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Video how to make an amazing mini summer swag with Bowdabra

Our newest designer, Julia is here to show you the simple steps in this Bowdabra how-to video to make this mini amazing summer swag. Julia shows you the steps in English, but adds Spanish subtitles for our hispanic viewers!  Perfect and just adorable. Change up the ribbon colors and you can make this mini swag for just about any season too!

Mini summer swag

How to make an amazing mini summer swag with Bowdabra


Large Bowdabra bow maker

Bowdabra wire

Morex ribbon wired lemons ribbon, 2-1/2 inches by 10 yards black/yellow 7558.60/10.613

faux floral


Mini Lantern (optional)




mini summer swag


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.

Next, add the faux greenery evenly on each side of the Bowmaker.  Shape it as you add them. Then, add some flowers.

Make the bow

Now, add two pieces of lemon ribbon about 10 inches x 2 1/2″ to which you have dovetailed the ends. To dovetail, fold the ribbon in half and cut at an angle away from the fold.

Next, add the long piece of lemon print ribbon into the Bowdabra and begin making loops back and forth.  Twist the ribbon as you add the loops so that the right side is always facing up.  Finally, add a 10 inch piece of ribbon which is the top button loop.

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.

mini summer swag

Fluff and arrange the bow.




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