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Video DIY – How to make a lovely spring ribbon door swag

spring ribbon door swag

Today Sandy Sandler, the creator of the Bowdabra will show you the quick and easy steps to make this lovely spring ribbon door swag in minutes.  Using the Bowdabra is like having an extra hand to make quick work of creating a gorgeous bow, door swag, and more!  So, let’s get started!

Spring ribbon door swag

Materials:
  • Bowdabra
  • Bowdabra bow wire
  • 21” x 38” yellow mesh
  • 21” x 26” purple mesh
  • Bowdabra spring ribbon kit:
  • pink posies ribbon 2 ½” x 17”
  • lime posies ribbon 2 ½” x 17”
  • Yellow posies ribbon 1 ½ inch x 19 inch
  • Lime posies ribbon 2 ½” x 26”
  • Yellow posies ribbon 1 ½” x 21”
  • Hot lime ribbon 1 ½” x 20”
  • Spring floral

 

Instructions for the door swag:

spring ribbon door swag

First cut a piece of Bowdabra bow wire.  Then, fold it in half and insert it into the Bowdabra.  You will have a loop on one side and two loose wires on the other side.  This will serve as your slipknot. Tuck the end under to stay out of the way while you are making your door swag.

Next, take the yellow mesh and scrunch it into the Bowdabra.  Take the last piece and fold it over.

Then, take the purple mesh and fold it in half, and then lay it into the Bowdabra.

Next, lay in the smaller piece of posies ribbon, pink, green, and yellow on which the ends have been dovetailed.  (to dovetail fold the ribbon in half and cut towards the fold)

Now take the longer piece of green posies ribbon insert the right side down into the Bowdabra, fold it back over and again, take the right side down, and lay it into the Bowdabra.  Go to the center and then scrunch everything down.

Next, take the yellow posies ribbon and repeat the above step. Use the Bowdabra wand to scrunch everything down.

Finally, add the floral to the Bowdabra.  Then, take the two loose wires and put them through the loop, and pull tight while the bow is still in the Bowdabra.  Remove from the Bowdabra, separate the ends, turn to the back of the door swag and tie a knot.  Double knot it.

To finish, fluff and arrange the bow.  You have a lovely spring ribbon door swag

spring ribbon door swag

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