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Back to School Bow Ribbon Clock

Back to School Bow Ribbon Clock

It’s that time of year to start getting ready for going back to school. What better way to start off the new school year by being on time! Why not make this adorable bow ribbon clock so you’ll have no excuse to be late! Have fun putting this clock together using Bowdabra bows!  Here’s how:

Materials needed
Wooden circle
Bow ribbon fabric (Walmart)
Ribbon – 1 1/2″ wide
Clock kit
Awl or small drill
Mod podge/brush
Mini Bowdabra, Bow Tool and Ruler, Bow Wire, Wand
Command strips

Back To School Crafts

Cut out bow fabric 1/2 inch larger than the wooden circle. Apply mod podge to the backing and smooth out on wooden circle.

Back to School Ideas
Cut slits in the fabric border and smooth over the edge onto back and let dry. Use an awl or small drill to make hole in center of circle large enough for the clock mechanism to fit in.

Easy Back to School Crafts
Attach clock kit to wooden circle following package directions.

Make the bows

Back To School DIY crafts

To make the bows, cut a 12″ piece of bow wire, fold in half and place in the Mini Bowdabra, tucking ends under. Cut the ribbon 10″ inches long, sealing both ends with a lighter or clear nail polish. Crease one end of the ribbon and place in the Mini Bowdabra.

Mini Bowdabra bow making tool
Make another crease at the other end of ribbon, looping over the Mini Bowdabra tower . . .

How to make a bow
and insert in the Mini Bowdabra.

How to make bows
Use the hair bow tool and ruler to measure the loops evenly. Make a crease in the center of the ribbon and press down into the Mini Bowdabra.

How do I make a bow 
Scrunch down the ribbon with the wand.

How to make a ribbon bow

While the bow is still in, thread the two loose ends of the bow wire through the loop, pulling the wire tightly, and then gently pull out and tie in a knot at the back. Tie another knot to secure and cut off excess wire.

How to make a professional bow
Make eleven more bow the same way and size to have 4 black, 4 pink and 4 white in place of numbers.

How to make small bows

Attach bows using command strips, evenly spaced, starting with the 12,3,6,and 9 marks around the fabric covered clock.
Attach the remaining bow, alternating colors, for the remaining marks . . .

Bow Making Tutorial Back To School Crafts Ideasto complete the clock.

Back to School Gift Ideas

You can’t help but look at this oh so cute bow ribbon clock and always be on time!



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