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Holiday Gift Wrapping: Candy Boxes with Bows

Jazz up a simple box of candy with a beautiful bow. Candy boxes are an easy gift to friends, neighbors, teachers and family thisCandy Boxes with Bows holiday season. Make the bow using sheer and satin ribbon and the Mini Bowdabra. Bows are a wonderful embellishment and can add fancy and cheer to gift wrapping.

Materials Needed:

Instructions:

1. Begin by gathering all the materials you will need to create a bow for your gift wrapping.

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Holiday Gift Wrapping: Candy Boxes with Bows

2. Next, cut 18″ of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold it in half. Place the wire into the Mini Bowdabra.

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Holiday Gift Wrapping: Candy Boxes with Bows

3. Cut the sheer red ribbon at 60cms, fold the ribbon in half to create a crease, at the crease mark press it into the Mini Bowdabra.

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Holiday Gift Wrapping: Candy Boxes with Bows

4. Fold the ribbon to create your first loop.

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Holiday Gift Wrapping: Candy Boxes with Bows

5. Fold a matching loop on the other side.

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Holiday Gift Wrapping: Candy Boxes with Bows

6. Form two more loops.

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Holiday Gift Wrapping: Candy Boxes with Bows

7. Cut 60cms of white satin ribbon, fold the ribbon in half to create a crease, at the crease mark press the ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra. Fold the ribbon for your first loop.

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Holiday Gift Wrapping: Candy Boxes with Bows

8. Fold a matching loop on the other side. Make two more loops – for a total of 4 loops.

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Holiday Gift Wrapping: Candy Boxes with Bows

9. Fold white floral wire in half – at the half way point press the floral wire into the Mini Bowdabra.

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Holiday Gift Wrapping: Candy Boxes with Bows

10. Use a pencil to spiral the floral wire.

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Holiday Gift Wrapping: Candy Boxes with Bows

11. Create fun ringlets on each side.

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Holiday Gift Wrapping: Candy Boxes with Bows

12. Press 3″wide tulle into the Mini Bowdabra. Fold the tulle down like an accordion.

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Holiday Gift Wrapping: Candy Boxes with Bows

13. Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Bow Wand. 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. Pull the Bowdabra Bow Wire tightly while the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra. 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. To tie off the bow, pinch the Bowdabra Bow Wire securely against the bow. Twist the bow 4 to 6 times in a clockwise direction.

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Holiday Gift Wrapping: Candy Boxes with Bows

 

14. Place sheer ribbon on each side of the candy box.

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Holiday Gift Wrapping: Candy Boxes with Bows

15. Finish the candy box gift with the Mini Bowdabra Bow.

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Holiday Gift Wrapping: Candy Boxes with Bows

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