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Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

Celebrate the coming of spring with a fun home decoration.  Make this floral home decor item with a Bowdabra Bow using simple items like decorative scrapbooking paper, Styrofoam ball, sequin pins, and a ribbon.

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

Materials Needed:

  • Cardstock
  • Styrofoam Ball
  • Sequin Pins
  • Seed Beads
  • Flower Paper Punch
  • Glue Lines
  • Hole Puncher
  • 7/8″ wide grosgrain ribbon
  • 3/8″ wide sheer ribbon
  • Mini Bowdabra
  • Hair Bow Tool & Ruler
  • Bowdabra Bow Wire

Instructions:

1. Begin by gathering all the materials you will need to make this craft.

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

 

2. Cut a piece of cardstock in half to form two triangles.  Score the two edges and add glue strips along the edge.  Glue the edges together to form the cone.

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

 

3. Insert the Styrofoam ball into the cone.  Begin to pin little flower paper punches onto the ball using a sequin pin and seed bead.  Fill the entire top of the ball.  Use a hole puncher to make two holes for the ribbon hanger.

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

 

3. To make the bow for the decoration place the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra. Cut 12″ of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold the wire in half.  Place the wire into the Mini Bowdabra.

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

 

4. Cut 27″ of 7/8″ wide grosgrain dovetail the ends.  Fold the ribbon in half to create a crease at the crease mark press the ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra.

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

 

5. Fold the ribbon loops at the 2″ mark on each side.

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

 

6. Cut another strip of grosgrain this time fold the loops at the 1.5″ mark.

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

 

7. Lastly cut a final strip of sheer ribbon 27″ long.  Fold the loops at the 1″ mark.

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

 

8. Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand.

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

 

9. Thread the two tail ends of the wire through the loop.  Pull the wire tightly.

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

 

10. Remove the bow from the Mini Bowdabra and knot the back.

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

 

11. Glue a flower punch to the center of the bow.

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

 

12. Use the Bowdabra Bow Wire to tie the bow to the decoration.  Insert the wire through the two hole punches and knot the back.  Spiral the remaining Bowdabra Bow Wire.

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

 

13. Your spring decoration is ready to be hung.

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

Spring Floral Home Decor with Bowdabra Bow

 

Tutorial by Bowdabra Designer Sarah Forhan

Spring Floral Home Decor

 

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