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Easy DIY Bow Design with Bowdabra

Get ready to make super easy and stunning bows with Nick from Nick’s Seasonal Décor. Join him on his Facebook Live as he demonstrates these exciting bow designs that are incredibly simple to create.

Funky Gingham Bow (Starts at 0:20)

Material Required:
* Large Bowdabra
* 1.5″ Red and Purple Gingham Ribbons
* Bowdabra bow wire

Funky Gingham Bow

Funky Gingham Bow

1. Nick starts the project with the Large Bowdabra.

2. He takes the bow wire and places it between the pillars.

3. Now he takes 1.5″ Red and Purple Gingham Ribbons and places them on one another to make a tail. He dovetails the corners.

4. He scrunches the ribbons while making 3-4 loops on either side.

5. He ties the ribbons, fluffs them and curls the tails to give it a beautiful finish. This funky ribbon will is great for decorating wreaths, bells lantern and much more.

Electric Blue Bow (Starts at 06:51)

Material Required
* Large Bowdabra
* 1.5” Icy Blue pinstripe ribbon
* 2.5” Satin Blue ribbon

Electric Blue Bow

Electric Blue Bow

1. Nick sticks to the large Bowdabra for this project as well.

2. He cuts the 2” satin blue ribbon to make a tail and tops it with the blue pinstripe ribbon.

3. Next, he scrunches 2.5” inches ribbon and makes 3 loops on either side.

4. He repeats the process with 1.5” ribbon while making 4 loops one side and 5 on another.

5. He secures the loops with the help of bow wire. He fluffs the loops and adjusts the tails to give a perfect finish.

Paw Print Bow (Starts at 14:22)

Material Required:
* Bowdabra Bow Wire
* Large Bowdabra
* 1.5” Black Paw Print Ribbon
* 1.5” Harlequin Ribbon

Paw Print Bow

Paw Print Bow

1. Nick places a long strand of bow wire between the pillars.

2. He takes a 1.5” Black Paw Print Ribbon and creates a 6 to 7” long loop with 7” inches long tails.

3. He scrunches the harlequin ribbon and repeats the process in the opposite direction.

4. Now, he repeats the process with both the ribbons.

5. He ties the ribbons with wire and fluffs the loops and dovetails the tails. Your beautiful paw print bow is ready.

Magenta Bow (Starts at 18:35)

Material Required:
* Large Bowdabra
* 2.5” Magenta and Lime Green Ribbon
* 1.5” Magenta Ribbon

1. Nick places a bow wire between the Bowdabra.

2. He cuts 2.5” of ribbon and dovetails it and places it between the pillars.

3. He takes 1.5” ribbon between the Bowdabra

4. Next, he places both the ribbons on top of each other and starts making 5-6 loops on each side.

5. He secures the bow with the bow wire and fluffs the bow to give it a perfect finish.

Bow Tie Bow (Starts at 24:52)

Material Required:
* 1.5” Rainbow stripe ribbon
* Large Bowdabra
* Bowdabra Bow Wire

Bow Tie Bow

Bow Tie Bow

1. Nick places a bow wire between the Bowdabra.

2. He cuts a piece of ribbon to make the tail and dovetails it.

3. He scrunches the same ribbon and makes two loops on one side and three on the other.

4. He secures the bow with bow wire and fluffs the loops. Your bow ties are ready.

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