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Valentine’s Day Craft: Beaded Heart Decoration with Mini Bowdabra Bow

Create a beaded heart craft decoration for this Valentine’s Day.  Finish the beaded heart with a beautiful Mini Bowdabra bow.  Hang the elegant beaded decor on a window or door to celebrate the season.

Materials Needed:Beaded Heart Decoration

  • 10mm Star Crystal
  • 4mm red beads
  • 4mm hot pink beads
  • 24 gauge wire
  • 1/8″ wide ribbon
  • seed beads red & black
  • Wire Heart
  • Mini Bowdabra
  • Hair Bow Tool & Ruler
  • Bowdabra Bow Wire

Instructions:

1. Begin by gathering all the supplies you need to make this decoration.

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Valentine’s Day Craft: Beaded Heart Decoration with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

2. Create a pattern with the seed beads and 4mm red beads.  Attach the beads onto the heart using the 24 gauge wire.

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Valentine’s Day Craft: Beaded Heart Decoration with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

3. Wrap the beads around the entire heart.

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Valentine’s Day Craft: Beaded Heart Decoration with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

4. Add another strand of pink beads around the heart.  Form a looped hanger with the additional wire.

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Valentine’s Day Craft: Beaded Heart Decoration with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

5. Gather the materials you will need to make the bow.

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Valentine’s Day Craft: Beaded Heart Decoration with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

6. Cut 18″ of Bowdabra Bow Wire.  Fold the wire in half.  Place the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra, place the wire inside of the Mini Bowdabra.

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Valentine’s Day Craft: Beaded Heart Decoration with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

7. Place the 1/8″ wide ribbon at the 4cm mark.

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Valentine’s Day Craft: Beaded Heart Decoration with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

8. Fold the loops at the 3cm mark.  Make a matching loop on the other side.

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Valentine’s Day Craft: Beaded Heart Decoration with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

9. Continue to make several loops on the either side.  Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand.

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Valentine’s Day Craft: Beaded Heart Decoration with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

10. Thread the two tail ends of the wire through the loop.  Pull the wire tightly.

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Valentine’s Day Craft: Beaded Heart Decoration with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

11. Bring the wire around the back of the bow and knot.

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Valentine’s Day Craft: Beaded Heart Decoration with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

12. Use the wire to attach the bow to the heart.  Bring the wire around the front and run it through a 10mm crystal starburst.  Tie the wire into a small bow and trim away excess.

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Valentine’s Day Craft: Beaded Heart Decoration with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

13. Hang the beaded heart to display this Valentine’s Day.

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Valentine’s Day Craft: Beaded Heart Decoration with Mini Bowdabra Bow

 

Tutorial by Bowdabra Designer Sarah

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