Handmade Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece Craft Tutorial

Looking for an easy and inexpensive centerpiece for Thanksgiving this year? Use a 4×4 wood post and turn it into reclaimed wood Thanksgiving Table Centerpieceblocks. Drill a hole large enough to fit a tea light in the block. Using a die-cutting machine cutout the phrase of your choices and add a pinwheel bow to the first block to complete the look.

Mini Bowdabra
Bowdabra Bow Wire
Hair Bow Tool & Ruler
1-1/2′ wide wired ribbon
3/8” wide 4” long polka dot ribbon
Clear Nail Polish
Glue Dots


1. Begin by gathering all the materials you will need for this project.

Table Centerpiece Craft Materials

2. Place Bowdabra ® Hair Bow Tool and Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra, leaving a space at the bottom for the Mini Bowdabra tower to move. Cut a 18” 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.

Use Bowdabra Hair Bow Tool and Ruler

3. Cut the ribbon to desired length. Seal each end of the ribbon with clear nail polish. The nail polish dries quickly so there is no need to wait for it to dry. Make your first tail; it should be the same length as the loop of the bow (you will make that next).

Handmade Table Centerpiece Craft

4. Depending on how large you would like your bow to be is where you place your first loops. To make your first loop, fold the ribbon and press into the Mini Bowdabra. Next, fold a loop on the other side at the same width.

Ribbon with Mini Bowdabra

5. If you did not pre-measure the ribbon continue to leave the ribbon on the spool for the other tail. Each tail should be at opposite angles. Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand.

Use Mini Bowdabra Wand

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.

Mini Bowdabra Bow Wire

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

Bowdabra Bow Wire

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 in a clockwise direction and knot.

Bowdabra Bow Wire Tool

9. Fluff bow and attach the finishing ribbon with a Glue Dot. Then attach the ribbon to each side of the blocks with a Glue Dot.

 Ribbon with a Glue Dot
10. Enjoy your new spruced up table centerpiece!

Handmade Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece Craft

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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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