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How to make Funky Candy Canes and Christmas Bows with Bowdabra

Watch Nick from Nick’s Seasonal Décor on Bowdabra Facebook Live, with lots of funky and traditional Christmas bows and a candy cane, teaching us the process from scratch.

Tune in to learn just how to make these bows to decorate your homes and those of your loved ones.

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Funky Merry Christmas printed bow for presents (Starts at 0:40)

Materials required:

Funky Merry Christmas printed bow

Funky Merry Christmas printed bow

1. Nick folds the bow wire in half and tucks it underneath the Bowdabra.
2. Next, he takes the ribbon and slips it right into the Bowdabra
4. Using one ribbon he creates 4-5 big loops on both sides of the Bowdabra to make the traditional bow for presents.
5. To secure the bow he brings the wire from one side to another and forms a slip knot.
6. He finishes off by fluffing the loops and cutting the dovetail pattern on the tail ends.

Red Green Ombre Bow for Christmas (Starts at 6:50)

Materials required:

Red Green Ombre Bow for Christmas

Red Green Ombre Bow for Christmas

1. Nick folds the bow wire in half and places it underneath the Bowdabra.
2. After cutting off the tail, he places the tail right into the Bowdabra and creates 2 big loops on either side of the Bowdabra with the red ribbon roll.
3. With the 1½” green ombre ribbon, he creates two medium loops on each side of the Bowdabra, with a cute button loop in the center.
4. To secure the bow he brings the wire from one side to another and forms a slip knot.
5. He finishes off by fluffing the loops and cutting the dovetail pattern on the tail ends.

A Gorgeous Candy Cane and double ribbon funky bow (Starts at 11:45)

Materials required:

1. First, Nick folds the bow wire in half and tucks it underneath the Bowdabra.
2. He takes a blue ribbon and creates a big loop and adds it to the Bowdabra.
3. He repeats the process with the Blue-ribbon roll to add to the other side and alternates with the soft champagne colored ribbon till there are 3 layers of ribbon.
4. He secures the bow with several wire knots in the back and finishes off by fluffing the loops and cutting the dovetail pattern on the tail ends.
5. Meanwhile, he opts for a sturdy, thick glittery blue ribbon for the base of the candy cane and wraps it around the candy cane.
6. He adds a generous amount of glue to seal the ribbon end.
7. In the end, he attaches the bow securely with hot glue to the wire-frame. Then, he adds some berries decorative picks too.

Dog paw-printed traditional bow (Starts at 20:05)

Materials required:

Dog paw-printed traditional bow

Dog paw-printed traditional bow

1. First, Nick folds the bow wire in half and tucks it underneath the Bowdabra.
2. He takes the ribbon and slips it right into the Bowdabra
3. To create the perfect loops, flip the Bowdabra with each turn while twisting the ribbon and placing the loop.
4. He creates 5 loops on both sides of the Bowdabra to give it a traditional bow design.
5. He secures the bow with several knots in the back. Then, he finishes it off by fluffing the loops and cutting the dovetail pattern on the tail ends.

Small two-tail football ribbon bow (starts at 26:32)

Materials required:

1. First, Nick folds the bow wire in half and tucks it underneath the Bowdabra.
2. After cutting off the tail, he places the tail right into the Bowdabra and creates 2 big loops on either side of the Bowdabra with a cute button loop in the center.
3. He pulls the tail down and secures the bow with several knots in the back.
4. He finishes off by fluffing the loops and cutting the dovetail pattern on the tail ends.

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