Wondering how to make stunning fall décor bows in minutes without sew or hot glue? Watch Sandy Sandler, the creator of the Bowdabra, the world’s easiest bowmaker, create amazing Fall decorations in minutes using ribbon scraps!
The first step in any bowmaking is of course placing the Bowdabra bow wire folded in half in the Bowdabra and tucking the ends underneath to keep them out of the way. First, she scrunches a broad dovetailed burlap bow ribbon (138” long and 2.5” wide) down the middle, leaving the tails loose. Over it she makes a bow with medium-sized loops with a yellow broad ribbon (284” long and 2” wide).
Sandy next adds a fall flower pick and a decorative apple to top up the ribbons. She ties everything with the Bowdabra wire and shapes out the loops and the fall decorations to make a stunning Fall décor bow in minutes! It’s a beautiful bow to put on the door or in the center of a wreath.
Sandy scrunches a wired ribbon (32” long and 9” wide) into the Large Bowdabra, centered down. She adds a patterned velvet ribbon (32” long and 2” wide) over it making a bow with the twist-and-loop technique. She then adds in a smaller bow with a rust colored ribbon (38” long and 1.5” wide).
Above these ribbons, Sandy adds a small piece of burlap ribbon (2” long and 2.5” wide) over the arrangement and scrunches it all down with the Bowdabra wand. Tied up with the Bowdabra wire and shaped out evenly, it turns out to be a beautiful and super simple package bow.
For this tutorial, Sandy uses a variety of ribbons in a stylish arrangement to add more texture to the bow. She begins by using two green ribbons of the same size (21” long and 5” wide) and places them in the Large Bowdabra, centered down and the tails left loose.
Next she inserts a pretty burlap ribbon with lace, followed by a piece of golden ribbon and then another piece of the burlap ribbon. Over it she adds a scrap of burlap mesh (21” long and 2.5” wide) over the setup. She scrunches another golden ribbon (50” long and 2.5” wide) in loops above the setup and inserts two decorative burlap flowers to top it all.
As a finishing touch, Sandy scrunches one more ribbon (19” long and 7” wide) and ties it all tightly with the wire to complete a strikingly beautiful bow which you put on the door or in the center of a wreath. And it’s just made of scraps!
After setting up with the bow wire in the Mini Bowdabra, she places a golden ribbon (2” long and 5” wide) centered down and scrunches in another golden translucent ribbon (8” long and 2” wide) over it. She folds in the ends and adds a couple of pieces of pre-curled orange and green korker ribbons. Tied up with the Bow Wire it makes a perfectly shaped cute hair bow that can be attached to a ponytail holder.
For this one, Sandy returns to the Large Bowdabra. Once done with the wire setup, she inserts a burlap ribbon (27” long and 9” wide) from the width side and scrunches in a dovetailed Bowdabra ribbon (33” long and 2.5” wide). She adds three pieces of dovetailed golden translucent ribbons (each 10” long and 2.5” wide).
Next, she inserts another Bowdabra ribbon (54” long and 2.5” wide) to make a loopy bow. Lastly, she takes a piece of Bowdabra rhinestone mesh ribbon as a bejeweled finish to the arrangement. She ties it all with the wire tightly to make a stunningly beautiful bow that is perfect for any décor or gift wrapping.
Keep these ready when you watch this video to start making awesome fun projects and bows in minutes:
• Large Bowdabra
• Mini Bowdabra
* Bowdabra Hair Bow Tool and Ruler
• Bowdabra wire
• Assorted ribbon pieces
• Web luminescent ribbon
• Patterned ribbon in various lengths
• Few Rhinestone Mesh ribbon strips
• Various korker ribbons
* Burlap ribbon