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How to use a beautiful Bowdabra bow to dress up a teddy bear

 Hello, everyone! It’s Nancy here with you today.
I’m excited to be sharing my first Design Team post for Bowdabra! For my first bow project, I decided to dress up a teddy bear.
Here he is in his fancy new finery:

How to dress up a teddy bear with a Bowdabra bow

dress up a teddy bear
Isn’t that a fun and festive new bow?

Here is how I made it:

Supplies Used:

Teddy Bear.

Follow these steps:

1. First, cut a piece of the Bowdabra wire approximately 24″ long. Fold in half. Insert into the Bowdabra tool, as shown in the photo. Tuck the extra length under the base of the tool.

2. Next, measure around the neck of the teddy bear, and cut a ribbon to fit. In this case, it was 12″ in length. That is inserted into the Bowdabra tool, right side facing up, as shown in the photo.

3. Insert the end of the ribbon into the tool, over the bottom ribbon piece. Creating a loop with the ribbon, fold the ribbon back on itself.
4. At the center point of the loop, give the ribbon a twist so that the right side of the ribbon is facing down.
5. Insert the twisted part of the ribbon into the tool. Now the wrong side is facing up.
6. Form a loop on the opposite side of the tool, folding the ribbon back on itself. Now the right side is facing up.
7. At the center point, twist again and insert it into the tool.

8. Continue forming loops in this accordion fashion, until you have as many loops as you want. I wanted 4 loops on each side.

Finishing the teddy bear Bowdabra bow

9. Insert the Bowdabra Wand (comes with the tool) into the tool, and press down. This scrunches all the ribbons together.

10. Untuck the Bow Wire from under the tool and pull up. One end has a loop, and one end has two cut ends. Insert the cut ends through the loop end. While holding the ribbon down with one hand, pull the cut ends of the wire up snuggly.

dress up a teddy bear

11. Remove the piece from the Bowdabra tool. It will look like this. Now pull the wire tight and tie a knot. Trim the extra wire off.

dress up a teddy bear

12. Fluff and shape the loops into your desired bow. Wrap the tail ends around the bear and tack in place. Arrange the loops as desired.

dress up a teddy bear
There you have it…a fun loopy bow to dress up your teddy bear! :o)
dress up a teddy bear
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I’ll be back next month with another fun bow project!
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Come visit me at my blog The Nickel Nook!
     
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