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Back to School Hair Bows with Bowdabra

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

Materials

Mini Bowdabra Bowmaker

1.5 inch wide printed ribbon (6 inch long pieces and 12 inch long pieces)

Bow wire

Scissors

Hair clips

Hot glue gun

Spiked Back to School Hair Bow

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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 Loops

Take your first piece of 12-inch long ribbon and fold it in half to find the center. Make a visible crease in the center of the ribbon. Start with the wrong side facing up and scrunch the ribbon at the end, using a uniform scrunch. Fold the ribbon in half, bring the front and back up and place it in the center of the Bowdabra. Make a loop and scrunch the other side of your ribbon the same way.

Find the center crease and scrunch once again.

Adding your Spikes

Take your 6-inch long piece of ribbon. Fold the ribbon in half to find the center crease. You have the option of ribbon-cutting the ends. To ribbon cut the end, fold in half, with the open ends at the bottom and folds at the top and cut at a diagonal. Next, use the uniform scrunch to place the spike in the center of your Bowdabra.

Repeat these steps making as many loops and spikes as you’d like.

Use your wand to scrunch everything together.

Tying the Wire

Give your hair bow 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 knot a few more times just to make sure it’s nice and secure.

Simple Back to School Hair Bow

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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 Loops

Take your first piece of 12-inch long ribbon and fold it in half to find the center. Make a visible crease in the center of the ribbon. Start with the wrong side facing up and scrunch the ribbon at the end, using a uniform scrunch. Fold the ribbon in half, bring the front and back up and place it in the center of the Bowdabra. Make a loop and scrunch the other side of your ribbon the same way.

Find the center crease and scrunch once again.

Repeat this step with another 12-inch long piece of ribbon.

Use your wand to scrunch everything together.

Adding your Center

Take the 6-inch long piece of your 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 bow or hot glue it in place. Cut away any excess ribbon.

Covering your Hair Clip

Take your 3/8 inch long piece of white ribbon  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.

And you’re all done. Use whatever colors or patterns you prefer. Add as many loops and spikes as you prefer. Just have fun with it and make it your own.

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