Bowdabra creator, Sandy Sandler is here to show you in this super easy video DIY how to make the best patriotic wreath. This wreath is so simple you will want to make several to give away as gifts! So let’s get started:
Note: since the red dot sheer ribbon is red on one side and silver on the other, alternate the sides when laying them into the Bowdabra.
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 ends under to stay out of the way while you are making your bow.
Now, dovetail the ends of all the shorter pieces of ribbon. To dovetail, fold the ribbon in half and cut at an angle away from the fold.
Next, take one piece of 22” burlap red ribbon and lay that in the Bowdabra. Continue laying ribbon pieces into the Bowdabra in the following order: red sheer dot ribbon, burlap blue ribbon, red sheer dot ribbon, red burlap ribbon, red sheer dot ribbon, blue burlap ribbon, red dot sheer ribbon, red burlap ribbon, blue burlap ribbon, red dot sheer ribbon, and finally the last piece of red dot sheer ribbon.
Now, take the longest piece of red dot sheer ribbon and lay the end in the Bowdabra. Begin making loops back and forth but do not twist because in this case, you want the silver side and the red side to be seen.
Scrunch everything down with the Bodabra 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 arrange the bow. Finally, tie the bow onto your dollar store wreath and display it with patriotic pride!