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How to make a sweet boutique style holiday hair bow

In this easy DIY tutorial, you will learn how to make a boutique style holiday hair bow.  The ribbon for this bow is a netted ribbon so it looks very festive.  Simply add a mini tree ornament to the center and your boutique style holiday hair bow will be ready for wear or gifting.

It couldn’t be easier to make this beautiful boutique style holiday bow in literally minutes!

boutique style holiday hair bow

Boutique style holiday bow

Updated 2018


Mini Bowdabra with the hair bow and ruler attachment

Bowdabra bow wire

20 inches 1 ½” wide white netted ribbon

Alligator clip

Mini tree ornament for the center of the bow

Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks

3/8” wide white grosgrain ribbon to cover alligator clip



Gather your supplies. Cut an 18-inch piece of Bowdabra bow wire, fold in half and insert into the bow maker. You will have a loop on one side and two loose wires on the other.

How to Make a Sweet Boutique Style Holiday Hair Bow

Cut a 20-inch piece of the netted wired ribbon. Fold in half to find the center and insert into the Bowdabra bow maker. Make a loop with one end bringing around and inserting the end into the Bowdabra.


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Bring the other end across the first loop and insert that end under the first loop and into the Bowdabra. It will look like an X.

learn how to make a festive & boutique style holiday hair bow

festive & boutique style holiday hair bow

Insert the bottom ribbon loop into the Bowdabra. Repeat with the top loop. You have formed the bow.

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Scrunch down with the Bowdabra wand.

Make a Sweet Boutique Style Holiday Hair Bow

Insert the two loose wire ends through the loop and pull tight while the bow is still in the Bowdabra. Remove from the Bowdabra, turn to the back and tie in a knot. Cut off any excess bow wire. Arrange the bow.

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Use the hot glue gun and hot glue sticks to cover an alligator clip with 3/8” grosgrain ribbon. Attach to the bow with the hot glue. Use some more hot glue to add a charm, button or mini Xmas ornament to the center.

boutique style holiday hair bow

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How to Make a Bowdabra Holiday Hair Bow












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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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