Watch this super quick video and learn from Sandy Sandler, the creator of the Bowdabra how to make the sweetest spiky red polka dot hair accessory. It’s quick and easy and made with the Mini Bowdabra.
How to make a spiky red polka dot hair accessory
- Mini Bowdabra
- Gold Bowdabra bow wire
- Princess glitter ribbon ruby 16IN TAIL (98502/25-609)
- Princess glitter ribbon ruby 12IN TAIL (98502/25-609)
- Grosgrain dots ribbon red/white dot (3908.38/20-250)
- 7IN clear hair comb
- Glue dot
- Small piece of thin polka dot ribbon
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, lay in the princess glitter ribbon tails.
Add your grosgrain ribbon
Then, place the grosgrain dots ribbon pieces which you have already dovetailed into the Mini Bowdabra. To dovetail, fold the ribbon in half and cut at an angle away from the fold. Make sure to fan out and arrange the ribbon pieces as you place them in the Bowdabra.
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 knot for extra security.
Finally, place a glue dot in the center of your bow. Attach the small piece of thin red and white dot ribbon. Wrap it around the center of the bow.
Attach the comb to your hair accessory
To attach the comb to your hair accessory. Use the excess wire to feed through the teeth of the comb on each side and tie a knot. Clip the wires and you have a gorgeous red polka dot hair accessory!
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