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Red and Green Christmas Pointed Loopy Holiday Hair Bows

Using the Mini Bowdabra and Hair Bow Tool & Ruler design a red and green Christmas loopy holiday hair bow.  Follow our Christmas Pointed Loopy Holiday Hair BowsBowdabra step-by step instructions to make your own matching hair bows.
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
  • Lighter to keep ribbon 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.

Hair Bow Tool

Red and Green Christmas Pointed Loopy Holiday Hair Bows

 

2. To make the pointed loops cut the ribbon 25” long. Cut each end of the ribbon with a reversed dovetail cut. Seal each end with a lighter. 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.

Mini Bowdabra and Hair Bow Tool

Red and Green Christmas Pointed Loopy Holiday Hair Bows

 

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

Make Red and Green Christmas Hair Bows

Red and Green Christmas Pointed Loopy Holiday Hair Bows

 

4. 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.

Holiday Hair Bows

Red and Green Christmas Pointed Loopy Holiday Hair Bows

 

5. To make the inside larger points 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.

Bowdabra Hair Bow Tool and Ruler

Red and Green Christmas Pointed Loopy Holiday Hair Bows

 

6. 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.

Create Red and Green Christmas Hair Bows

Red and Green Christmas Pointed Loopy Holiday Hair Bows

 

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

Bowdabra Hair Bows

Red and Green Christmas Pointed Loopy Holiday Hair Bows

 

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

Make Holiday Hair Bows

Red and Green Christmas Pointed Loopy Holiday Hair Bows

 

9. To make the smaller points of the bow 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.

Beautiful Holiday Hair Bows

Red and Green Christmas Pointed Loopy Holiday Hair Bows

 

10. 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.

Pointed Loopy Holiday Hair Bows

Red and Green Christmas Pointed Loopy Holiday Hair Bows

 

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

Hair Bows with Bowdabra Tool

Red and Green Christmas Pointed Loopy Holiday Hair Bows

 

12. 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.

Christmas Pointed Loopy Holiday Hair Bows

Red and Green Christmas Pointed Loopy Holiday Hair Bows

 

13. Scrunch down with Mini Bowdabra Wand.

Scrunch with Mini Bowdabra Wand

Red and Green Christmas Pointed Loopy Holiday Hair Bows

 

14. 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.

Matching Hair Bows

Red and Green Christmas Pointed Loopy Holiday Hair Bows

 

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

Bowdabra Bow Wire with Holiday Bows

Red and Green Christmas Pointed Loopy Holiday Hair Bows

 

16. 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.

Loopy Holiday Hair Bows

Red and Green Christmas Pointed Loopy Holiday Hair Bows

 

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

Alligator Clip

Red and Green Christmas Pointed Loopy Holiday Hair Bows

 

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

Bowdabra Bow Wire with Alligator Clip

Red and Green Christmas Pointed Loopy Holiday Hair Bows

 

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

Gorgeous Bowdabra Bow Wire

Red and Green Christmas Pointed Loopy Holiday Hair Bows

 

20. Make two matching Christmas hair bows for perfect pig-tails.

Matching Christmas Hair Bows

Red and Green Christmas Pointed Loopy Holiday Hair Bows

 

Red and Green Christmas Pointed Loopy Holiday Hair Bows

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