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Sweet Bridal Shower Party Favors

A bridal shower is an exciting happy event and the party favors should reflect the mood of the party. These easy to make bridal shower party favors are fun to look at, easy to make, and sweet to eat!

Materials Needed:
Mini Bowdabra ®
Bowdabra ® Bow Wire
Small Tin Novelty Pails
Morex © Ribbon 3/8” Black Satin #08402/10-613
Morex © Ribbon 7/8” White Satin #08405/6-601
Morex © Ribbon 3/8” Shocking Pink#08402/10-019
Candy (Good & Plenty)
Clear Nail Polish
Glue Dots or Hot Glue


1. To make the bow for the Bridal Shower Party Favors: Cut a 24” piece of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold it in half. Lay it into the Mini Bowdabra. You’ll have a loop at one end and two loose pieces at the opposite end. Cut a long piece of black satin ribbon fold it in half to form a crease. Place the ribbon at the crease mark into the center of the Mini Bowdabra. Seal the end of another ribbon with clear nail polish. Lay the ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra. Decide how big you want your loops. To make your first loop fold and press into the Mini Bowdabra. Continue folding the ribbon back and forth until you have a total of four loops. Cut the ribbon from the spool, leaving about an inch.

Mini Bowdabra Bow MakingTool Online

2. Cut a strand of pink satin ribbon. Dovetail the ends and seal them with clear nail polish. Fold the ribbon in half to form a crease. Place the ribbon at the crease mark into the center of the Mini Bowdabra.

Pink Satin Ribbon Online

3. Seal the end of the black satin ribbon with clear nail polish. Lay the ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra. Form a total of four loops with the black satin ribbon. Scrunch ribbon down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand.

Scrunched Ribbon

4. While the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra, thread the two loose ends of the Bowdabra Bow Wire through the loop at the other end. Pull the Bowdabra Bow Wire tightly while the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra.

DIY Bridal shower gift

5. Gently pull the bow out of the Mini Bowdabra. Separate the two loose ends of the BowdabraBow Wire and bring them around to the back of the bow. To tie off the bow, pinch the BowdabraBow Wire securely against the bow. Twist the bow 4 to 6 times in a clockwise direction.

Bowdabra Bow

6. Seal the end of the ribbon with clear nail polish. Then using a glue dot fold and press the ribbon down covering the Bowdabra Bow Wire.

Black and White Bow

7. Tie the bow to the handle of the small tin pail. Wrap the left over Bowdabra Bow Wire around a pen for fun ringlets.

Bridal Party Favors

8. Decorate the outside of the pails with pink gems and place candy into the inside of the pails. Make several as party favors.

DIY Bridal Party Favors


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