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.

Next Up

How to Win Winter Like Norwegians

See how Norwegians celebrate winter and create a sense of coziness in the cold-weather months.

10 Cozy Updates to Get You Through Winter

Kick those winter blues and give your home the seasonal update you've been missing with these fun ideas for simple, wintry decor.

Cozy Up Your Home for Winter With Faux Fur Accessories

When the temperatures plunge, turn to a tried and true material to keep your home cozy and warm -- fur (of the faux variety).

Drink This Now: 41 Warm Cocktails to Help You Survive Winter Woes

Stay indoors and fight the chills with these tasty and warm cocktails.

Wintery White Rooms That Will Give You the Warm Fuzzies

Surround yourself in a blanket of warm, white interior inspiration to ward off the winter blues.

How to Make a No-Sew Monogrammed Table Runner

Designer Casey Noble dresses up a holiday table with a homemade monogrammed table runner made with simple sewing supplies and paint.

How to Make Vintage-Inspired Popcorn Party Favors

Send guests home with a popcorn party favor jar for them to enjoy even after the party's over.

How to Make Dipped Candy Apple Party Favors

Rustic yet refined embellishments like a sprig of gilded greenery and a leaf-shaped kraft paper tag make these candy-coated apples a casually elegant, yet affordable DIY favor. Give them out as take-home treats at your next gathering or package them up as pretty, edible holiday gifts.

Winter Wedding Ideas

Cool metallic elements are warming up wedding decor this fall and winter.

What's New in Handmade


Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.