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How to Make a Winter Hair Bow with Bowdabra

How to Make a Winter Hair Bow with Bowdabra

winter hair bow 

Hey everyone! I’m Simply Shalese, here to make something awesome with you guys! Today we will be making a super cute winter hair bow using the Bowdabra bow maker. Let’s get started!



Bowdabra Bow Maker

1 ½ in wide blue satin ribbon

1 ½ in wide white satin ribbon

5/8in wide blue glitter ribbon

3/8 in wide white ribbon

Hair clip

Bow Wire


Hot glue gun

Placing the Bowdabra Bow Wire

The first thing I do is fold my bow wire in half and place it in the center of the Bowdabra. I usually use about 14 inches or so. You can use more or less, just make sure you have enough to easily tie it at the end.

Placing the First Ribbon

We will use the blue satin ribbon first. This ribbon does have a right and wrong side. The silky side is the right side and the duller side is the wrong side. You’re going to start with the wrong side of the ribbon facing up. If your ribbon is the same on both sides, it doesn’t matter which side you start with. Take the end of your ribbon and scrunch it. I prefer to use a uniform scrunch which I do by folding the ribbon in half and bringing the front and the back of the ribbon up.

While keeping the ribbon on the roll, make a loop with the ribbon. Scrunch the ribbon again and since the ribbon has a right and wrong side, we are going to twist the ribbon before placing it down on the Bowdabra. The size of the loop is completely up to you. If you want a larger bow, make a bigger loop and if you want a smaller bow, make a smaller loop. Repeat this step for as many loops as you’d like. I decided to make four loops using the blue ribbon. Once you’re done, cut the rest of the ribbon from the roll.

Use your wand throughout this process to help scrunch everything together.

Placing the Second Ribbon

Next, we are going to use the white satin ribbon. We are going to repeat the same steps we just completed with the blue ribbon. This ribbon also has a right and wrong side, so we will have to twist with each scrunch. I decided to make six loops using the white ribbon. You can make as many or as few loops as you’d like. Once you’re done, just cut the rest of the ribbon from the roll.

Placing the Glitter Ribbon

Take about 18 inches of your glitter ribbon and fold it in half to find the center. With the wrong side of the ribbon facing upwards, scrunch the ribbon at the center crease. Use the uniform scrunch to do so and place it down onto the Bowdabra. Next, take one side and make a loop. Then scrunch it in place. Repeat this step with both sides.I like to place one side facing up and the other facing down. You can place both downwards if you chose to do so. Again, use your wand to scrunch everything together.

Adding the Center

Take a four or five-inch-long piece of the glitter ribbon and tie it in a simple knot. Use your hot glue gun to glue it to the center of your bow. You can also just tie the ribbon in a knot at the back of your hair bow.

Adding Your Hair Clip

You will need your hair clip and a four-inch-long piece of your 3/8-inch ribbon. Starting with the incline, add your hot glue and place the ribbon. Do this all the way around the hair clip. Slowly adding the ribbon in place over the glue.

Once the clip is covered, add hot glue to the back of the clip and place it in the center of your winter hair bow. Use pressure to help it to adhere to the bow. Since this bow is pretty large, you do have the option of adding two hair clips, one to either side.

winter hair bow with bowdabra easy method 

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