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How to Make a One of a Kind Back-to-School Hair Bow

It is so easy to make a one of a kind back-to-school hair bow using satin ribbon, iron-on transfers, and Bowdabra!! Great way to customize and personalize a hair bow for a special little girl. These back to school bows can be made in the school colors, too.Back to School Hair Bow

Supplies for Personalized Back-to-School Hair BowSupplies for Back to School Hair Bow

Instructions for Making the Personalized Back-to-School Hair Bow

  1. Dovetail the ends of the 1½” ribbon by folding the ribbon in half lengthwise and cutting away the tip at an angle. Quickly pass all ribbon ends through a flame to seal the ends.How to make a bow
  2. Print the graphics following the directions provided with the iron-on transfer, remembering to reverse or mirror the image. Position the transfers on the dovetailed ends of the wide ribbon.Bow making tutorial
  3. Fold the Bowdabra bow wire in half and place in the Bowdabra. Tuck the wire ends under the Bowdabra so they are out of the way.Bow maker tool
  4. Place the ¼” ribbon in the Bowdabra leaving a 6″ tail.Bow maker tool with ribbon
  5. With the remaining 12″ make a two-loop bow, ending with a second 6″ tail.Bow making ideas
  6. Place with 1½” ribbon in the Bowdabra lace down, leaving an 8″ tail.How to use Wide Ribbon in Bowdabra
  7. With the remaining 16″ make a two-loop fold-and-twist bow, ending with a second 8″ tail.Step by step bow making instructions
  8. Compress the ribbons in the Bowdabra with the Bowdabra wand. Pass the ends of the bow wire through the loop, and tighten.DIY Hair Bow Making Ideas
  9.  Slide the hair tie onto one of the wire ends, and tie a secure knot. Bring the wire ends to the back side of the bow, and tie a second knot. Trim the wire ends.Back to school hair bow making crafts ideas
  10. Working of the back side of the bow, wrap the 3″ length of ¼” ribbon around the center of the bow. Secure in place with strong liquid adhesive or hot glue.Create beautiful DIY hair bows for your little kids
  11. Now you’re ready to show off your school spirit on the first day back to school.Back to school hair bow making ideas



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

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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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