How to make a perfect red burlap rustic bow

Got a minute?  Yes, you can make this gorgeous red burlap rustic bow in just a minute or two.  In this video Sandy Sandler, the creator of the Bowdabra will show you the quick and easy steps to create your own burlap rustic bow.  This bow is great to use on wreaths, gifts, and more.

burlap rustic bow

Wouldn’t this rustic bow be perfect to decorate a floral Mother’s Day gift?


Material Required

Large Bowdabra

Bowdabra Bow Wire

Red Burlap Ribbon

Red Tubular Mesh

First, cut a piece of Bowdabra bow wire.  Then, fold it in half and insert it into the Bowdabra.  You will have a loop on one side and two loose wires on the other.  This will serve as your slipknot. If you didn’t know Bowdabra bow wire cuts easily with scissors, it is super easy on hands but it actually a wire so it holds strong.

Next, take a large piece of red and burlap ribbon and insert it into the Bowdabra which is your tails. Dovetail the ends for a finished look. You can vary the color for any event or holiday but we’ve used red here.

Now, insert and end of more ribbon into the Bowdabra making sure the wrong side of the ribbon is on the inside of the loop.  Continue making loops folding and twisting to make sure the right side is facing on the outside of the loops.

Then, add some pieces of tubular mesh.  Scrunch down with the Bowdbra wand. Insert the loose wires through the loop and pull tight.  Remove from the Bowdabra, turn to the back and tie a knot.

Adjust the loops and you have a beautiful finished red burlap rustic bow!

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