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Christmas Table Centerpiece with Bowdabra Bow

Decorate your table this Christmas holiday season with a beautiful centerpiece.  Reuse silk flowers and floral arrangements for Bowdabra Bow Making Toolsyour centerpiece.  Place the arrangement in a vase or pitcher and finish with a Bowdabra Bow.

Materials Needed:

  • Floral Arrangement (reuse from previous years)
  • Vase or Ceramic Pitcher
  • Large Wire Ribbon
  • Smaller Coordinating Wire Ribbon
  • Bowdabra
  • Bowdabra Bow Wire

 

Instructions:

1. Begin by gathering all the materials you will need to make this simple table centerpiece.

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Christmas Table Centerpiece with Bowdabra Bow

 

2. Make your bow cut 18″ of Bowdabra Bow Wire, fold the wire in half and place it into the Bowdabra.

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Christmas Table Centerpiece with Bowdabra Bow

 

3. Cut ribbon for the bow’s tails – dovetail the ends.

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Christmas Table Centerpiece with Bowdabra Bow

 

4. Place the ribbon print side down into the Bowdabra. Fold and twist the ribbon to make your first loop.

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Christmas Table Centerpiece with Bowdabra Bow

 

5. Continue making additional loops.

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Christmas Table Centerpiece with Bowdabra Bow

 

6. To add a coordinating ribbon place the end into the Bowdabra and fold and twist to make your first loop.

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Christmas Table Centerpiece with Bowdabra Bow

 

7. Continue adding additional loops.  When you have enough loops dovetail the end of the ribbon. Scrunch down with the Bowabra Bow Wand.

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Christmas Table Centerpiece with Bowdabra Bow

 

8. Thread the two tail ends of Bowdabra Bow Wire through the loop.

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Christmas Table Centerpiece with Bowdabra Bow

 

9. Pull the wire tightly.

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Christmas Table Centerpiece with Bowdabra Bow

 

10. Remove the bow from the Bowdabra and bring the wire around the back of the bow and knot.  Fluff the bow.

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Christmas Table Centerpiece with Bowdabra Bow

 

11. Using the Bowdabra Bow Wire tie the bow onto a vase or ceramic pitcher.

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