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How to make Many Traditional and Funky Bows for Halloween with the Bowdabra

Nick from Nick’s Seasonal Décor visits us on Bowdabra Live this week with a whole load of new and funky, classic and traditional bows for Halloween. He takes us through the complete process of creating all these kinds of bows from the scratch. Just tune in and watch him in action to learn to make these bows and wreaths to decorate your gifts and homes. Don’t forget to gift some to your loved ones as well.

A Candy Cane Wreath (Starts at 0: 54)

Materials required:

100 yard Bowdabra bow wire spool

• Large Bowdabra

• Large candy cane wire frame

• Hot glue

• Vibrant red and white candy cane ribbon roll

• Halloween decorative elements such as red and white candies and white flower buds

A Candy Cane Wreath

1. Nick preps the candy cane frame by applying some hot glue on the candy cane ribbon roll and securing the ribbon around one end of the frame before setting it aside to let it cool down.

2.Then he slowly wraps the ribbon evenly across the whole candy cane frame, in a fashion that the frame is not visible at any place.

3.Once that is done, he applies hot glue carefully to seal the ribbon and sets aside the frame to let it cool down.

4.He takes the bi-ribbon Halloween wreath, which we will learn to make next, and secures it on to the ribbon-wrapped candy cane frame with the Bowdabra wire.

5.He adds some embellishments such as candies and white flower buds to the wreath with some hot glue carefully and the wreath is ready.

A Bi-Ribbon Wreath (Starts at 1: 05)

Materials required:

100 yard Bowdabra bow wire

Large Bowdabra

• 1½” red ribbon roll with snow dusted piping

• Vibrant red velvet wired ribbon roll

1. Nick folds the bow wire into half, and tucks it into and underneath the Bowdabra.

2. He takes the red wired ribbon roll, makes a loop with a tail and adds to the Bowdabra.

3. Then he takes the snow frosted ribbon roll and follows the same method, adding the loop on the opposite side of the Bowdabra.

4. He adds three total loops of each ribbon for the bow, remembering to alternate between the two.

5. He compresses the ribbons, then goes on to pull the bow wire from one end of the Bowdabra to the other and ties the bow securely.

6. He makes the dovetail pattern on the tail ends and fluffs up all the loops to give the bow a professional touch.

A Spooky, Traditional cum Funky Halloween Bow (Starts at 7: 41)

Materials required:

• 100 yard Bowdabra bow wire

Large Bowdabra

• Jack-o’-lantern on a black and white striped background ribbon roll

1. Nick folds the bow wire into half, and tucks it into and underneath the Bowdabra.

2. He creates a long tail with the Halloween themed ribbon and adds it to the Bowdabra.

3. After that, with the twist-and-add method, he creates as many separate loops with tails as he can fit in the Bowdabra on either side.

4. He then compresses the ribbons down, goes on to pull the bow wire from one end of the Bowdabra to the other and ties the bow up securely.

5. He takes the bow out and finishes off by fluffing all the loops to make the bow very pretty and professional looking.

6. Finally he remembers to cut the dovetail pattern on all the tail ends.

A Funky and Vibrant 3-2-1 Bow (Starts at 19: 19)

Materials required:

• 100 yard Bowdabra bow wire

Large Bowdabra

• 1½” rust ribbon roll with thick, vibrant, bi-colored striped piping

A Funky and Vibrant 3-2-1 Bow

A Funky and Vibrant 3-2-1 Bow

1. Nick begins by folding the bow wire into half, and tucks it into and underneath the Bowdabra.

2. For this bow, he adds a mid-sized tail from the ribbon to the Bowdabra and makes the dovetail pattern on the tail ends.

3. He then creates three loops on each side of the Bowdabra of 5” each before making two smaller loops on each side of about 3½” each and finishes the bow off with a cute button loop in the center of about 2½”.

4. He pulls the bow wire through a slip knot to secure the bow, takes it out from the Bowdabra and ties it up securely.

5. He goes on to separate all the loops before fluffing them all for good measure for a smooth professional finishing touch.

A Simple, Sheer Traditional Bow to make a Wine Bottle Pretty (Starts at 24: 15)

Materials required:

100 yard Bowdabra bow wire

Large Bowdabra

• Sheer brown ribbon roll

A Simple, Sheer Traditional Bow to make a Wine Bottle Pretty

A Simple, Sheer Traditional Bow to make a Wine Bottle Pretty

1. Nick begins making the bow by folding the bow wire into half, and tucks it into and underneath the Bowdabra.

2. For this bow, he first fashions a tiny tail and adds to the Bowdabra.

3. He adds two small loops on each side of the Bowdabra with a cute, tiny button loop in the center to finish off the classic bow to sit pretty on the neck of a wine bottle.

4. He then pulls the bow wire through a slip knot to secure the bow and ties it up.

5. He goes on curl on the tail ends between his fingers after cutting the dovetail pattern, before fluffing all the loops for good measure for a smooth finishing touch.

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