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Wired Ribbon Hair Bows

When making hair bows you don’t just have to use the standard grosgrain, satin, and sheer ribbon. It is fun to How to Make Wired Ribbon Hair Bowsexperiment with all types of ribbon and embellishments. Today I made a hair bow using large width wired ribbon and added some fun bling to really jazz-it-up!

These style bows are perfect for any age and would be great for weddings, formal occasions, proms, or anytime we want to add a little glam to your hair!

To make these hair clips you will need:

Picture of all the supplies below

Bowdabra bow maker tool


1. Begin by cutting a piece of 18? Bowdabra Bow Wire and folding it in half and placing it into the Mini Bowdabra.

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2. Following the instructions on the interactive CD (the CD is packaged with the comes the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler), create a 4? Boutique Bow using the wire ribbon.

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3. Add a 4.5? ribbon spray, with dovetailed ends, use the ruler to place the strand evenly.

Easy Bow Making Tutorials with Ribbons

4. Insert the wire stem of a silk flower into the Mini Bowdabra.

Easy Bow Making Tutorials

5. Scrunch the bow down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand.

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6. While the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra, thread the two loose ends of the Mini 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. Gently pull the bow out of the Mini Bowdabra. Separate the two loose ends of the Bowdabra Bow Wire and bring them around to the back of the bow and knot.

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7. Attach an alligator clip with a flat top to the back of the bow by first tying the Bowdabra Bow Wire onto it. Then trim away the wire and add hot glue along the top of the hair clip hardware to keep everything securely in place.

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8. Hot glue small little silver flowers to the petals of the silk rose for extra bling and glam.

Beautiful Wired Ribbon Hair Bow

9. Follow the instructions to make two matching hair clips.

How to make a bow with wired ribbons

The Hair Bow Tool and Ruler easily fits over the Mini Bowdabra. Bowdabra Ribbons Crafts & Things Store sells the items individually or you can purchase the Hair Bow Creator Pack which comes with the Mini Bowdabra, Hair Bow Tool, & Ribbon.



    Hair Bow Tool and Ruler Kit for the Mini Bowdabra® – BOW2200

    Mini Bowdabra Hair Bow Creator Kit is a super easy hair bow making tool. Create designer Ribbon hair bows, mini bows, baby bow, DIY kids crafts and more!
    Rated 5.00 out of 5

    Bowdabra® Bow Making & Design Tool – Large – BOW1003

    Bowdabra Bow Making & Design Tool is your easy-to-use bow maker. Create professional looking bows for gift wrapping, home decorations and DIY crafts!
    Rated 4.50 out of 5

    Mini Bowdabra® Bow Making & Design Tool – Small – BOW2100

    Mini Bowdabra is your easy-to-use bow making tool to create small bows. Create DIY crafts, hair bows, gift wrapping, wedding décor and more yourself!
    Rated 4.80 out of 5
Bowdabra’s easy-to-create bow-makers are available at the Bowdabra website’s online store and also at various retail establishments such as Amazon, AC Moore, Pat Catan’s Stores, Jo Ann store, Michael’s, and Walmart.

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