How to Make a Reindeer Bow Gift Topper

How to Make a Reindeer Bow Gift Topper

Here’s an awesome idea to dress up drab holiday gift wrapping  by  making an adorable reindeer bow gift topper using your Mini Bowdabra!  It’s an easy and simple creation that makes the giving extra special!
Here’s how:
38″ of 1.5″ grosgrain ribbon
20″ of 2.5 burlap ribbon
10″ of 5/8″ ribbon
Mini Bowdabra Tool and Ruler, Bow Wire, Wand
Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter
Googly eyes
Pom pom
Antlers pattern
Hot glue gun
Mod podge

Start by cutting two, 12″ and one 14″ ribbon strips using the Proxxon hot wire cutter. The Proxxon easily cuts and seals ribbon at the same time – that’s why I love using it!

Make a Reindeer Bow Gift Topper
Next, cut an 18″ piece of bow wire, fold in half and place in the Mini Bowdabra, tucking ends under. Then take the end of a 12″ ribbon strip, pinching the sides together into a crease and press into the Mini Bowdabra.

Mini Bowdabra
Take the other ribbon end and loop above the Mini Bowdabra tower, pinching the ribbon  down into the Mini Bowdabra. Use the ruler to position the loops evenly at the 2 inch mark on both sides.

Ribbon with Mini Bowdabra

Pinch center sides in and push center down into the Mini Bowdabra.

Create Reindeer Bow Gift Topper
Scrunch down the ribbon with the Mini Bowdabra Wand.

Mini Bowdabra Wand
Thread the loose ends of the bow wire through the loop, pulling tightly and out of the Mini Bowdabra. Tie the wire around to the back, knot and cut off excess wire.

Bowdabra Bow Wire
Make a matching bow with the other ribbon strip.

Matching Bow with Ribbon Strip
Make a third Bowdabra bow using the 14″ ribbon strip.

Bow Making Tool
Hot glue the two matching 12″ bows on top of the 14″ bow, as pictured.

Beautiful BowsGlue on googly eyes and a pom pom for nose.

Handmade Bowdabra Bows
Fold ten inch strips of burlap ribbon and cut out two sets of antlers.

Strips of Burlap Ribbon
For each set, apply mod podge on one side of antlers, press together and let dry.

Finish your reindeer bow

Finish Reindeer Bow
Hot glue the antlers on back of the loops, as pictured.
Cut the 10″ strip of 5/8″ ribbon in half and make two small bows with 1″ loops using the Mini Bowdabra. Glue on at the base of the antlers.

Make Reindeer Bow
Now attach this adorable Bowdabra Reindeer Bow to the top of a wrapped package for an amazing look and an awesome wow factor for holiday gift giving!

Christmas Holiday Gift

And be sure to tell the recipient that once their present has been opened, this quirky gift topper can be used as a hair accessory – just by attaching a hair clip, barrette or ponytail holder!

If you liked this reindeer bow gift topper be sure to visit Bowdabra designer Gail at her blog Purple Hues and Me, Facebook and pinterest for more of her fantastic tutorials!

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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