Use ribbon to create a custom Easter basket that will stand out from the rest. In less than 30 minutes you will have a truly unique Easter basket.
Bowdabra Bow Wire
Hair Bow Tool & Ruler
¾” wide satin purple ribbon
¾” wide satin light purple ribbon
Additional ¾” wide satin ribbon for wrapping around basket
1. Begin by gathering all the materials you will need for this project.
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.
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.
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.
5. Next, fold the other side at the same width. Ribbon tails should be right side down below your loops.
6. Cut the ribbon off the roll.
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.
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.
9. Next, fold the other side at the same width. Ribbon tails should be right side down below your loops.
10. Cut the excess ribbon off the spool. Scrunch down with Mini Bowdabra Wand.
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.
12. Pull the Bowdabra Bow Wire tightly while the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra.
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. Your bows are now ready to be placed on your Easter basket.
15. Take 2 spools of coordinating ribbon and tie a knot around the one end of the basket handle.
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.
17. Begin twisting the ribbon around the basket handle.
18. Once you reach the end tie a knot and either cut the ribbon or tuck it inside the basket.
19. Attach a bow on each side of the basket.
20. Fill with Easter treats!
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