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How to make this elegant and super fun Mardi Gras bracelet

Watch this easy and fun step –by-step video tutorial to make this adorable Mardi Gras bracelet. You will stand out at any Mardi Gras themed party when you put on this super cute Mardi Gras bracelet!

You can whip this together in minutes with the help of the Mini Bowdabra! They make great party favors too for any Mardi Gras themed event!

Mardi Gras bracelet


  • Bowdabra
  • Gold Bowdabra Wire
  • 1.5″ x 14″ Sheer Purple Glitter Wired Ribbon
  • 2′ x 14: Sheer Gold glitter Wired Ribbon
  • 1.5 x 39″ Purple Ribbon
  • 3.5″ Gold Punch Ribbon
  • Various Colors of Curling Ribbon
  • 3 Bangle Bracelets
  • 3 Bead Strings
  • 2 Pearl Bead Strings

Mardi Gras bracelet Video tutorial

To make this really fun Mardi Gras bracelet I’m going to start with my Bowdabra Bow Wire. I folded it in half and I’m going to lay it down into my Bowdabra. And then, I tuck the ends under so that it stays out of the way.

The next thing I’m doing is taking my little bangle bracelets and I’m just laying them into the Bowdabra. Next I’m going to take this beautiful purple ribbon, that I’ve already dovetailed the ends. Just in case you’re not familiar on how to dovetail, you simply fold the ribbon in half and cut from the fold towards the end. This technique gives you a really pretty dovetail.

So, I’m just going to fold this ribbon in half. Then, I’m going to take the center and I’m just going to put that down into my Bowdabra. Next, what we’re going to do is take this other pretty ribbon, and all I’m going to do is twist and fold it back and twist. The size doesn’t really matter; you can just make your loops as big or as small as you want. I’m just making them a little bigger than the Bowdabra.

I twist so that I always have the wrong side of the ribbon on the inside. So, I’m going to go back and twist. And as you can see, I’m just sort of shaping it as I go. So that way, when I’m done, it’s much easier. And so, I think we’re good here, so I’m just going to clip the end of this. So I’m going to just cut it at a diagonal. There we go. And just scrunch that down there.

Continue adding ribbon

Now what I’m going to do is take my really pretty polka dot ribbon, and I’m going to take the wrong side, and I’m going to just put that down into my Bowdabra. Then I’m going to take the wrong side here and put that into my Bowdabra, and I’m going to do that again here. You might need to hold it a little bit to keep it in place. Now I’m just going to take the middle, and now you have another really cute finished bow.

And now I’m going to take my little punch ribbon, and I’m going to just scrunch that in here. Then, I have these really cute little beads, so I’m going to put the Mardi Gras bead colors in here. Finally, I’ll take my curling ribbon. I’m just going to scrunch everything down with my Bowdabra wand.

Finishing your bracelet

To finish, what I’m going to end up doing here is I’m going to just bring my Bowdabra wire through the bracelets on this side. And the other side, I’m going to leave just as is. And now I’m going to just pull it through my slipknot, hold my bow tight while it’s still in the Bowdabra. I’m just going to pull it really tight, then pull it out.

I’m going to separate the ends. Then I’m going to bring them around to the back of my bracelets and I’m just going to tie it here. But then I’m going to bring it back around to the front because I just love adding all kinds of dimensions to this bow. So, I’m going to bring it back to the front and I’m actually going to get this little curling ribbon out of the way there. Now I’m going to tie it, and I’m going to tie a knot.

And I’m going to take this chopstick that I have, and I’m just going to wrap this around my chopstick. And you have a really cute little curlicue. I’ll to do the same thing on the other side. So, it adds some dimension. Lastly, I’m just going to finish curling my curling ribbon. And as you know, you’re just going to go lightly. And there you have your really cute, cute little bracelet.

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