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Mini Bowdabra Inspiring Words Plaque with Mod Podge

Design an inspiring plaque to hang in your home or to give as a gift. Add beautiful embellishments like pearl strands, buttons, bronze pearls, and ribbon. Use the Cricut Straight From the Nest cartridge to create the saying, “Spread your wings” and flower branches. Finish the plaque with Mod Podge and a Mini Bowdabra Bow.

Materials:

Instructions:

1. Sand wooden plaque if needed and wipe away excess sawdust.

Inspirational Plaque with Mini Bowdabra Bow

2. Add a coat of neutral colored acrylic paint.

Inspirational Plaque with Mini Bowdabra Bow

3. Cut cardstock either using Cricut Straight From the Nest Cartridge or use stencils that you have on hand.

Inspirational Plaque with Mini Bowdabra Bow

4. Using Mod Podge decoupage cardstock onto the plaque and let dry.

Inspirational Plaque with Mini Bowdabra Bow

5. Add buttons and a pearl strand around the edge of the plaque.

Inspirational Plaque with Mini Bowdabra Bow

6. Finish with little bronze pearl accents.

Inspirational Plaque with Mini Bowdabra Bow

7. Attach 3/8? satin ribbon to the back to hang the plaque. I hot glued the ribbon to the back but it could also be tacked down.

Inspirational Plaque with Mini Bowdabra Bow

8. Create a coordinating bow to attach to the hanger of the plaque. Place the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra. Cut 18? of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold it in half in place it into the Mini Bowdabra.

Inspirational Plaque with Mini Bowdabra Bow

9. Cut 19? of 5/8? satin ribbon, dovetail the ends, and fold the ribbon in half to create a crease mark. At the crease mark place the ribbon into Mini Bowdabra.

Inspirational Plaque with Mini Bowdabra Bow

10. Fold the ribbon to create a 1.5? loop.

Inspirational Plaque with Mini Bowdabra Bow

11. Fold the other side to create another 1.5? loop.

Inspirational Plaque with Mini Bowdabra Bow

12. Fold the tails down to make two more 1.5? loops.

Inspirational Plaque with Mini Bowdabra Bow

13. Add a 3? long pearl strand.

Inspirational Plaque with Mini Bowdabra Bow

14. Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra wand.

Inspirational Plaque with Mini Bowdabra Bow

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.

Inspirational Plaque with Mini Bowdabra Bow

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

Inspirational Plaque with Mini Bowdabra Bow

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. Fluff bow.

Inspirational Plaque with Mini Bowdabra Bow

18. Use the remaining Bowdabra Bow Wire to tie the bow to the ribbon handle of the plaque. Trim excess away wire.

Inspirational Plaque with Mini Bowdabra Bow

19. Your inspirational plaque is finished and is ready to be hung.

Inspirational Plaque with Mini Bowdabra Bow

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Prize Packages:

  • Grand Prize ”“ Ribbon totaling in value of $150.00
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