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Ruffled Ribbon Brooch Perfect for a Scarf

Using a brooch when wearing a shorter scarf is a great way to hold it in place. I knit a spring colored scarf this weekend and wanted to create a large brightly colored ruffled ribbon brooch to hold it in place.

Materials Needed:


1. After purchasing or making a scarf search for coordinating ribbon. I chose 4 different ruffled ribbon colors to match the scarf. An alternative to the ruffled ribbon would be sheer or satin ribbon.


2. Begin by placing the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler on top of the Mini Bowdabra. Cut 18? of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold it in half and place it into the Mini Bowdabra.

3. Cut ruffled ribbon 34? long and seal the ends. Meet the ends together and place them into the Mini Bowdabra.

4. Keeping the ribbon together fold to create 2? loops on each side.

5. Continue folding the ribbon back and forth creating a total 4 loops on each side. Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra wand to keep all the ribbon in place.

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.


7. 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.


8. Next, pull the loops in opposite directions.


9. Fluff and move each loop apart from each other to create a large loopy bow.


10. Remove the stem from a silk flower and hot glue the petals on to the center of the bow. Finish the center of the bow with a rhinestone. Lastly, remove the Bowdabra Bow Wire and attach an uncoiled safety pin.

11. Pin the brooch onto a scarf. Helpful Hint: To keep scarf in place I pinned the brooch to my scarf and my blouse.

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    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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