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Super Simple DIY Terri Bows, Tree Topper Bows and Gift Wrap

Make great Terri bows, tree topper bows, wreath bows and more in minutes with the Bowdabra with layers and layers of scrap ribbon. No-sew, no glue bows, and as easy as a breeze. Join Sandy Sandler, the creator of the Bowdabra, as she takes you on a fun-filled enjoyable journey of super simple bowmaking.

BIG TERRI BOW

Sandy begins the project by scrunching a dovetailed pink ribbon in the Bowdabra. She scrunches another pink ribbon making loops over the dovetailed one and tops it up with two blue-ribbon strips, making loops with the longer strip. Now she adds two printed ribbons in the similar fashion as the previous ones. She adds some more printed and blue ribbons to it and scrunches over a few dovetailed pink ribbons with golden polka dots print, 1.5” in length.

Sandy further tops it up with some more pink ribbons with golden polka dots and a few green mesh ribbons. Shaping the loops and dovetailed ends, Sandy finishes the cool bow that can be used as a tree topper, on a gift or on a wreath.

Here are the measurements in the order that Sandy cuts them (going from back to front) of the Terri bow (all figures in inches):
20 x 2½
40 x 2½
17 x 2½
30 x 2½
16 x 2½
25 x 2½
15 x 2½
28 x 2½
20 x 2½
14 x 2½

TERRI BOW

BIG TERRI BOW

PRETTY BOW FOR A GIFT WRAP

Sandy starts the project with a printed dovetailed ribbon (24” long and 5” wide). She scrunches another longer strip of the same ribbon over it making loops in an X-shape. She further scrunches a few decorative twigs and a white flower over it and glues a decorative Santa toy to the bow to finish the beautiful gift wrap bow that can be tied to a gift box.

PRETTY BOW FOR A GIFT WRAP

PRETTY BOW FOR A GIFT WRAP

BIG TREE TOPPER / DOOR BOW

Sandy scrunches a 2 yard-long beautiful printed white ribbon with a red printed ribbon (1 yard 13” long and 5” wide) over it. She tops it up with another red printed ribbon of the same dimensions as the previous one and scrunches another printed ribbon of the same breadth and length. Afterward, she adds some more printed white ribbons with a green mesh (1-yard and 18” long).

She tops it up with some golden ribbons (17” long and 5” wide) and adds a few dovetailed burlap ribbons over it, 24”-20” long. She adds some more golden ribbons to it along with green mesh ribbons.

Lastly, Sandy scrunches a printed ribbon with twist and turn method making loops and shapes the loops and edges, completing the super pretty big bow for treetops and wreath.

TREE TOPPER Bow

BIG TREE TOPPER / DOOR BOW

BEAUTIFUL TREE TOPPER / WREATH / PACKAGE BOW

Sandy begins with scrunching two printed ribbons (32” long and 2.5” wide) and another ribbon (1 yard and 13” long) making loops in an X manner. She scrunches another printed ribbon over it with an X manner and adds some tubular mesh (13” long) to it. She tops it with a pretty Christmas print ribbon with the X technique. And lastly, she adds a beautiful flower pick to it. She ties it all to finish the beautiful bow for tree topper, for package or wreath.

BEAUTIFUL TREE TOPPER / WREATH / PACKAGE BOW

BEAUTIFUL TREE TOPPER / WREATH / PACKAGE BOW

CUTE HAIR BOW/GIFT BOW

Sandy scrunches a printed mesh ribbon with twist and turn method making loops. Then, she adds a couple of golden ribbon strips (13” long) to it. She again scrunches the printed mesh ribbon over it making loops and inserts a piece of lace (12” long and 5” wide) on top.

HELPFUL TIPS

Keep these ready when you watch this video to start making awesome fun projects and super simple bows in minutes:
Large Bowdabra
Bowdabra wire
Patterned ribbons in various lengths
* Burlap ribbon
* Decorative twigs and flowers
* Green mesh

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