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5 different ways to make DIY Christmas bows and wreaths

Are you struggling with making DIY Christmas bows and wreaths all the time, and tend to buy expensive store-bought ones? Don’t worry! We’ve rounded up 5 different ways to make the perfect decorative Christmas bows and wreaths. By mastering these five simple techniques, your gifts or home decor will always stand out! Grab ribbons, some of our supplies, and get ready to learn how to craft the perfect DIY wreath Bows with Bowdabra.

Watch Nick from Nick’s Seasonal Décor on Bowdabra Facebook Live, with funky and traditional bows, and a fall bow wreath. Follow the step-by-step instructions and learn 5 different ways to make DIY Christmas bows and wreaths. Tune in to learn the process from scratch!

Funky Bow (Starts at 2:03)

Materials required:

 

Funky Bow

Funky Bow

 

Process:

  1. Nick folds the bow wire in half and tucks it underneath the Bowdabra.
  2. Using the blue velvet ribbon, he creates one loop, cuts it off, and places it right into the Bowdabra.
  3. Using the same process, he creates 5 more loops on the Large Bowdabra.
  4. He creates a total of 6 loops.
  5. Next, Nick takes a little piece of the ribbon and places it right into the Bowdabra.
  6. He secures the bow with several wire knots in the back and finishes off by fluffing the loops and cutting the dovetail pattern on the tail ends.

 

Traditional Summer Bow (Starts at 8:36)

Materials required:

 

Traditional Bow

Traditional Summer Bow

 

Process:

  1. Nick folds the bow wire in half and tucks it underneath the Bowdabra.
  2. After cutting off the tails from the lime green ribbon roll, he places them right into the Bowdabra.
  3. He takes the ribbon, flips it inside out, places it on the Bowdabra, and creates 9 loops.
  4. Then, he pulls the bow wire from one end to the other and ties the bow.
  5. He finishes off by fluffing all the loops and cutting the dovetail pattern on all the tail ends.

 

DIY Christmas Bow Wreath (Starts at 13:06)

Materials required:

 

DIY Christmas Bow Wreath

DIY Christmas Bow Wreath

 

Process:

  1. Nick folds the bow wire in half and tucks it underneath the Bowdabra.
  2. After cutting off the tails from the 1 ½” red-green ribbon roll, he places them right into the Bowdabra.
  3. He takes the 2½” red-green ribbon roll, creates one loop (4”) with two tail ends (6”-8”), cuts it off, and places it right into the Bowdabra.
  4. Next, he takes the 1 ½” red-green ribbon roll, creates one loop (4”) with two tail ends (6”-8”), cuts it off, and places it right into the Bowdabra.
  5. Using the same process, he creates 4 more loops with 1 ½” and 2½” red-green ribbons alternatively.
  6. He secures the bow with several wire knots in the back and finishes off by fluffing the loops and cutting the dovetail pattern on the tail ends.
  7. In the end, he sticks the bow securely to the wreath and adds some artificial greenery pine, and red berry decorative picks with hot glue.

 

DIY 3-2-1 Bow (Starts at 24:30)

Materials required:

 

DIY 3-2-1 Bow

DIY 3-2-1 Bow

 

Process:

  1. Nick folds the bow wire in half and tucks it underneath the Bowdabra.
  2. After cutting off the tails from the Red Ribbon roll, he places them right into the Bowdabra.
  3. He takes the ribbon, flips it inside out, places it on the Bowdabra, and creates 3 big loops (4”) on either side of the Bowdabra.
  4. Using the same ribbon, he creates 2 loops (2 ½”) on either side of the Bowdabra and 1 button loop.
  5. He secures the bow with several wire knots in the back and finishes off by fluffing the loops.

 

DIY Mini Bow (Starts at 28:15)

Materials required:

 

Mini Bow

DIY Mini Bow

 

Process:

  1. Nick folds the bow wire in half and tucks it underneath the Bowdabra.
  2. After cutting off the tails (10”) from the white-blue-yellow chequered ribbon roll, he places them right into the Bowdabra.
  3. He creates 2 big loops on either side of the Bowdabra.
  4. Next, he creates 1 button loop.
  5. He secures the bow with several wire knots in the back and finishes off by fluffing the loops and cutting the tail ends at an angle.

 

DIY Christmas bow wreath

5 different ways to make DIY Christmas bows and wreaths

 

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