Hi, I’m Lexi from the Bowdabra Design Team, and I’ve got an exciting DIY project for you – a cute pumpkin-inspired backpack bow! It’s versatile, perfect for any occasion, and best of all, you can make it in just a few minutes using the Mini Bowdabra. So, let’s dive in and get our craft on!
2.5” – 12” black piece of ribbon
2.5” – 12” orange piece of ribbon
Oblong green bead
Bowdabra Bow Wire
First, cut a piece of Bowdabra bow wire. Then, fold it in half and insert it into the Mini 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 black piece of ribbon and fold it under three times. Then, place it in the Mini Bowdabra from the top and fold it in accordion style for a scrunchy bow. Repeat this step with the orange piece of ribbon. Scrunch everything down with the Bowdabra wand.
Now, 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. Make sure you tie the knot towards the top of the bow. Tie a double knot for extra security.
To finish, thread a green oblong bead on the wire at the top of the bow. Tie the bead to the bow with a knot. Pull the bead straight up to resemble a stem. Fluff and shape your pumpkin inspired backpack bow. Attach it to your backpack or alternately attach a hair clip or elastic and wear as a hair bow! Please visit the Bowdabra blog each Friday for another easy to make kid’s craft or art project and be sure to follow us on Facebook too!