Halloween is round the corner! Fall is at its peak! To celebrate the season, Sandy Sandler, the creator of the Bowdabra, the world’s easiest bowmaker, picks up an assorted range of printed ribbons and burlap to create the most amazing and super simple Fall décor, Halloween bows, wreaths and treetoppers and more. Make your amazing bows with her now!
1. Sandy begins the project with the Large Bowdabra and places a headband in the Bowdabra.
2. She scrunches in a yard of the Gold Scrunchy Ribbon down the middle.
3. Next she adds 4 pieces of tubular mesh (15” long each) – 2 black and 2 orange.
4. She adds another yard long piece of Gold Scrunchy Ribbon scrunched down the middle.
5. Tied up with the Bow Wire, it makes a super simple and very cute Halloween hair bow that looks like a spider!
* Large Bowdabra
* Bowdabra Bow Wire
* Printed ribbons
1. Sandy takes the Large Bowdabra again and places a piece of black and orange ribbon (34” long x 1½” wide) into the Bowdabra, down the middle, right side up. To make a boutique bow, she folds one half of the ribbon as a loop over the Bowdabra and tucks in its end. The other half she folds across in an X and tucks in its end too.
2. Next, the loops that run criss-cross over the Bowdabra are scrunched in down the middle with a little mountain up. The bottom loop goes in first, followed by the top loop.
3. Sandy picks up a smaller piece of printed ribbon, tucks in the ends from both sides of the Bowdabra and scrunches in the middle with a little mountain up.
4. Tied up with the Bow Wire and attached to a ponytail holder, it makes a simple and fun little boutique bow made in minutes.
1. Sandy takes a piece of white ribbon (18” long) and scrunches it in the shape of a boutique bow with criss-crossed loops (as detailed above) into the Mini Bowdabra.
2. She adds a little piece of printed ribbon (8” long) to the boutique bow.
3. To finish the bow, she ties the bow securely to a hair clip, winding the wire several times round the clip and tying it securely. It makes a lovely, quaint little white and printed hair bow.
1. Sandy picks up a wide piece of lace burlap (4” wide x 1 yard long) and scrunches it down the middle into the Bowdabra.
2. She adds a piece of netted mesh (2” wide x 21” long), adds a piece of Rhinestone Mesh (13” long), another piece of netted mesh (2” wide x 21” long) and one more piece of Rhinestone Mesh, alternating the pieces.
3. Next Sandy puts in a sunflower and over it she places a 24” ribbon scrap in the shape of a bow, adding another similar length piece over it.
4. Sandy next adds another scrap of ribbon and ties it all up with the Bow Wire.
5. This pretty piece turns out to be a gorgeous wreath bow or can be wrapped around a vase or even serve as a table runner.
* 4 yard long 9” wide shimmery burlap fabric
* Pieces of ribbon and ribbon scraps
1. Sandy scrunches the burlap fabric into the Large Bowdabra with the fold and twist and turn method to make sizeable loops on either side of the Bowdabra.
2. She then takes a bunch of ribbon scraps, and keeps placing them one after the other over the burlap mixing and matching different lengths and patterns of ribbons.
3. Finally she takes a ribbon piece (36” long) and scrunches it in over the ribbons in the shape of a boutique bow, criss-crossing the ends like an X.
4. Once the bow is all tied up, she fluffs out the loops, arranges the ribbon tails and fluffs out the boutique bow loops to make a super gorgeous Fall décor bow, made in minutes.
* Patterned ribbon
* Large Bowdabra
1. Sandy takes a yard long (5” wide) patterned ribbon which she dovetails
2. She places it right side up in the Large Bowdabra.
3. She takes another piece of the same ribbon and scrunches it in with the fold and twist and turn method, keeping the wrong side of the ribbon in the inside.
4. She makes the last loop a little smaller to make it a floral loop in the middle, scrunches everything down with the wand.
Lastly, she ties it all up with the Bow Wire, moving out the loops in opposite directions to fluff them out to make a beautiful wreath bow, tree bow or a bow for the mantle or the stairway.