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How to make Some Traditional and Funky Bows with the Bowdabra

This week on Bowdabra Live, watch as Nick from Nick’s Seasonal Décor comes visiting with loads and loads of funky and classic, and traditional and new-fangled bows and candy cane for our holidays. He takes us through the complete process of creating all these kinds of bows from 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 with greetings of the season.

A Cute Santa Bow (Starts at 1: 11)

Materials required:

  • 100 yard Bowdabra bow wire spool
  • Large Bowdabra
  • Vibrant green ribbon roll with Santa Claus prints

 

  • A Cute Santa Bow

    A Cute Santa Bow

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

2. He creates a long tail with the Santa Claus prints ribbon roll, cuts it into half, and then adds both pieces to the Bowdabra so that the prints fall in the same way.

3. After that, with the twist-and-add method, he creates as many loops as he can fit in the Bowdabra on either of its sides and adds a cute button loop in the center.

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 of the Bowdabra 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 Black and Ivory Bi-Ribbon Halloween Bow (Starts at 8: 20)

Materials required:

  • 100-yard Bowdabra bow wire
  • Large Bowdabra
  • Similar black and ivory striped ribbons in two different sizes
Bi-Ribbon Halloween Bow

Bi-Ribbon Halloween Bow

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

2. He takes the bigger ribbon roll, cuts out a tail and adds it to the Bowdabra.

3. Nick follows it up with another tail from the smaller sized ribbon roll.

3. Then he takes the bigger ribbon roll, makes a loop with tails and adds to the Bowdabra.

4. He follows the same process with the smaller sized ribbon roll and adds to the opposite side of the Bowdabra

5. He adds about four loops of each ribbon roll for the bow, remembering to alternate between the two.

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

An Elegant Blue Candy Cane (Starts at 17: 41)

Materials required:

  • 100-yard Bowdabra bow wire
  • Large Bowdabra
  • Hot glue
  • Candy cane frame
  • Blue embellishments like leaves and berries
  • Navy blue ribbon roll with champagne flecks
  • Navy blue ribbon roll with huge golden snowflake prints
  • Sheer cobalt blue ribbon roll
Elegant Blue Candy Cane

Elegant Blue Candy Cane

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

2. He creates a loop with tails from the champagne flecked ribbon and adds it to the Bowdabra.

3. He follows the same process with the sheer cobalt ribbon and adds it to the other side of the Bowdabra.

4. He goes through the same process over and over again till he has about three to four loops on each side of the Bowdabra.

5. 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.

7. Nick takes the candy frame, adds a dollop of glue to one end of it and begins wrapping the snowflake printed ribbon across the entire frame, leaving no portion of it uncovered.

8. He carefully seals the end of the ribbon with hot glue on to the frame.

9. With a generous amount of hot glue, Nick sticks the bow to the candy cane and fluffs up the loops one last time.

10. He tucks in a few cobalt blue embellishments like leaves and berries with the help of hot glue to the bow to add to the overall elegant look.

Traditional Bows

Traditional Bows

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