Here’s a fun idea for Dad– a Father’s Day bottle bow tie! This year, why not surprise your Dad with a Barbecue. And then dress up beer bottles with handcrafted ribbon bottle bow ties for a Father’s Day cookout! And if your Dad doesn’t love beer, you can dress up soda bottles or wine bottles for the same adorable effect! Why have plain old bottles when you can dress them up with cheery bottle bow ties made to match your celebration! And the bow ties are so easy to make using your Mini Bowdabra. Here’s how:
Materials used –
Mini Bowdabra, Bow Tool and Ruler, Bow Wire, Wand
Begin by cutting a 12″ Bowdabra bow wire, folding it in half and placing it in the Mini Bowdabra, tucking ends under.
Cut a 12″ piece of ribbon, crease end and insert into the Mini Bowdabra.
Crease the other end of ribbon and loop above the tower and insert into the Mini Bowdabra. Each end if gathered and centered in the Moni Bowdabra.
Using the bow tool and ruler as a guide, position the loops evenly, and pinch the center sides of the ribbon and press down into the Mini Bowdabra.
Scrunch down ribbon with the Mini Bowdabra wand.
While the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra, push the two loose ends of the wire through the loop pulling tightly and . . .
separating the ends around to the back, tying in a knot. Fluff and straighten bow tie.
Tie bow tie onto top of bottle with the bow wire, cutting off excess wire or wrapping wire around stick for spiral effect.
Have fun dressing up those plain beer bottles with Bowdabra Bow Ties for your fabulous Father’s Day cookout!! Save the bow ties for re-use to make into hair clips, doggie bows or to give as guests treats!