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How to quickly make an adorable Christmas hair bow

Adorable Christmas

Hair Bow

adorable Christmas hair bow

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


Adorable Christmas Hair Bow


Mini bowdabra bow maker

Green grosgrain ribbon – 5/8 inches in width – 12 inches in length (2 pieces)

White grosgrain ribbon – 5/8 inches in width – 13 inches in length (1 piece)

Red satin ribbon – 1 inch in width – 14 inches in length (2 pieces)

Red grosgrain ribbon – 3/8 inches in width – 4 inches in length (2 pieces)

Hair clip

Hot glue gun

Bow wire


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.

Making the Loops for your hair bow

Start with your red satin ribbon, scrunch the end. I prefer a uniform scrunch, fold 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. Then estimate the center and scrunch once more. You do have the option of folding the ribbon in half before starting so you can know where the exact center is. Use your wand to scrunch everything together. Repeat this step with the second piece of satin ribbon.

The mini bowdabra has a handy measuring device on the actual bow maker that you can use to make sure your loops are uniform.

Repeat the same steps with the green. I actually decided to add one more piece of green ribbon for a total of 6 loops instead of 4. You can add more or less, it’s completely up to you.

For the white piece, the last piece, I’m going to first ribbon cut the ends. To ribbon cut, fold the ribbon in half, open ends at the bottom and fold at the top, and cut at a diagonal. Repeat this step for both ends of the ribbon.

Fold the ribbon in half to find the center and scrunch, using a uniform scrunch, and place it in the center of the bowdabra. Make a loop and scrunch. Repeat this step with both ends of your white ribbon. Make sure one tail is facing upward and the other is facing downward. You can add ore loops and tails if you chose to do so. Just have fun with it and make it your own.

Tying the Wire

Give your 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.

Adding your Center

Take the 4-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 4-inch long piece 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.

Make Final Adjustments to your hair bow

Once you’re added the clip, you can manipulate the bow as much as you’d like, making any necessary final adjustments. This bow is about 5 inches! And you are all done!

Thanks for joining me. Be sure to check out and subscribe to my youtube channel, Simply Shalese DIY, for more awesome videos. Also, follow me on Instagram, Pinterest , and Facebook! And check out Bowdabra blog as well!

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