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How to Make a Fourth of July Centerpiece

Show your patriotic pride with a Fourth of July centerpiece.ourth of July Centerpiece

Supplies for CenterpieceSupplies for Fourth of July centerpiece

  • 48″ length 6″ red glittered tulle
  • 60″ length 8½” white tulle
  • Five 12″ lengths 2½” glittered blue wired ribbon
  • Four 15″ lengths 1½” satin patterned ribbon
  • 20″ length silver Bowdabra bow wire
  • Bowdabra Bow Making and Design Tool
  • ¾” OD dowel rod, PCV pipe, or knitting needle
  • Floral foam
  • Fourth of July decorative picks
  • Candle

Instructions for the July fourth Centerpiece

  1. Make the corkscrew ribbon:
    • Spiral the patterned ribbon around the dowel rod.
    • Secure the ribbon ends with clips.Fourth of July Centerpiece Corkscrew Ribbons
    • Mist with water.
    • Bake in the oven at 250° F for 20 minutes.Bake at 250 for 20 Minutes
    • After the ribbons are cool, gently slide off the dowel rod.
  2. Cut the ribbons and tulle to length. Quickly pass the ribbon ends through a flame to seal the ends and prevent fraying.
  3. Next, fold the bow wire in half and put it in the Bowdabra. Tuck the ends of the wire under the Bowdabra to keep them out of the way.Wire in Bowdabra
  4. Make a fold-over bow with the white tulle.White Tulle
  5. Next, layer the red glitter tulle, making a fold-over bow.Red Tulle
  6. Center the five lengths of blue ribbon in the Bowdabra.Blue Spikes
  7. Add the lengths of corkscrewed patterned ribbon to the Bowdabra on top of the blue ribbons.Corkscrew Patterned Ribbon
  8. Compress the ribbons with the Bowdabra wand.
  9. With the ribbons still in the Bowdabra, pass the wire ends through the loop and tighten. Then, tie a secure knot on the reverse side. Leave the wire end uncut.Pass Wire Ends through Loop
  10. Cut a piece of floral foam approximately 3″L x 3″W x 2″H. Mark the center, and using a length of PVC pipe or a round canape cutter, cut a hole in the foam to make candle holder.Cut Hole for Candle
  11. Place the candle in the floral foam. Using the long bow wire ends, secure the bow in place around the floral foam. Add decorative Fourth of July picks.Fourth of July Centerpiece (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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