How to Make a Bolo Tie

Make a bolo tie as a party favor that doubles as an accessory.

Materials Needed

  • bolo tie clip
  • leather cord
  • metal cord tips
  • festive twine
  • copper disc
  • fresh eucalyptus and thistles
  • pliers
  • super glue

Lace Leather Cord

Lace leather cord through the two open slots on the bolo tie clip.

Attach Copper Medallion

Super glue the copper medallion onto the front of the bolo tie clip.

Attach Metal Clip Ends

Clamp metal bolo tie clips onto the ends of leather cord using pliers.

Add Foliage

Tie together a simple bouquet of eucalyptus and other dry white flowers (like thistles), leaving extra length in the twine.

Secure Foliage

Force extra twine through the open slots on the bolo tie clip, and secure foliage as well as twine behind the clasp.

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