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How to upcycle ribbon scraps into a beautiful Bowdabra bow video DIY

Bowdabra creator, Sandy Sandler shows you how to easily upcycle your ribbon scraps into a beautiful bow in just minutes.  Do you keep beautiful scraps of ribbon thinking they will come in handy someday? Well, the day has come to make this gorgeous bow and only use those leftover scraps!!  So let’s get started:

upcycle ribbon scraps

How to upcycle ribbon scraps into a perfect fall bow


(You can purchase the ribbon used in this project on the Bowdabra website)

Various ribbon scraps

Floral pick

Bowdabra bow maker

Bowdabra bow wire


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, cut some scraps of ribbon and dovetail the ends.  Place the ribbon scraps in the Bowdabra one at a time shaping as you go. To dovetail, fold the ribbon in half and cut it at an angle away from the fold.

Now, lay the floral pick into the Bowdabra. 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.

upcycle ribbon scraps

Shape and arrange the bow and floral pick.  You have a perfect bow in this wonderful way to upcycle ribbon scraps! This bow has so many uses.  Use it on a wreath, door, mantle, or a gift.  And the best part is that anyone can make this bow with Bowdabra!

upcycle ribbon scraps

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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