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Poinsietta Christmas Hair Bow

December 19, 2011

How adorable are these poinsettia matching ribbon hair bows! Create the holiday hair bows and place in Christmas stocking, use a present bow toppers, or give as a gift.

Materials Needed:
Mini Bowdabra
Bowdabra Bow Wire
Hair Bow Tool and Ruler
25” of 7/8” wide Green Grosgrain
17” of 7/8” wide Red Grosgrain
16” of 3/8” wide Red Grosgrain
5” of 3/8” wide Red Grosgrain (finishing knot)
5” of 3/8 wide Red Grosgrain (finishing ribbon for alligator clip)
Alligator Clip
Clear Nail Polish to keep ribbon ends from fraying
Glue Dots or Hot Glue Gun

Instructions:

1. Begin by gathering your materials. You will need a Mini Bowdabra, Bowdabra Hair Bow Tool and Ruler, and Bowdabra Bow Wire. Place the Bowdabra ® Hair Bow Tool and Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra, leaving a space at the bottom for the Mini Bowdabra tower to move. Cut an 18” piece of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold it in half. Lay it into the Mini Bowdabra. You’ll have a loop at one end and two loose pieces at the opposite end.

 

2. To make the poinsettia leaves cut the ribbon 25” long. Cut each end of the ribbon with a reversed dovetail cut. Seal each end with clear nail polish. Fold the ribbon in half to find the center. Make a crease at the center point. Place the ribbon at the crease mark down into the center of the Mini Bowdabra.

3. To make your first loop turn the ribbon at an angle place the bottom of the ribbon up, fold, crease the ribbon, and press into the Mini Bowdabra at the 2” mark. Tail should be facing down.

 

4. Next fold the other side making a loop at the same width. Tail should be facing down.

 

5. To make the bottom loops. Make another loop the same width as the others with the tail in the center. Fold and crease the ribbon and press into the Mini Bowdabra. Make the last loop with the other tail on the opposite side in the center.

 

6. To make the poinsettia flower petals cut a 17” strand of red grosgrain 7/8” wide. Seal the ends of the ribbon and then press the end of the strand into the center of the Mini Bowdabra.

 

7. To make your first loop turn the ribbon at an angle place the bottom of the ribbon up, fold, crease the ribbon, and press into the Mini Bowdabra at the 1.5” mark.

 

8. Make another loop the same size on the either side.

 

9. Make your last loops the same width as the others, fold, crease the ribbon, and press into the Mini Bowdabra.

 

10. To make the small little petals for the poinsettia cut a strand of 16” red grosgrain 3/8” wide. Cut each end of the ribbon with a reversed dovetail cut. Seal each end with clear nail polish. Fold the ribbon in half to find the center. Make a crease at the center point. Place the ribbon at the crease mark down into the center of the Mini Bowdabra.

 

11. To make your first loop turn the ribbon at an angle place the bottom of the ribbon up, fold, crease the ribbon, and press into the Mini Bowdabra at the 1.25” mark. Tail should be facing down.

 

12. Next fold the other side making a loop at the same width. Tail should be facing down.

 

13. Make another loop the same width as the others with the tail in the center. Fold and crease the ribbon and press into the Mini Bowdabra. Make the last loop with the other tail on the opposite side in the center.

 

14. Scrunch down with Mini Bowdabra Wand.

 

15. While the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra, thread the two loose ends of the Mini Bowdabra Bow Wire through the loop at the other end.

 

16. Pull the Bowdabra Bow Wire tightly while the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra.

 

17. Gently pull the bow out of the Mini Bowdabra. Separate the two loose ends of the Bowdabra Bow Wire and bring them around to the back of the bow and knot.

 

18. Optional: Line an alligator clip with 3/8” ribbon.

 

19. Attach the Bowdabra Bow Wire to the alligator clip. Bring the wire back around to the front of the bow, knot and trim wire.

 

20. Attach a finishing knot to the center of the bow.

 

21. Make two matching poinsettia hair bows for perfect pig-tails.

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