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Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

Celebrate Mardi Gras with this fun and festive crown fascinator and Bowdabra Bow.  Create a wire crown and attach it to a ribbon bow.  The bow easily be worn on headband or an alligator clip.

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Materials Needed:

  • 20 Gauge Wire
  • Gold Key Ring
  • Jewelry Tools
  • 36″ of 1.5″ wide Satin Ribbon
  • Headband or Alligator Clip
  • Small Piece of Garland
  • Mini Bowdabra
  • Hair Bow Tool & Ruler
  • Bowdabra Bow Wire

Instructions:

1. Begin with a key ring and 20 gauge wire.

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

 

2. Wrap the wire around the key ring leaving some spaces in-between.

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

 

3. Cut strands of wire for the crown’s points.  Wrap the ends around the key rings.

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

 

4. Wrap wire around the points for stability.

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

 

5. Gather supplies to make the bow – the crown will be placed in the center.

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

 

6. Place the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra.  Cut 18″ of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold it in half.  Place the wire into the Mini Bowdabra.

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

 

7. Cut 36″ of 1.5″ wide ribbon, fold the ribbon in half to make a crease.  At the crease mark press the ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra.

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

 

8. Fold the ribbon to make your first loop at the 2″ mark.

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

 

9. Fold the ribbon to make a matching loop on the other side.

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

 

10. Fold another two loops.

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

 

11. Fold a final two loops, tails should now be facing down.

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

 

12. Add a small piece of garland to the center of the bow.  Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand.

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

 

13. Take the two tail ends and thread the wire through the loop.

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

 

14. Pull the wire tightly.  Remove the bow from the Mini Bowdabra and knot it on the back of the bow.

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

 

15. Fluff the bow.

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

 

16. Use the Bowdabra Bow Wire to tie the wire crown to the center of the bow.  Then tie the bow to a headband.

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

 

17. Your festive Mardi Gras hair bow is ready to be worn.

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

 

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

Mardi Gras Crown Fascinator with Bowdabra Bow

 

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