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Halloween Pumpkin Hair Bow Home Decor

When I saw this pumpkin at my local craft store, I knew right away what I wanted to do with “her”. Yes I knew she was a girl pumpkin and she was screaming out to me that she

Halloween Home Decor

wanted a sassy hair bow! She was a whole pumpkin and needed to be cut in half so that I could hang her on the front door. I love walking around craft stores for inspiration. How about you?

This is a super easy project that took under 30 minutes to complete. The most time consuming part was cutting the pumpkin. There are a lot of pumpkins on the market that are easy to cut. This was was a tad bit of a challenge because it was styrofoam inside. I suggest getting a hallow pumpkin for easier cutting.



  • Bowdabra
  • Bowdabra Bow Wire
  • 3 14″ pieces of 2 1/2 inch wide Wire Edged Ribbon
  • 25″ 3/8 inch Grosgrain rust
  • 2 7″ 5/8 inch seasonal Satin Ribbon
  • 1 10″5/8 inch Satin Ribbon
  • hot glue gun
  • craft eyes
  • Halloween tag
  • Craft pumpkin
  • knife



1. Use a knife to cut the craft pumpkin in half. This will allow it to be flat again the door.

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2. Cut 24”³ of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold it and place it into the Bowdabra.

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3. Take the 3 large pieces of wire ribbon and add them to the Bowdabra. Do this one at a time and spread them out.

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4. Next, take the grosgrain ribbon and make equal loops back and forth into the Bowdabra until you use up the ribbon.

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5. Find the center of the 10″ piece of satin ribbon, add it into the Bowdabra and make equal loops into the Bowdabra.

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6. Take the last two pieces of ribbon, find the center and add them into the Bowdabra. Spread them out.

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7. Squish down with the Bowdabra wand. Pull up the Bowdabra Wire and tie off the bow. Don’t cut off the extra wire. Use it to attach ribbon to pumpkin.

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8. Turn the bow around, fluff it and tie it to the stem pf the pumpkin.

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Halloween Hair Bow Home Decor

9. The pumpkin is finished. You can leave it like it is or give it a tag and a face.

Halloween Pumpkin Hair Bow Home Decor

Halloween Pumpkin Hair Bow Home Decor



    Bowdabra® Bow Making & Design Tool – Large – BOW1003-Single

    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

    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’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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