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“Going Green” in Autumn – Table Decor

Make fall table decor with something as simply as oranges. Oranges are fragrant, inexpensive, and the perfect color to Orange Place Settersdecorate and welcome autumn. Oranges are great for table decor or even place-setters. Best of all the oranges won’t go to waste, they can even be used in combination with a dessert.

Materials Needed:
”¢Bowdabra ®
”¢Bowdabra ® Bow Wire
ӢAdhesive Gems
ӢGift Tag
ӢGlue Dots


1. Begin by wrapping an orange in tulle. Hold the tulle in place with Bowdabra Bow Wire.

Tulle Ribbon

2. Using Glue dots wrap a piece of ribbon around the center of the orange. Add several pieces of adhesive gems onto the ribbon.

Tulle Wrap

3. To make the bow for the top of the orange: Cut a 24” piece of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold it in half. Lay it into the Bowdabra. You’ll have a loop at one end and two loose pieces at the opposite end.


4. Place tulle into the center of the Bowdabra. Scrunch down form an accordion shape. Cut away excess ribbon.

Scrunched Ribbon

5. Scrunch ribbon down with the Bowdabra Wand.

6. While the bow is still in the Bowdabra, thread the two loose ends of the Bowdabra Bow Wire through the loop at the other end.

7. Pull the Bowdabra Bow Wire tightly while the bow is still in the Bowdabra.

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

Bowdabra Bow

9. Fluff the bow and tie it to the top of the orange.

Bowdabra Bow Wire

10. Optional: If being used as a place-setter attach tag using the left-over Bowdabra Bow Wire. –Use a pencil to spiral the Bowdabra Bow Wire to make fun ringlets. Make several oranges either for place-setters or for fall table decor.

Orange Place Setters

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Autumn Table Decor

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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