!
New Valentine's Day designs are here! The heart shaped monogram is sweet and and can be worn all year long. It can purchased in the two most popular sizes - the small and medium classic bow.
The split heart design is super cute as well. This design allows for your child's full name. This only comes in the medium size bow due to the large size of the design.
As always, you choose the ribbon and thread colors that you need. Enjoy Valentine's day with your little sweethearts!
It finally feels like Fall here in Texas - at least for today, anyway! So I am in the mood to post some new Halloween bows are on the website - a fun Jack-O-Lantern face, a cute spider, a darling ghost. And the sweet little pumpkin is great for Halloween and Thanksgiving. They can be purchased with or without the monogram. These are such a great size for infants, toddlers, and even school-age girls. Here is a link to all my Holiday Bows!
This darling little bookworm hair bow is perfect for back to school. It can be personalized with a monogram and is a great size for elementary school age girls.
I just discovered that I can make fabric sailor bows with my embroidery machine! Who knew!! How exciting is that. This makes me so happy because I love, love, love picking out fabric. Although, it can get me into trouble because I want to buy it all! These bows are classic and oh so beautiful! I currently have both printed and solid fabrics listed on my website. Soon to come...other styles of fabric bows I can make on my embroidery machine. Enjoy!
New summer designs! Fun things like a unicorn, mermaid tail, Minnie Mouse (great for that Disney vacay!), strawberry and more. The designs can be paired with a monogram on the pinwheel style bow or on its own with the classic style bow. Not everyone likes a giant hair bow on their little nut and these bows are the perfect petite size for infants, toddlers and yet still big enough for school-age girls.
July 4th is right around the corner, so I did a mini photo shoot with my little nut. She is usually less than cooperative - I guess I use her as a model a bit too much! I had her tell jokes to her brother and that helped me get some good shots with a natural smile. The monogrammed July 4th bows are simple, classic and can be worn well after all the celebrations are over. The small bow is great for infants and toddlers. The medium bow is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and big girls. You choose the ribbon/thread color and the monogram styles.
Thanks so much!
No matter how you decorate your graduation cap; a personalized bow is a beautiful addition. (You can see all the embroidered cap bows I offer by clicking here.) The question I get asked the most is how to attach the bow to the graduation cap. Here is a quick how to and some tips to get the best results.
To start, I recommend using either hot glue or E6000. Hot glue requires a hot glue gun, so if you don't already have a hot glue gun I would go with the E6000. Personally, I think E6000 will give you more secure and longer lasting results. Both can be purchased at any craft store or in the craft section of Target or Wal-Mart.
For hot glue, I would put a dot of glue about 1/4" in diameter directly onto the graduation cap and then press the bow onto the glue and hold. Work quickly as the glue will set very fast. Once the glue sets it is difficult to remove, so be sure it is in the right place. If you need to remove the glue you can let the glue cool completely and try to pull or pick it off. Please be careful! The glue is VERY hot. I may be stating the obvious here, but I have gotten some significant burns from hot glue squishing out from between ribbon when I wasn't expecting it.
For E6000, I would put the glue directly onto the back of the bow and then place it onto the graduation cap. You will need to hold the bow in place for about a minute for the glue to set up. It takes 24 hours for the glue to cure so try not to move the cap around too much. In fact, I would put a heavy book or something similar on it for the first 24 hours, just to be safe. The E6000 glue should be used in a well ventilated area.
Once the glue sets, that bow will be on there for good and you will have a gorgeous graduation cap!
Please comment if you any questions.