How to Make Bows: Bowdabra
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Tacky to Chic—Sensational Holiday Bows

Sensational Holiday Bows

I love to include poinsettias as part of my holiday decorations. When I got these plants home, I found it impossible to remove the tacky price stickers. No problems. Bowdabra to the rescue!! I created these gorgeous holiday bows to cover and camouflage those pesky stickers.

Chic Holiday Bows

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 18″ to 20″ Bowdabra bow wire
  • 54″ of 2½” wide wired ribbon
  • Bowdabra
  • Skewer or thin pencil
  • Hot glue


Begin by placing the folded piece of bow wire into the Bowdabra. You can tuck the ends of the wire under the Bowdabra so they are not in your way as you create to bow.Bow Wire in Bowdabra

Dovetail the beginning end of ribbon by folding the ribbon in half lengthwise and cutting a diagonal.

Chic Holiday Bows

Next, make a three loop bow. Each of the loops measures about 3½” from the center of the Bowdabra to the fold in the loop.

how to make Chic Holiday Bows

I like to coil the ends of the Bowdabra bow wire to create an additional design element. I’ve wrapped the bow wire around the skewer, because I wanted a tight coils. You could also a pen, pencil, or dowel rod depending upon the size of the coil you want.

Create Chic Holiday Bows

Using skewer to coil bow wire

Perfect Chic Holiday Bows

Finished bow wire coils

The finished bow is the perfect addition to my poinsettias!! No more visible tacky stickers.

Beautiful Chic Holiday Bows

I used hot glue to adhere the bows to the poinsettia pots, covering the unsightly price stickers. The bows really add pizzazz to these poinsettias.

Gorgeous Chic Holiday Bows

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