Watch fall wreath and bow tutorial and learn from Sandy Sandler the creator of the Bowdabra how to make this adorable Thanksgiving wreath. It is so easy to make in minutes and everyone will be amazed that you did it yourself.
Fall wreath and bow tutorial
“Hi, I’m Sandy Sandler, the creator of the Bowdabra Bow Maker. Today, in this super simple fall wreath and bow tutorial we’re going to show you how to make this really fun, fall wreath. So, let’s get started.”
- Grape silk stem
- (1) 10″ x 2.5 yd orange poly deco mesh
- (2) 24″ x 2.5″ truck ribbon
- (2) 29″ x 2.5″ truck ribbon
- Velvet pumpkin
- 20 in. grapevine wreath
- 30″ Bowdabra bow wire
Add the bow wire
I’m going to start by taking my Bowdabra Bow Maker and I’m folding my Bowdabra Bow Wire in half and just laying it through my Bowdabra. I tuck the ends underneath. Now, I did cut it a little longer because I want to be able to tie it around my wreath.
Add the mesh
So now, I’m just going to take my, my mesh. I’m going to twist it. And all I’m going to do is fold it back and forth and twist and fold it back. I just let the mesh follow its natural curve as I’m making my loops. So, I’m going to make four loops here. I’m going to bring this back over here and twist it so the wrong side of the ribbon is on the inside of my loop. Then, I’ll just bring this back here and just scrunch that in. I’m going to take my wand and just give everything a really good push.
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Add the print ribbon
Next, I’m going to take my truck print ribbon. It’s such a cool ribbon. So, I’ve already cut dovetails. If you’re not familiar with dovetailing, what I do is I fold my ribbon in half. And then, you’re just going to cut at a diagonal from the fold to the corner, and that’s what gives us these great little dovetailed points.
So now, I’ll just fold this in half, and I’m just going to scrunch this in, and these are going to be our tails. So, I’m just going to push those in there. And I have another one exactly the same, and I’m just going to lay that down in here as well.
Then, I have my truck ribbon here, and what I’m going to do is take the right side of the ribbon and scrunch that down. I take the right side of the ribbon and scrunch that in. And then, scrunch it all in, in the center here. Next, we’re just going to make another one the same size.
Make sure your truck print is going in the same direction
So, take the right side of your ribbon, put it down into my Bowdabra, bring it back around. And what I like about doing it this way is that all my trucks go in the same direction. I’m just going to scrunch that in, take my wand and just give everything a really good push. Then, I’m going to come back here, and again, make sure my trucks are in the right direction. I take the right side, put it into my Bowdabra, fold it back over. Next, take the right side again and scrunch it in. So now, all my trucks are going the way I want them to go.
Add the pick
I’m just going to finish by putting this pick in here so it gives it kind of the fall grape look. And we’ve already got the pumpkins and the red. When your Bowdabra gets really full like this, sometimes you just have to open the towers a little bit to put your wand in. I’m just going to scrunch. So, that’s perfectly okay to do.
Finishing your bow
I’ll take my Bowdabra Bow Wire. I’m going to pull this up here. The reason I folded it in half is so I have my slipknot. Now, hold my bow really tight while it’s still in the Bowdabra. I pull it tight and bring it out. Now, I’m just going to separate the ends, bring it around to the back and tie a knot and a double-knot.
Finally, I’m going to bring back over my grapevine wreath and is why I made this a little bit longer. I’m going to take my wire and bring it around to the back. And you’ll notice, I haven’t fluffed my ribbon yet, because I like to fluff it once it’s where it will be. So, in other words, if it’s going on a tree, or a package, or a wreath, it’s always easier to fluff once it’s on the wreath.
I’m going to just clip that, bring this back around. And now, we’re going to fluff this out. I’m just going to kind of bring my grapes down and move my tails here. Not much fluffing to do with the mesh since it kind of fluffs itself. And I’m just going to bring this out here and fluff these.
Add the velvet pumpkin
To finish this off, I have this really cute velvet pumpkin that we purchased, and I think we’ll have a hyperlink for where you can purchase it. I’m cheating and just using glue dot, I’m using Zots right now, which are great because they are very adhesive. So, you’re going to want to just kind of push your little pumpkin. And I love this, this is just a really soft lightweight pumpkin. And now, you have your completed, super simple, and beautiful fall wreath.
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