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How to Make a Big Beautiful Fourth of July Hair Bow

Watch this easy video DIY as Bowdabra creator, Sandy Sandler shows how to make this big beautiful patriotic Fourth of July hair bow in minutes.  It is so easy you will want to make several to give them away as favors or gifts.  Brighten someone’s day with a beautiful patriotic hair bow.

Fourth of July Hair Bow

Fourth of July hair bow


  • Mini Bowdabra
  • Bowdabra bow wire
  • Hair bow tool and ruler attachment
  • 25”, 5” wide sheer red ribbon
  • 34”, 1 ½” wide printed USA ribbon
  • 6”, 3” wide sheer blue ribbon
  • Alligator hair clip


First, Place the hair bow tool and ruler attachment on the Mini Bowdabra.  Next, cut about a 20” length of silver Bowdabra bow wire.  Fold it in half and insert it into the Mini Bowdabra. You will have a loop on one side and two loose wires on the other which will serve as your slipknot.  Tuck the ends underneath so they stay out of the way while you make your hair bow.

Make the hair bow

Now, take the red ribbon and insert the right side down into the Bowdabra.  Fold it over to the other side and insert the right side down.  Center the ribbon so both loops are about the same size and push down in the center.

Add the printed ribbon

Next, use the printed ribbon by folding in the center to make sure the letters are going in the correct direction.  Make a little mountain fold and insert it into the Bowdabra. Now, bring the ribbon over and insert it into the Bowdabra.  Then, make an X over the ribbon take the right side of the ribbon and scrunch into the Bowdabra.  Now take the bottom loop of the X and insert it into the Bowdabra. Finally, make sure all the loops are even and insert into the Bowdabra with a mountain fold.

Now, insert the sheer blue ribbon into the Bowdabra like an accordion to make a scrunchy bow.  Take the Bowdabra wand and give everything a good push.  Next, insert the two loose ends through the loop while the bow is still in the Bowdabra and pull tight.  Separate the ends, bring them around to the back, and tie a knot.

To finish your hair bow, tie on an alligator clip and double knot it.

For more quick and easy patriotic DIY videos and tutorials visit the Bowdabra blog each week.   And be sure and like us on Facebook.  Each Monday at 4:00 p.m. PST, 5:00 p.m. MST, 6:00 p.m. CST, and 7:00 p.m. EST, Bowdabra creator, Sandy Sandler, will host a Facebook live. There is always something new to make and Sandy takes you through the easy steps.  Each week one lucky viewer will receive a special gift!





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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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