How to Make Bows: Bowdabra
Free Shipping in the contiguous USA on orders over $79

How to Make a Super Fun Patriotic Ribbon Wrap Bottle

With Labor Day just around the corner and the last big celebration of the summer, why not make an adorable Patriotic Ribbon Wrap Bottle that’s perfect as a centerpiece, vase or decorative accent at any cookout, barbeque or get-together! This is a very interesting way to use ribbon to wrap a bottle. I was actually inspired by the popular nautical twine netted bottles. And the best part, it’s not difficult at all, especially using your Mini Bowdabra and Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter.

ribbon wrap bottle

Begin by gathering the following materials:
• Wine Bottle
• Alcohol
• Assorted red, white and blue ribbon – 3/8 inch, 1/4 inch, 5/8 inch, 1/2 inch
• Hot glue gun/sticks
Mini Bowdabra, Measuring Tool and Wand
Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter or scissors and flame heat to seal ends

Starting with a clean bottle, wipe down outside glass with alcohol to remove any oil residue and let dry. Using your Proxxon hot wire cutter or scissors, cut ten, 22 inch strips of 3/8 inch wide ribbon. Turn bottle upside down and glue ends evenly around on the bottom of the bottle.

Gather two strips of ribbon, criss-crossing about 1 1/2 inch down. Add a dab of glue between where the ribbon crosses. Continue around bottle, criss-crossing ribbon to form the first row of crossed ribbon strips.

Begin second row by criss-crossing the right ribbon strip of one group with the left ribbon of the next group (beside), hot gluing between crossed ribbon.
Continue around on the same row until all ribbon strips are crossed and glued. You should have five crossed ribbons on each row for this size ribbon wrap bottle.

Continue criss-crossing ribbon over the bottle throat . . .

and applying glue between ribbons.

Continue criss-crossing ribbon and gluing between ribbon until . . .

reaching the tip of the bottle opening. Remove any excess hot glue.

To make the stacked bow, cut strips of assorted ribbon in 4 inch & 6 inch lengths using the Proxxon wire cutter or scissors and heat seal ends.

Make the ribbon wrap bottle bow

Next, fold an 18 inch strip of ribbon in half and place into the Mini Bowdabra, tucking ends under.

Begin inserting assorted ribbon strips into the Mini Bowdabra, randomly.

Once satisfied with the bow fullness, scrunch down ribbon using the Mini Bowdabra Wand.

While the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra, push the two loose ends of the ribbon through the ribbon loop at the other end, pulling the ribbon tightly while the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra.

Gently pull the bow out of the Mini Bowdabra, separating the ribbon tie ends around to the back and tying in a knot. Cut off excess ribbon the length of the other strips. Fluff bow strips.

Tie on the bow to top strips of ribbon wrap.

What a cool ribbon wrap bottle decorating technique!

We’d love to hear your comments!  Please visit Bowdabra designer Gail at her blog Purple Hues and Me, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest and be sure and come back to Bowdabra blog each week for more super fun crafts like this one!



    Bowdabra® Bow Making & Design Tool – Large – BOW1003-Single

    Bowdabra Bow Making & Design Tool is your easy-to-use bow maker. Create professional looking bows for gift wrapping, home decorations and DIY crafts!
    Rated 4.50 out of 5

    Hair Bow Tool and Ruler Kit for the Mini Bowdabra® – BOW2200

    Mini Bowdabra Hair Bow Creator Kit is a super easy hair bow making tool. Create designer Ribbon hair bows, mini bows, baby bow, DIY kids crafts and more!
    Rated 5.00 out of 5

    Mini Bowdabra® Bow Making & Design Tool – Small – BOW2100

    Mini Bowdabra is your easy-to-use bow making tool to create small bows. Create DIY crafts, hair bows, gift wrapping, wedding décor and more yourself!
    Rated 4.80 out of 5

    Bowdabra® Bow Wire Value Pack – Gold – 100 yards – BOW3050

    This 100 yards of Bowdabra Bow Wire in Gold is a complete value pack.
    Rated 5.00 out of 5

    Bowdabra® Bow Wire Value Pack – Silver – 100 yards – BOW3060

    This 100 yards of Bowdabra Bow Wire in Silver is a complete value pack.

    Bowdabra® Bow Wire – Gold – 200 feet – BOW3030-4P-634 (Set of 4)

    The Bowdabra Bow Wire is your secret for creating beautiful and strong bows.
    Rated 5.00 out of 5

    Bowdabra® Bow Wire – Silver – 200 feet – bow3040-4p-631 (Set of 4)

    The Bowdabra Bow Wire is your secret for creating beautiful and strong bows.
    Rated 4.00 out of 5
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.

Leave a Reply

Bow Making Tools Payment Process
Bowdabra 100% Trusted Bow Maker Tools
Our Promise
to You
USPS Shipping - Bowdabra Bow Maker Tools
USPS Best Way
Bowdabra Security - Best Bow Maker Tools & Bow Mega Kits
Wildcard SSL Certificates - Bowdabra DIY Tools
Bowdabra Offer - Easy Hair Bows Making Tools