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How to use Bowdabra to make adorable Easter hair bows

Adorable Easter Hair Bows with Bowdabra

adorable Easter hair bows

Hey everyone, I’m Simply Shalese, here to make something awesome with you guys! Today we will be making adorable Easter hair bows. Let’s get started!

Loopy Girly Hair Bow

Materials

Bowdabra Bow Maker

5/8 inch width ribbon – 3 different colored rolls

Bow Wire

Scissors

Hot Glue Gun

Hair Clip

Placing the Bow Wire

The first thing I do is fold the bow wire in half and place it in the center of the Bowdabra. I like to use about 8-9 inches of bow wire.

Adding your Ribbon to your hair bow

Take your first roll of ribbon, I decided to go with blue. Scrunch the end. I use a uniform scrunch by folding the ribbon in half, bring the front and back up and place it down in the center of the Bowdabra. Make a loop and scrunch the ribbon again. Repeat this step for 4 loops.

Repeat the same steps with the pink ribbon. I chose to make four loops with each color but you make more loops if you chose to do so. After making the loops, be sure to keep the ribbon on the roll for now.

Be sure to use your wand to scrunch everything together. And this is also a good time to maneuver your ribbon if necessary

Adding More Loops

Repeat the same step with the printed ribbon. Since the ribbon is only printed on one side, start with the wrong side facing up when you scrunch your ribbon. After you make a loop, scrunch the ribbon and twist it before placing it down on the Bowdabra. If you are using a ribbon that is printed on both sides, then you do not have to twist the ribbon with each scrunch.

Next, go back to your first ribbon and make more loops. Repeat these steps with all 3 rolls of ribbon until you have the desired amount of loops.

I decided to make my loops smaller which gave the bow more of a cascading effect.

Tying the Wire

Once you’ve added your loops, give it one final scrunch. Then take the bow wire, the two open ends inside of the loop. Hold the bow in place and give it a nice tug. Then remove it from the Bowdabra. Tie it in a know a few more times just to make sure it’s nice and secure.

Adding your Center

Take about a 4 or 5-inch long piece of your printed ribbon and tie it in a simple knot. Place the knot in the center of the hair bow. You can tie it together at the back of the bow or hot glue it in place. Cut away any excess ribbon.

Covering your Hair Clip

Take your 3/8 inch long piece and hot glue it to the incline of the hair clip. Bring the ribbon around and glue it down to the back of the clip. Lastly, glue the end of the ribbon to the inside of the clip.

Adding your Clip

Place hot glue along the back of the hair clip and place it firmly to the back of the hair bow. Be sure that the entire clip is pressed against the hair bow.

Make Final Adjustments

Once you’re added the clip, you can manipulate the bow as much as you’d like, making any necessary final adjustments. And you are all done!

adorable Easter hair bows

 

Layered Hair Bow

Materials

Mini Bowdabra Bow Maker

7/8 inch width printed ribbon – 12 inches long ( 3 pieces)

5/8 inch width white ribbon – 22 inches long

5/8 inch width lavender ribbon – 22 inches long

3/8 inch width ribbon  – 4 inches long

Bow Wire

Scissors

Hot Glue Gun

Hair Clip

Placing the Bow Wire

The first thing I do is fold the bow wire in half and place it in the center of the Bowdabra. I like to use about 8-9 inches of bow wire.

Adding your Ribbon

Start with your printed ribbon, the wrong side facing up, and scrunch your ribbon. Use a uniform scrunch, for the ribbon in half, bring the front and the back up and place it down. Make a loop and scrunch the other side. Then estimate the center and scrunch once more.

Repeat these steps with the other two pieces. And use your wand to scrunch the pieces together.

Adding the Next Layers to your hair bow

Next, take your white and lavender ribbon and layer them one on top of the other. I placed the lace ribbon on the bottom and the white ribbon on top of it. Scrunch these two pieces together in the center. Then make a small loop. Scrunch the ribbon and twist it in place.

Repeat this step to make four loops. Once your loops are in place, you are going to make the tails. You don’t have to twist the ribbon when making the tails. I chose to go with four loops and two tails but adjust it as necessary.

Tying the Wire

Once you’ve added your loops, give it one final scrunch. Then take the bow wire, the two open ends inside of the loop. Hold the bow in place and give it a nice tug. Then remove it from the Bowdabra. Tie it in a know a few more times just to make sure it’s nice and secure.

Adding your Center

Take about a 4 or 5-inch long piece of your lavender ribbon and tie it in a simple knot. Place the knot in the center of the bow. You can tie it together at the back of the hair bow or hot glue it in place. Cut away any excess ribbon.

Covering your Hair Clip

Take your 3/8 inch long piece and hot glue it to the incline of the hair clip. Bring the ribbon around and glue it down to the back of the clip. Lastly, glue the end of the ribbon to the inside of the clip.

Adding your Clip

Place hot glue along the back of the hair clip and place it firmly to the back of the hair bow. Be sure that the entire clip is pressed against the hair bow.

Make Final Adjustments

Once you’re added the clip, you can manipulate the bow as much as you’d like, making any necessary final adjustments. And you are all done!

adorable Easter hair bows

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