How to make Bowdabra’s best inexpensive holiday candy cane wreath

Sandy Sandler the creator of the Bowdabra is here to show you how to make the best holiday candy cane wreath easy and inexpensively with the Bowdabra.  Follow along with Sandy as she creates this gorgeous candy cane wreath in just minutes!  It’s Christmas in July and you can easily make several of these in no time for gifts when the holiday rolls around!  So let’s get started:

holiday candy cane wreath


Bowdabra bow maker

Bowdabra bow wire

Snowman pick

Gleam Wired Silver (tail) 2 1/2″ x 36″

Burlap Wired Rose Red (tail) 1 1/2″ x 30″

Peppermint Red/White 1 1/2″ x 30″

Gleam Wired Silver 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2 yds.

Burlap Wired Rose Red 2 1/2” x 30″

Peppermint Red/White (to wrap candy cane) 1 1/2″ x 3 yds.

Burlap Wired Rose Red for Scrunchy Strip  1 1/2″ x 6″


holiday candy cane wreath

First, cut a piece of silver 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, take the Gleam ribbon on which the ends are already dovetailed and lay it in the Bowdabra.  Follow this with the red burlap ribbon, and more Gleam ribbon.  Now, lay the snowman pick into the Bowdabra.

Next, lay in a piece of red burlap ribbon followed by some candy cane ribbon.  Now, insert some red burlap ribbon from the top like an accordion for a scrunchy style mini bow.

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. Lay the bow aside.

To finish, take your candy cane wreath form and begin wrapping some candy cane ribbon around from the top working your way down the form.  When you reach the end tuck the end into the wrapped portion.

Take your snowman bow and using the excess bow wire, tie it on to the side of the prepared candy cane form. Pull all the tails down and you have the most inexpensive and beautiful holiday candy cane wreath.

holiday candy cane wreath

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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