Here’s an easy way to decorate your pet’s Easter basket with a spectacular bow.
Supplies for pet’s Easter Basket Bow
This is a great bow to use random ends of leftover ribbons. You can mix satin and grosgrain ribbons, and use a variety of colors.
Instructions for Making the Bow
- Cut your ribbons to the appropriate lengths. I used the Proxxon Thermocut which cuts the ribbon and seals the ends in one step. Alternatively, you can use scissors, then pass the ribbon ends through a flame to seal the ends.
- Insert the bow wire into the Mini Bowdabra. Fold the wire in half, and tuck the ends under the Mini Bowdabra.
- Fold the length of tulle into thirds so you have a piece that measures 4″ x 16″. Scrunch the tulle into the Mini Bowdabra.
- Next, layer the ribbons in the Mini Bowdabra, starting with the widest ribbon and ending with the narrowest. Make one loop on each side of the Mini Bowdabra.
- When all the ribbons are in place, use the Mini Bowdabra wand to compress them into the Mini Bowdabra. (Note: I found I was more successful with this bow if I compressed the ribbons periodically as I was making the bow as well as the final compression.)
- Secure the bow with the bow wire. Bring the ends of the wire through the loop, and tighten.
- Bring the wire ends to the back of the bow, and tie a knot.
- Use these wire ends to tie the bow to the Easter basket. Then, bring the ends to the front of the bow, and knot.
- Coil the wire around a skewer or round pencil. I love these little coils as an added design element.
Your pet’s Easter basket is ready to fill with special goodies just for them.
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