Back to School Fashion: Funky Loopy Hair Bow

Since my son will be starting Preschool in August, I thought it would be fun to make my daughter a Back to School craft – Funky Loopy Hair bow withHow to Make Back to School Loopy Hair Bow the school colors. Get in the school spirit by making a fun hair bow for your daughter, granddaughter, niece, friend, etc.


1. To make the bow cut 18” of Bowdabra Bow Wire. Fold the wire in half and place it into the Bowdabra.

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2. Add a piece of tulle to the Bowdabra.

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3. Add a few more pieces of tulle to the Bowdabra to add color.

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4. Dovetail a few pieces of sheer ribbon.

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5. Place the pieces of sheer ribbon to the Bowdabra.

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6. Wrap grosgrain ribbon around several wooden dowels. Use clothespins or alligator clips to hold each end in place. Bake at 250 degrees for 20 minutes. Let cool.

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7. Slide each piece of grosgrain off of the wooden dowels. Use scissors to cut 3-3 ½” pieces of curly ribbon.

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8. Place several pieces of curly grosgrain ribbon to the Bowdabra. Fold a 5” piece of black ribbon so one end is on top of the other end. Place in the Bowdabra. Do the same thing with a different colored ribbon.

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9. Add more curly pieces of grosgrain to the Bowdabra.

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10. Scrunch down with the Bowdabra Wand.

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11. While the bow is in the Bowdabra, thread the two loose ends of the wire through the loop and pull the wire tightly.

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12. Fluff the bow. Tie the Bowdabra Bow Wire around an alligator clip to secure in place. Wear this cute ”œBack to School” hair bow on your first day of school.

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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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