Easy Video DIY – How to make a stunning pumpkin inspired ponytail bow

Hi, I’m Lexi from the Bowdabra Design team! As the leaves begin to change and the crisp autumn air sets in, it’s time to embrace the enchanting beauty of fall. And what better way to celebrate the season than by adorning your hairstyle with a DIY pumpkin inspired  ponytail bow?

In this blog post, I’ll guide you through the step-by-step process of creating a stunning bow that captures the essence of fall. Whether you’re a busy student getting ready for the back-to-school season or a fashion-forward individual looking to add a touch of charm to your everyday look, this tutorial is perfect for you. So grab your Mini Bowdabra and let’s dive into the world of stylish bow fashion that will leave everyone in awe of your creativity and autumn-inspired style. Let’s get started!

pumpkin inspired ponytail bow


3 – Pieces of 2.5” wide Orange Velvet Dollar Tree ribbon… 7”, 6” and 2”

One 5” piece of 2.5” wide Dollar Tree Teal Velvet ribbon

One bead

Ponytail holder

Bowdabra Bow Wire

Mini Bowdabra

Jewelry pliers



pumpkin inspired ponytail bow


First, cut a piece of Bowdabra bow wire, fold it in half and lay it in the Mini Bowdabra. Tuck the ends underneath to stay out of the way while you make your bow.

Next using a 7 inch piece of orange velvet ribbon remove the wire with needle nosed pliers.  Then, cut a scallop shape on the ends and seal it with a lighter or clear nail polish to prevent fraying. (If using a lighter have an adult help) Now, pinch the center of the ribbon and lay it in the Mini Bowdabra. Repeat this step with the 6″ piece of orange ribbon.

Next, take the teal ribbon and remove the wires. Then, fold it in half lengthwise and repeat again. Cut a dovetail by cutting at an angle away from the fold. Unfold and you have a double dovetail. Seal the ends and find the center and lay it in the Mini Bowdabra.

Finally, take the shortest piece of orange ribbon with the wires removed, fold it lengthwise as you did on the teal ribbon and cut a scallop edge. Unfold and seal the edges. Place it in the Bowdabra.  Scrunch everything down with the Bowdabra wand.

Now, pull the loose wire ends tightly through the loop while the bow is still in the Bowdabra.  Remove from the Bowdabra, separate the wires, turn to the back and tie a knot. Now, turn to the front and thread on a bead.  Thread the other wire end through the bead and turn to the back and tie a knot. Attach a ponytail elastic with the excess bow wire and clip off the ends.

pumpkin inspired ponytail bow

Everyone will just love this pumpkin inspired ponytail bow. Be sure to make a few extra for gifts!




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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