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How to make a quick mini Bowdabra ponytail cheer bow

You can make this quick Bowdabra ponytail cheer bow quick and easy. Make the bow and it to the ponytail holder right in the Bowdabra all in one step! It couldn’t be easier!

The ponytail cheer bow is so easy you can make one for every cheerleader on the team! They make great gifts too.

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Bowdabra Ponytail cheer bow


Mini Bowdabra

Hair bow tool and ruler attachment

Bowdabra bow wire


Hair elastic

Button or other embellishments

To begin, place the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler over the Mini Bowdabra. The Hair Bow Tool & Ruler will help you to measure your hair bow loops exactly. The Hair Bow Tool & Ruler also comes with an interactive CD that gives you step-by-step instructions on how to make 70 different hair bows.

Next, cut a piece of 18” Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold it in half and lay it into the Mini Bowdabra.

Bowdabra bow wire

Lay a hair elastic into the Mini Bowdabra and place the Bowdabra Bow Wire strands over one end. Fold the wire underneath the Mini Bowdabra to keep it from getting in your way.

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Next, using the Ribbon Length Cutting Chart (found on the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler’s interactive CD) cut the ribbon to make a 3” Basic Bow with 8 loops and 2” tails. Then, follow the CDs step-by-step instructions to create each loop.

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Once, you have created 8 Loops scrunch the hair bow down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand.

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Thread the two loose ends of the Bowdabra Bow Wire through the loop at the other end. Pull the Bowdabra Bow Wire tightly while the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra.

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Gently pull the bow out of the Mini Bowdabra. Separate the two loose ends of the Bowdabra Bow Wire and bring them around to the back of the bow. To tie off the bow, pinch the Bowdabra Bow Wire securely against the bow. Twist the bow 4 to 6 times in a clockwise direction. Fluff the bow.

Finishing  your ponytail cheer bow

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Optional: Bring the Bowdabra Bow Wire around to the front and attach a button and trim away wire.

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We’d love to hear what you think.  Please leave a comment and be sure and visit Bowdabra blog each week for more fun videos, tutorials, and recipes.


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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