Sandy Sandler, the creator of Bowdabra, is here to show you how to make a perfect bow out of recycled ribbon scraps. Use this amazing bow to adorn a wreath. This wreath basically cost you $1 and scraps of ribbon. Amazing!!
How to make a perfect bow out of recycled ribbon scraps
- Bowdabra bow maker
- Bowdabra bow wire
- Assorted scrap ribbons
- Various flower picks
- 12-inch wreath wrapped with mesh
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 bow.
Next, take your first scrap ribbon, which in this case is a mesh, and lay it in the Bowdabra with the right side down. Bring it over and place the other end right side down. Then, push down the center.
Then take two long pieces of ribbon for tails which you have already dovetailed and lay them in the Bowdabra. (To dovetail, simply fold in half and cut at an angle towards the fold.) Repeat this step for as many tails and you desire.
Now, take another long piece of ribbon and lay it in the Bowdabra with the right side down. Bring it over and place the other end right side down. Then, push down the center. Repeat this step with another piece of ribbon.
Next, add some more long tails and bows with various ribbons, shaping as you go. Then add some flowers alternating with ribbon tails.
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. Shape your bow.
Wrap your wreath with mesh and add some flowers all around. Then attach the bow to the wreath and you have a gorgeous wreath adorned with a perfect bow made out of ribbon scraps!