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Handmade Christmas Gifts: Bowdabra Holiday Hair Bows

Looking for the perfect little gift or stocking stuffer? Make handmade holiday hair bows this Christmas using the Mini Bowdabra Holiday Hair BowsBowdabra and Hair Bow Tool & Ruler. Using white and red grosgrain ribbon make matching hair bows perfect for Christmas pictures and holiday fun!

Materials Needed:

Instructions:

1. Begin by placing the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra. Next, cut 18″ of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold it in half and place it into the Mini Bowdabra.

Hair Bow Tool & Ruler

Handmade Christmas Gifts: Bowdabra Holiday Hair Bows

 

 

2. Cut 10″ of 1.5″ wide white grosgrain ribbon and place the end into the Mini Bowdabra towers.

Hair Bow Tool & Ruler with ribbon

Handmade Christmas Gifts: Bowdabra Holiday Hair Bows

 

 

3. Fold the other end over and place it into the Mini Bowdabra, as well.

Make handmade holiday hair bows

Handmade Christmas Gifts: Bowdabra Holiday Hair Bows

 

 

4. Press the ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra at the 2″ mark to form a 4″ wide bow.

Create handmade holiday hair bows

Handmade Christmas Gifts: Bowdabra Holiday Hair Bows

 

 

5. Cut 22″ of 5/8″ wide white grosgrain ribbon, fold it in half to create a crease. At the crease mark press it into the Mini Bowdabra.

handmade holiday hair bows

Handmade Christmas Gifts: Bowdabra Holiday Hair Bows

 

 

6. Fold the ends over and into the Mini Bowdabra to form an “X”.

Handmade Christmas Gifts

Handmade Christmas Gifts: Bowdabra Holiday Hair Bows

 

 

7. Twist the ribbon and press it into the Mini Bowdabra to create 4 pointed loops at the 2″ mark (4″ wide bow).

Handmade bowdabra Christmas Gifts

Handmade Christmas Gifts: Bowdabra Holiday Hair Bows

 

 

8. Cut 26.5″ of 3/8″ wide red grosgrain ribbon, fold it in half to create a crease. At the crease mark press it into the Mini Bowdabra.

Mini Bowdabra and Hair Bow Tool

Handmade Christmas Gifts: Bowdabra Holiday Hair Bows

 

 

9. Fold the ribbon to form loops at the 1.5″ mark. Form a total of 6 loops and dovetail the tails. Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra wand.

Mini Bowdabra wand

Handmade Christmas Gifts: Bowdabra Holiday Hair Bows

 

 

10. 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.

Handmade Bowdabra Holiday Hair Bows

Handmade Christmas Gifts: Bowdabra Holiday Hair Bows

 

 

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

How to make a bow

Handmade Christmas Gifts: Bowdabra Holiday Hair Bows

 

 

12. 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. Fluff the bow.

Bows for Christmas gifts

Handmade Christmas Gifts: Bowdabra Holiday Hair Bows

 

 

13. Cover the Bowdabra Bow Wire with ric rac using the hot glue gun.

Bowdabra Holiday Hair Bows gift

Handmade Christmas Gifts: Bowdabra Holiday Hair Bows

 

 

14. Follow the instructions to make a matching bow. Optional add a holiday charm like the wreath that I hot glued onto the center of the bow. Give the matching pair as a gift.

Handmade bowdabra Christmas Gifts

Handmade Christmas Gifts: Bowdabra Holiday Hair Bows

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