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How to Make a Fabulous Halloween Decor Piece

Upcycle a Mason jar. Add a Bowdaba ribbon bow. You’ve just made a fabulous Halloween decor piece.

Supplies and Equipment to Make Halloween Decor Piece

Instructions to Make Halloween Decor Piece

Note: These grosgrain ribbons are from LaRibbons® Halloween Collection.

  1. Paint the inside of the jar with multi-surface acrylic paint.Paint Inside of Jar
  2. Cut the ribbons to length, and quickly pass the ribbon ends through a flame to seal the ends.
  3. Make the Corkscrew Ribbons
    • Spiral the three 8″ ribbons around a large knitting needle or 3/8” dowel rod. Secure the ribbon ends with pinch clothes pins.Prepare Corkscrew Ribbons
    • Mist lightly with water.
    • Arrange on a lined baking sheet.
    • Bake in the oven at 250° F for 20 minutes.Bake-at-250-for-20-Minutes
    • After the ribbons are cool, gently slide from the knitting needle or dowel.
  4. Fold the bow wire in half and put in the Mini Bowdabra. Tuck the ends of the wire under the Mini Bowdabra to keep them out of the way.Wire in Mini Bowdabra
  5. Scrunch the tulle into the Mini Bowdabra. Layer the 6″ lengths of patterned ribbon on top of the tulle.Layer Tulle and Ribbons in Mini Bowdabra
  6. Add the corkscrew ribbons to the Mini Bowdabra.Add Corkscrew Ribbons
  7. Compress the ribbons with the Mini Bowdabra wand.Compress Ribbons with Wand
  8. With the ribbons still in the Bowdabra, pass the wire ends through the loop, tighten, and tie a secure knot.Pass Wire Ends through Loop
  9. Remove the bow from the Mini Bowdabra, bring the wire ends to the back side of the bow, and tie a secure knot. Leave the wire ends long for attaching the bow to the Mason jar.Tie Knot of Reverse Side of Bow
  10. Make final adjustments to the ribbons and fluffy the bow.
  11. Use the wire ends to attach the finished bow to the rim of the Mason jar.
  12. Add a colorful fall arrangement or a string of battery operated lights. Enjoy!!Halloween Decor (Instagram)
     
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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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