Watch this quick and easy video tutorial and learn how to make these amazing Bowdabra napkin holders for your Thanksgiving table. They are so much fun to make you will want to make a bunch. The best part is that although they are Bowdabra bow napkin holders, your guests can untie the adorable bow and take it home as a party favor to use for gift wrap, décor, and more!
Everyone loves bows! You will want to change the colors for other holidays!
- 18″ Gold Bowdabra Wire
- 6″ x 12″ Gold Organza Wired Ribbon
- 2 1/2″ x 9″ Glittered/Metallic Wired Ribbon
- 2 Small Fall Organic Sprays
Bowdabra bow napkin holders
“If you’re like me, then Thanksgiving time or holiday time becomes so much of a burden. You have so many projects to do and you want to have a beautiful table, but you don’t have a lot of time to do it. So, these Bowdabra napkin holders so quick to make and are a cute little table decor idea.
First, I take my Bowdabra Bow Wire, which I’ve cut and folded it in half. I’m going to lay it down into my Mini Bowdabra and just tuck the ends underneath. Then, what I’m going to do is take my ribbon, which I’ve already dovetailed. In order to dovetail, all you do here is you fold the ribbon and then you cut the ends on a diagonal. So, that gives you this great little dovetail.
So, I’m going to center the ribbon in the Bowdabra. I fold it in half, that way I find the center, and lay into my Bowdabra. Then I’m going to take another piece of the same ribbon that already has a dovetail, and I’m just going to put that into my Bowdabra as well. Next, I’m going to take this 5-inch-wide mesh, and I’m just going to scrunch it down. And the length of the mesh doesn’t really matter, it just depends on how fluffy a bow you want.
Finishing your Bowdabra bow napkin holders
Finally, I’m going to just grab my Bowdabra wand, or rather my Mini Bowdabra wand, and scrunch that down into the Bowdabra. Then I’m going to take these cute little picks that I just cut off of a big pick. So, I can make a lot of these because I had a big pick that cut the pieces off so I can turn it into little picks that will work perfectly in my napkin decor project.
Now, I’m going to put the two loose ends through the loop. Next, I hold my bow tight while it’s still in the Mini Bowdabra, pull it really tight and take it out of the Mini Bowdabra. Take my ends, bring them around to the back and tie off my bow. And I’m going to knot it to make sure that it doesn’t fall apart when the guests take it off their napkins.
I’m just going to kind of fluff it a little bit. And now I’m going to take my napkin, in sort of a Thanksgiving color. Change the color and it could work pretty much for holiday or event. And I’m just going to go around to the back, and I’m going to just tie. I’m going to tie a bow because I want to make sure that my guests can untie it. So the guests have a little bow that they can actually take home with them. So, we have this really cute little napkin decor that you can just lay on the plate, so that’s what they see when they sit down at the table.
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