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How to Make a Beautiful Floral Ribbon Bow For a Vase

Floral ribbon bowA floral ribbon bow can give that extra special touch to any floral designs -from wreaths, picture frames, stair banister, walls, and vases. You name it! You’d be surprised by what a bit of ribbon in the form of a bow could do to just about anything.
Here’s an easy and simple way to add a floral ribbon bow to design to a gorgeous vase!

Floral ribbon bow

Ribbon on a roll – 1.5″ width
Faux flower stems
Wire cutter
Mini Bowdabra. Tool and Ruler
Bowdabra Bow Wire
Bowdabra Wand

Start with a decorative vase that you want to spruce up!

Making the Bow:
Next, fold 18 inches of Bowdabra bow wire together and place in the Mini Bowdabra, tucking ends under. Then pull a length of ribbon from the roll to have a 12″ tail from the tool center. Fold a three-inch loop, creasing the ribbon down into the Mini Bowdabra.

Next, fold the ribbon on the other side to make the same 3-inch width loop. Continue folding ribbon down into the Mini Bowdabra, alternating sides until you have two loops on each side, including matching ribbon tails. Cut off excess ribbon. Be sure to use the Bowdabra Wand to scrunch down the ribbon.

While the Bowdabra Wand is still in the Bowdabra, dovetail the ends by folding ribbon together and cutting at an angle from fold down to end.

Adding Floral Stems:
Next, insert floral stems down into the Mini Bowdabra, cutting off excess stems.

While the bow and floral stems are still in the Mini Bowdabra, push the ends of the bow wire through the loop, pulling tightly while gently pulling the bow and stems out, tying the bow wire around the back into a double knot.

Tie the floral bow onto the vase using the Bowdabra bow wire.

Place additional faux flowers in the vase for a lovely effect!

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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