Bowdabra Mini Bow Maker Flower Puff Dog Collar Bling

 maddy flower collar

January 14th is National Dress your pet up day. So in honor of this day I figured why not make it a dress up your pet week? I don’t like putting uncomfortable clothing on my pets but a collar dresses them up quite nicely. This little puffy flower slip on collar bling is easy to remove and replace with a different one. Make them in several different colors and your pup will have a whole wardrobe to change with the seasons…or mood. These little slip on collar additions cost over $5.00 in pet and department stores and you can make one for practically nothing! Make money selling your bows at craft shows and more with a Mini Bowdabra bow maker.

Materials needed:

  • Mini Bowdabra bow maker
  • Bowdabra bow wire
  • 18 inches of 3” wide printed tulle
  • 8 inches of 1 ½ wide sheer white ribbon
  • Scrap of white felt
  • 3 inches of ¼” wide elastic (you can substitute an old hair tie)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Glue gun and glue sticks


  1. Gather your supplies.


  1. Cut an 18-inch piece of Bowdabra bow wire and fold in half. Insert into the bow maker. You will have a loop at one end and two pieces of wire at the other.

Puff 1

  1. Insert the tulle into the bow maker like an accordion. Continue until you have reached the end of the tulle.

Puff 3


Puff 2

PUff 4

  1. Scrunch down with the wand.

 Puff 5

  1. Insert the sheer white ribbon in the same way and continue until you have used all the ribbon. Scrunch down again with the wand.

 Puff 6

Puff 7

  1. Insert the two loose pieces of wire through the loop and pull tight while the bow is still in the bow maker. (Slipknot) Remove from the bow maker and tie a knot in the back. Fluff out the bow.

Puff 8

Puff 9

  1. Using the hot glue gun, carefully attach one end of the elastic piece to the back of the puffy bow. Bring the other end into a loop and glue.

 Puff 10

Puff 11

  1. Cut a small circle from a piece of white felt and attach to the inside of the elastic loop. Clip off any excess bow wire.  (See photo) Slip on the collar and enjoy.

 Puff 12

Puff 14


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