How to Make a Shabby Chic Wedding Bow

This shabby chic wedding bow is the perfect rustic, yet elegant, accent for a variety of wedding uses. It can be use as a pew bow. It can adorn chair backs. Laid flat, it can serve as a unique table decoration. It can also be hung in place of a wreath of a door.How to make Shabby Chic Wedding Bow

Supplies for a Shabby Chic Wedding BowHow to make Shabby Chic Wedding Bow

  • Two 30″ lengths 9″ wide tulle
  • One 26″ length 3½” wide lace ribbon
  • One 24″ length 2¾” wide burlap ribbon
  • One 24″ length 1½” wide decorated organza ribbon
  • One 36″ length 9″ wide tulle
  • One flower embellishment
  • One 20″ length Bowdabra Bow Wire
  • Bowdabra Bow Making & Design Tool
  • E6000 adhesive

Instructions for Making a Shabby Chic Wedding Bow

  1. Cut ribbons and tulle to appropriate lengths. Dovetail the ends of the ribbons by folding the ribbon in half and cutting the fold on an angle. Quickly pass the ribbon ends through a flame to seal.Instruction for making wedding bows
  2. Fold the bow wire in half and put in the Bowdabra. Tuck the ends of the wire under the Bowdabra to keep them out of the way.Wire in Bowdabra
  3. Center both 30″ lengths of tulle in the Bowdabra.How to make Tulle Tails in Bowdabra
  4. Center and layer the ribbons in the Bowdabra, starting with the lace ribbon, then the burlap, ending with the decorated organza ribbon.Additional Tail Ribbons in Bowdabra
  5. Scrunch the 36″ length of tulle in the Bowdabra.Bowdabra Bow making tools
  6. Compress the ribbons with the Bowdabra wand.Tutorials to make bowdabra bows
  7. With the ribbons still in the Bowdabra, pass the wire ends through the loop and tighten.Pass Wire Ends Through Loop
  8. Remove the bow from the Bowdabra, bring the wire ends to the back side of the bow, and tie a secure knot. The wire ends can be trimmed after attaching the bow.Tie Knot of Reverse Side of Bow
  9. Secure flower embellishment in place with strong adhesive.Completed Shabby Chic Wedding 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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