Today the Bowdabra creator, Sandy Sandler is here to show you how to make this elegant tree topper bow in just minutes. And the best part is that she uses scraps of ribbon! Just imagine how beautiful this will look atop any tree!
How to make an elegant tree topper with Bowdabra
- Bowdabra bow wire
- Apple Pick
- Reindeer Pick
- Berry Pick
- 152.60/10-355 (3) 2.5x15in Burlap Wired Moss Ribbon
- 7411.60/50-634 (6) 2.5x15in Lustrous Gold Ribbon
- 1252.40/10-194 (3) 1.5x15in Burlap Wired Rose Red Ribbon
- 7409.40/50-609 (4) 1.5x15in Festival Red Ribbon
- 7417.40/50-634 (4) 1.5x15in Gleam Wired Gold Ribbon
- Berry Pick
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, insert the reindeer pick, berry pick, and apple pick in that order.
Now, take a moss ribbon strip (which has already been dovetailed) and lay that in the Bowdabra. (To dovetail, fold the ribbon in half and cut at an angle towards the fold.)
Lay in the gold ribbon strip. Continue adding ribbon strips alternating with the gold and moss colors. Now, add the red plaid ribbon, gold, and solid red, alternating ribbons in a pleasing order.
Finally, add the last berry pick into the Bowdabra.
To finish, 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 knot for extra security.
Shape and fluff this beautifully elegant tree topper bow and it is ready to display on your tree!