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How to beautify and recycle a holiday floral arrangement

It’s Christmas in July and a great way to get a head start on your Holiday décor and more before the rush. This project is a great way to recycle an old holiday floral arrangement.  Simply change up the vase or container and add a gorgeous new Bowdabra bow!  Follow this easy tutorial to make your holiday floral arrangement like new again! When the holidays come around you will have a perfect centerpiece!

holiday floral arrangement

Updated July 2019

Recycle a Holiday floral arrangement

  • Floral arrangement from previous years
  • Vase or ceramic pitcher
  • Large wire edge ribbon
  • Smaller coordinating wire edge ribbon
  • Bowdabra
  • Bowdabra bow wire

Begin by gathering all the materials you will need to make this simple table centerpiece.

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To make your bow, first, cut 18″ of Bowdabra Bow Wire, fold the wire in half and place it into the Bowdabra.

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Cut ribbon for the bow’s tails – dovetail the ends.

Holiday floral arrangement

Place the ribbon print side down into the Bowdabra. Fold and twist the ribbon to make your first loop.

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Continue making additional loops.

Holiday floral arrangement

To add a coordinating ribbon, place the end into the Bowdabra and fold and twist to make your first loop.

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Continue adding additional loops.  When you have enough loops dovetail the end of the ribbon. Scrunch down with the Bowabra Bow Wand.

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Thread the two tail ends of Bowdabra Bow Wire through the loop.

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Pull the wire tightly.

Holiday floral arrangement

Remove the bow from the Bowdabra and bring the wire around the back of the bow and knot.  Fluff the bow.

Holiday floral arrangement

Using the Bowdabra Bow Wire tie the bow onto a vase or ceramic pitcher.

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