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How to make easy DIY bows and wreaths – Bowdabra Tutorial

Bows are not only simple to make but they also add such a great impact. You can add them to wreaths, Lanterns, garlands, trees, gifts, and more! If you’re looking for the easiest way to make DIY classic style bows and wreaths, then keep on reading! Today Bowdabra is sharing some super-easy tips to make bows and wreaths using bow-making tools.

Watch this Facebook Live as Nick from Nick’s Seasonal Décor teaches how to make easy DIY bows and wreaths like a pro!

DIY Traditional Bow (Starts at 1:28)

Materials required:

  • 100-yard Bowdabra bow wire
  • Large Bowdabra
  • Polka Dotted Blue Ribbon Roll

 

DIY Traditional Bow

DIY Traditional Bow

Process:

  1. Nick folds the bow wire in half and tucks it underneath the Bowdabra.
  2. After cutting off the long tails from the polka-dotted blue ribbon roll, he places them right into the Bowdabra.
  3. He places the ribbon, leaves an overhang, flips the Bowdabra, and creates 8 loops (3½” – 4”).
  4. 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.

 

DIY Funky Bow (Starts At 6:12)

Materials Required:

 

DIY Funky Bow

DIY Funky Bow

Process:

  1. Nick folds the bow wire in half and tucks it underneath the Bowdabra.
  2. He creates one loop (3½” – 4”) with the flower-butterfly printed ribbon, cuts it off, and places it right into the Bowdabra.
  3. He creates another loop, cuts it off, and places it right into the Bowdabra.
  4. In the same fashion, he creates 3 more loops on the Bowdabra.
  5. 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.

 

Double Ribbon Bow (Starts At 10:48)

Materials required:

  • 100-yard Bowdabra bow wire
  • Large Bowdabra
  • Green Lemon Printed Ribbon Roll
  • Green Burlap Ribbon Roll

 

ribbon bow diy

Double Ribbon Bow

Process:

  1. Nick folds the bow wire in half and tucks it underneath the Bowdabra.
  2. After cutting off the tails long from the lemon ribbon roll, he places them right into the Bowdabra.
  3. After cutting off the tails long from the green burlap ribbon roll, he places them right into the Bowdabra.
  4. He places the lemon ribbon in, leaves a little bit of overhang, and creates 2 loops on the Bowdabra.
  5. Next, he creates 2 comparatively smaller loops with the green burlap ribbon.
  6. He secures the bow with several wire knots in the back.
  7. He finishes off by fluffing the loops and cutting the dovetail pattern on the tail ends.

 

Simple Bow-Tie (Starts At 14:38)

Materials Required:

  • 100-Yard Bowdabra Bow Wire
  • Mini Bowdabra
  • Blue Burlap Ribbon Roll

 

diy ribbon mini bow

Simple Bow-Tie

Process:

  1. Nick folds the bow wire in half and tucks it underneath the Bowdabra.
  2. He places the ribbon in and keeps the tails about 8”-10” and places 3 the loops inside one by one. (the first two loops are about 2” – 2 ½” and the last loop is about 1” – 1 ½”)
  3. He secures the bow with several wire knots in the back.
  4. He finishes off by fluffing the loops and cutting the dovetail pattern on the tail ends.

 

DIY Bow Wreath (Starts at 17:18)

Materials required:

  • 100-yard Bowdabra bow wire
  • Large Bowdabra
  • 2 ½” Polka Dotted Pink Ribbon Roll
  • 14” Grapevine Wreath
  • Pink Flower Stem with Leaves sprays/picks
  • White Flower Stem with Leaves sprays/picks
  • Greenery Picks
  • Hot Glue

 

wreath bow video diy

DIY 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 pink 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 2 loops on each side of the Bowdabra and 1 button loop.
  4. He secures the bow with several wire knots in the back and finishes off by fluffing the loops and curling up the tails.
  5. In the end, he sticks the bow securely to the wreath and adds some greenery, decorative pink floral stems with leaves sprays, and white flower stems with leaves sprays with hot glue.

 

DIY bows and wreaths tutorial

How to make easy DIY bows and wreaths – Bowdabra Tutorial

 

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