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St. Patrick’s Day Home Decor

St. Patrick's Day home decor

If you are looking for St. Patrick’s Day home decor that use simple items that you can find around the house, you’ve come to the right place. These beautiful votive holders created by Bowdabra designer Sarah Forhan uses dried peas (yes they are green) and plain old mugs. In just a few minutes you can transform them into and beautiful mini centerpieces. Add a gorgeous Bowdabra bow to your St. Patrick’s day home decor as a final touch and you will be all set for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Materials needed:


  1. Begin by gather all your materials.

decor votive supplies

  1. Fill the glass mugs or vases with dried peas and insert a candle in the center.

Home decor votive

  1. To make the bow place the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra. Cut 18″ of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold the wire in half.    Place ribbon sprays on to the Mini Bowdabra.

how to make bows with ribbon

  1. Place the ribbon end into the Mini Bowdabra and then begin to make your first loop.

how to make a ribbon bow

  1. Fold the ribbon down to make your first loop, make a matching loop on the other side.

ribbon bow making - St. Patrick's Day home decor

  1. Continue folding and pressing the ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra to make more loops.  Cut the ribbon from the spool and seal the ribbon end.

how to make bows with ribbon

  1. Add a coordinating ribbon, fold and press to make your first loop.

ribbon bow making

  1. Add additional loops and cut the ribbon from the spool.

st. Patrick's day home decor

  1. Place some small leaves into the Mini Bowdabra.

St. Patrick's Day ribbon bow making

  1. Add a small silk flower.

St. Patrick's Day - make a bow with ribbon

  1. Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand.

ribbon bow making

  1. Thread the wire ends through the loop.

bow wire

  1. Pull the wire tightly.

St. Patrick's Day home decor bow - bow wire

  1. Remove the bow from the Mini Bowdabra and knot the wire in the back of the bow.

making bow with ribbon with bow wire

  1. Fluff the bow.

How To Make Designer Bows

  1. Tie the bow on the handle of the glass mug.

St. Patrick's Day home decor votives

  1. Use the Mini Bowdabra to make a matching bow and display the St. Patrick’s Day decor.

easy diy St. Patrick's Day home decor

Design by Sarah Forhan


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