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Halloween Decor: Add Ribbon and Bows for a Glam Pumpkin

Create a Halloween decor pumpkin with style! Add ribbons, bows, and Halloween embellishments to your pumpkin for a glam look! Finish the Halloween Craftspumpkin with scrapbook lettering that reads,
“Trick or Treat”.

Make several different color styles and sayings. Place your pumpkin collection on mantles, stairs, and through-out your home.

Materials Needed:

ӢPumpkin real or fake
ӢBlack Satin
ӢWhite Satin
ӢPolka Dot Ribbon
ӢCardstock Lettering
ӢPlastic Spider
ӢTacky or Hot Glue
ӢBowdabra Bow Wire

1. Begin with either a real or fake pumpkin and 3/8” satin ribbon.

Pumpkin Decor Ideas

2. Cut strands of satin ribbon and glue them on the pumpkin at the top and the bottom.

Pumpkin Decor Ideas

3. Attach cardstock lettering onto the front of the pumpkin.


4. Glue a Halloween decoration, a spider, onto the top of the pumpkin.

Halloween Decoration

5. To make a bow for pumpkin place the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra. Cut a piece of 24” Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold it in half and place it into the Mini Bowdabra


6. Place the ribbon, face down, into the Mini Bowdabra.

Black Ribbon

7. Form a loop with the ribbon and twist it into the Mini Bowdabra.

Decor Ideas

8. Continue folding and twisting the ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra.

Bowmaker Tool

9. Fold and twist the ribbon to form a total of six loops all the same size. Add a seventh smaller size loop.
Black Loopy Bow

10. Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra wand.


11. Thread the two loose ends of the Bowdabra Bow Wire through the loop at the other end.

Halloween Bow Ideas

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

Polka Dots Bow

13. 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.


14. Fluff the bow loops, place the smaller seventh bow loop in the center of the bow to hide the Bowdabra Bow Wire.


15. Attach the polka dot bow onto the top of the pumpkin. Make several different style pumpkins to display throughout the home.

Halloween PumpkinFor more Halloween Craft tutorials click here…

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