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Easter Basket with Ribbon Tutorial

Use ribbon to create a custom Easter basket that will stand out from the rest. In less than 30 minutes you will have a Easter Basket with Ribbon Tutorialtruly unique Easter basket.

Supplies:
Mini Bowdabra
Bowdabra Bow Wire
Hair Bow Tool & Ruler
¾” wide satin purple ribbon
¾” wide satin light purple ribbon

Easter Basket
Additional ¾” wide satin ribbon for wrapping around basket

Instructions:

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

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Easter Basket with Mini Bowdabra Bows

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.

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Easter Basket with Mini Bowdabra Bows

3.Place the ribbon in the Bowdabra ® Hair Bow Tool and Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra. The edge of the ribbon should reach the left hand side.

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Easter Basket with Mini Bowdabra Bows

4. Depending on how large you would like your hair bow to be is where you place your first loops. To make your first loop, fold and make a crease into the ribbon and press into the Mini Bowdabra.

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Easter Basket with Mini Bowdabra Bows

5. Next, fold the other side at the same width. Ribbon tails should be right side down below your loops.

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Easter Basket with Mini Bowdabra Bows

6. Cut the ribbon off the roll.

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Easter Basket with Mini Bowdabra Bows

7. Next, we are going to layer and make the same bow but with the light purple ribbon. We will repeat step 3 above: Place the ribbon in the Bowdabra ® Hair Bow Tool and Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra. The edge of the ribbon should reach the left hand side.

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Easter Basket with Mini Bowdabra Bows

8. Match the size of your bow loop with the bottom dark purple loop. To make your first loop, fold and make a crease into the ribbon and press into the Mini Bowdabra.

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Easter Basket with Mini Bowdabra Bows

9. Next, fold the other side at the same width. Ribbon tails should be right side down below your loops.

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Easter Basket with Mini Bowdabra Bows

10. Cut the excess ribbon off the spool. Scrunch down with Mini Bowdabra Wand.

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Easter Basket with Mini Bowdabra Bows

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

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Easter Basket with Mini Bowdabra Bows

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

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Easter Basket with Mini Bowdabra Bows

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.

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Easter Basket with Mini Bowdabra Bows

14. Your bows are now ready to be placed on your Easter basket.

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Easter Basket with Mini Bowdabra Bows

15. Take 2 spools of coordinating ribbon and tie a knot around the one end of the basket handle.

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Easter Basket with Mini Bowdabra Bows

This is how it should look like:

16. Begin twisting the ribbon to form a pattern of your liking. You could also braid the ribbon as well.

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Easter Basket with Mini Bowdabra Bows

17. Begin twisting the ribbon around the basket handle.

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Easter Basket with Mini Bowdabra Bows

18. Once you reach the end tie a knot and either cut the ribbon or tuck it inside the basket.

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Easter Basket with Mini Bowdabra Bows

19. Attach a bow on each side of the basket.

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Easter Basket with Mini Bowdabra Bows

20. Fill with Easter treats!

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by Katie of SewWoodsy.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more about the designer of this tutorial click here…..

Post 17 – Of our National Craft Month Celebration of the Many Uses of Ribbon Giveaway

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Tutorial by Katie of SewWoodsy.com

 

Join us for Bowdabra’s National Craft Month celebration for lots of great ways to enter in our month long giveaway. Contest begins March 1, 2012 and ends March 31, 2012 at midnight eastern time. Winners to be announce April 2, 2012 at http://bowdabra.wpengine.com

Prize Packages:

  • Grand Prize ”“ Ribbon totaling in value of $150.00
  • 2nd Prize ”“ Bowdabra, Mini Bowdabra, and Hair Bow Tool & Ruler Suggested Retail: $41.54
  • 3rd Prize ”“ Mini Bowdabra and Hair Bow Tool & Ruler Suggested Retail: $24.11

**Each blog post brings more entries into our month long contest. Visit our National Craft Month Giveaway Page for a list of all the posts (each day a new post is added to the list), contest rules, and contest help.

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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!
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    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!
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    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!
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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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