How to make an amazing watering can floral arrangement quick and easy

Welcome to this DIY tutorial with Sandy Sandler, the creator of the Bowdabra bow maker.  Sandy shows you the easy steps to make this beautiful watering can floral arrangement, a perfect addition to your home décor or as a thoughtful gift. So let’s get started!

floral arrangement


Watering can

Four assorted Dollar tree floral bushes

Greenery bush from dollar tree

Peony stem

Hydrangea stem

Large Bowdabra

Bowdabra bow wire

Lavender Emelia ribbon: 14” tails, 20” bow, 6” scrunchy center

Lime gingham ribbon: 11” tails, 35” bow

Orchid Sweetness ribbon: 25” both bow and tails

How to make a watering can floral arrangement

floral arrangement


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, lay in your floral bushes all facing the same direction. Now take the Bowdabra wand and scrunch everything down. Then, thread the loose wires through the loop and pull tight while the bouquet is still in the Bowdabra. Take it out of the Bowdabra, separate the ends, turn to the back, and tie a knot and double knot. Fluff everything out and set aside.

Make the bow

Now, cut another piece of Bow wire, fold it in half and tuck the ends underneath.

Lay in the tails –  Emilia ribbon, and Lime gingham ribbon. Next, take the lavender Emilia ribbon lay the right side down in the Bowdabra, bring it across, and lay the other side down. Push down in the center and you have a two-loop bow.

Next, take the lime green gingham ribbon and lay it in the Bowdabra.  Twist so the right side is facing up and make a loop.  Continue this way till the end of the ribbon.

Now take the lavender sweetness ribbon and lay the wrong side down, then bring the right side across to create a small tail. Repeat with the opposite side. Finally take the smallest piece of Lavender Emilia ribbon and scrunch down from the top for a small scrunchy style bow center.

Thread the wires through the bow wire slip knot and pull tight while the bow is still in the Bowdabra.  Remove and turn to the back and tie a knot and double knot.

floral arrangement

To finish, place your bouquet in the watering can pulling the flowers to adjust. Fluff out the bow and tie it to the watering can handle.  Clip all the excess ends. Fluff and arrange as desired and you have a lovely floral arrangement you can use all spring and summer!

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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