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How to upcycle ribbon scraps into a sweet Mother’s Day bow

Mother's Day Bow

Bowdabra creator, Sandy Sandler, uses upcycles ribbon scraps and the Mini Bowdabra to make a really pretty Mother’s Day bow. Watch this DIY video as Sandy shows you the simple steps!

Mother's Day bow

Pretty Mother’s Day Bow





First cut a piece of Bowdabra bow wire.  Then, fold it in half and insert it into the Mini 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 Mother’s Day Bow.

Next, take each of the scraps of ribbon of your choice which have already been dovetailed and lay them into the Mini Bowdabra.  (To dovetail, fold the ribbon in half and cut at an angle towards the fold.)

Add them to the Bowdabra as you desire.  You can make a loop if you want, and even push it down from the center like you are making a scrunchy bow inserting into the Bowdabra like an accordion.

Now scrunch everything down with the Bowdabra wand.  Then, insert the loose wires through the loop and pull tight while the bow is still in the Bowdabra. Then, remove the bow from the Bowdabra, separate the ends, turn to the back and tie a knot.  Tie a double know for extra security.

Finishing your Mother’s Day bow

To finish, separate and arrange the bow.  This gorgeous Mother’s day bow can be used in so many different ways.  Use it to decorate a breakfast tray, or use it as a floral corsage.  You can even use it to decorate mom’s gift.

Mother's Day Bow

For more quick and easy DIY tutorials visit the Bowdabra blog each week.  And be sure and like us on Facebook.  Each Monday at 4:00 p.m. PST, 5:00 p.m. MST, 6:00 p.m. CST, and 7:00 p.m. EST, Bowdabra creator, Sandy Sandler, or Nick Kreticos will host a Facebook live. There is always something new to make and these amazing designer take you through the easy steps.  Each week one lucky viewer will receive a special gift!








Bowdabra's easy-to-create bow-makers are available at the Bowdabra website's online store and also at various retail establishments such as Amazon, AC Moore, Pat Catan's Stores, Jo Ann store, Michael's, and Walmart.

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