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Video how to make an ombre ribbon rose ponytail holder with Bowdabra

Bowdabra designer, Joette shows you how to make this gorgeous ombre ribbon rose ponytail holder with Bowdabra.  How gorgeous is this rose?  And you will not believe how easy it is to create with the Bowdabra!

ribbon rose ponytail holder


Ombre ribbon rose ponytail holder

  • Large or Mini Bowdabra Bowdabra Bow Wire
  • 1 Small silk rosebud – the color of choice
  • 1 Elastic Ponytail holder/band
  • 3 – 5.5″ (Pre-cut with pointed edges) strips of green tone 1.5″ satin – wired or non-wired ribbon
  • 5 – 5.5″ (Pre-cut with rounded edges) strips color of choice 1.5″ satin – wired or non-wired ribbon
  • 5 – 5.5″ (Pre-cut with rounded edges) strips in a different shade, the color of choice 1.5″ satin – wired or non-wired ribbon
  • 1 – 4.5″ (Pre-cut with rounded edges) strip matching the first color layer you’ll be using  1.5″ satin – wired or non-wired ribbon


ribbon rose ponytail holder


First, choose the tones of your colors so they will shade into each other for the Ombre look.

Next, load the Bowdabra Bow Wire in whichever Bowdabra you choose to use. (In my opinion, I like using the Large Bowdabra better for this project.) Then disassemble the rosebud. If the calyx/sepal part of the silk rosebud is silk, cut it in half for the first piece to be added to the Bowdabra. If it’s plastic, thread it on once this rose has been removed from the Bowdabra and tied off.

Cut the rosebud petals into 2 pieces if there are 4 attached petals. Now that the prep work is done, let’s build this rose.

Add the silk calyx if applicable, next add the 3 pointed strips of green ribbon or whatever you’re using to represent the leaves. Scrunch them down with the Bowdabra wand and go ahead and straighten/angle them to the position you’ll eventually want them to be in. (They probably won’t stay in place, but it will be helpful at the end when you do the final fluffing.)

Next, repeat this same process with your choice of the darker color tone with the 5 rounded-edged strips. Repeat again with the next Lighter color tone of 5 rounded strips.

Then, add the silk rose petals and the final, smaller ribbon strip. Fluff and scrunch real good and tie the rose off with the Bowdabra Bow Wire. Fluff until it’s shaped like a rose and you’re happy with it and tie it to the ponytail elastic. Cut off the excess Bowdabra Bow Wire and now you have this adorable Ombre Rose Ponytail Holder.

ribbon rose ponytail holder

The rose is also great for gift wrapping! Pro Tip: When prepping and pre-cutting the ribbon for his project, you may want to seal the ends of your ribbon to prevent any fraying. I use a lighter and run the flame real quick across the cut ends to melt them. You could also apply some clear nail polish to the ends as well.

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Bowdabra’s easy-to-create bow-makers are available at the Bowdabra website’s online store and also at various retail establishments such as Amazon, AC Moore, Pat Catan’s Stores, Jo Ann store, Michael’s, and Walmart.

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