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How to Make a Fun Mardi Gras Bow

Mardi Gras is a holiday filled with color and excitement. Anything goes during Mardi Gras—from the outrageous to the spectacular. Join the festivities and dress up a door wreath with a fun Mardi Gras bow.Mardi Gras Bow

Supplies for the Mardi Gras BowSupplies for Mardi Gras Bow

Instructions for Making the Mardi Gras Bow
  1. Fold the bow wire in half and put in the Bowdabra. Tuck the ends of the wire under the Bowdabra to keep them out of the way.Bow Wire in Bowdabra
  2. Group the three strands of garland and put the ends in the Bowdabra.Three Strands of Garland in Bowdabra
  3. Make a loop with all three garland strands.First Loop
  4. Make a second loop on the opposite side of the Bowdabra. Then, make two slightly smaller loops, one on each side of the Bowdabra—four loops in all.Four Loops in Bowdabra
  5. With the garlands still in the Bowdabra, pass the wire ends through the loop, tighten, then tie a secure knot.Pass Wire Ends through Loop
  6. Bring the wire ends to the back of the bow and tie a secure knot. Leave the wire ends uncut for attaching the bow to the wreath.Tie Knot on Reverse Side of Bow
  7. Separate the garland loops and fluff the bow.Separate Loops and Fluff Bow
  8. Cut the fleur de lis pattern from cardstock, glitter paper, or patterned paper. Hot glue the fleur de lis to the center of the bow.Hot Glue Fleur de Lis in Place
  9. Use the long wire tails to attach the bow to the wreath.Mardi Gras Bow (Instagram)
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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