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Thanksgiving Table Favors

Thanksgiving Table Favors - Bowdabra Tool

For this coming Thanksgiving gathering, surprise your family with mini cornucopia Thanksgiving table favors adorned with decorative ribbon and bows that will truly put a smile on their faces. Whether it’s in the form of cute décor or a sweet remembrance – your guests will love this small memento of a great time.

To make this mini cornucopia, gather the following:

Decorative Table Favors

To begin, cut the burlap paper into six inch squares.

Burlap Paper for Bow Making
While holding the paper, grasp the pointed corner facing up, and roll together the burlap into a cone shape, as the bottom is forming a point. It may take a bit of maneuvering but once you line up the edges and point into a cone, run glue along the edges where they overlap to hold the cone in place.

Thanksgiving Table Favors Ideas

DIY Thanksgiving Decorations
Once the cone is together, take about thirty inches of decorative wire ribbon, fold together and pull the end wire on each side, gathering the ribbon into ruffles. Continue pulling the wires and gathering the ribbon until you have a ruffle long enough to fit around the top inside of the cone. Adjust the wires on both ends of the ribbon ruffle, tie in knot and cut off excess.

Thanksgiving party favor ideas
Glue on the ruffle around the inside top of cone.

How to Make Designer Bows

For the bow, cut a 15″ piece of Bowdabra wire, fold together and place in the Mini Bowdabra, tucking the ends under.   Fold a ten inch matching decorative wired ribbon together with ends overlapping. Gather the middle and insert into the Bowdabra.

Bow with Bowdabra Wand Tool

Scrunch down the bow with the Bowdabra wand.

Bow Maker Tool
While the bow is still in the Bowdabra, push the two loose ends of the Bowdabra wire through the loop at the other end. Pull the bow wire tightly while the bow is still in the Bowdabra. Gently pull the bow out of the Bowdabra and wrap the wire behind the bow, tying in a knot and cutting off excess.

Bowdabra Wire
Hot glue the Bowdabra bow onto the front of the cone below the ruffle.

Thanksgiving party favor ideas
Have fun making lots more and filling your mini cornucopia with chocolates, candy, nuts or decorative trinkets your guests will surely enjoy!

Decorative Trinkets

Thanksgiving table favors
Happy Crafting using your Bowdabra!

Thanksgiving Table Favors with Bowdabra Tool
Decorative Thanksgiving Table FavorsBowdabra designer Gail is the creative force behind this awesome tutorial.  You can find Gail at her blog Purple hues and me, G+, Pinterest, and Twitter!

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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