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Last Minute Bow for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day cards whether made or store bought should have a bow on them somewhere.  Don’t you think?  Why not add a simple and fun spiky bow!  Use scrap ribbon and curling ribbon along with some small florals to make this last minute Valentine’s Day Bow.

DIY bow making for valentine

Materials needed:

Instructions:

1. Begin by gathering all the supplies need to make this bow.  Cut 12″ of Bowdabra Bow Wire fold the wire in half and place it into the Mini Bowdabra.  Begin to place pieces of scrap ribbon on top.

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2. Next, place the ribbon and fold and twist to create a loop with tails.

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Last Minute Bow for Valentine’s Day

 

3. Fold and twist another ribbon.

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Last Minute Bow for Valentine’s Day

 

4. Add loops of curling ribbon.

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Last Minute Bow for Valentine’s Day

 

5. Gather some silk flowers.

Last Minute Bow for Valentine's Day

Last Minute Bow for Valentine’s Day

 

6. Fold some tulle several times. Use a hole punch to cut some large circles of tulle.

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Last Minute Bow for Valentine’s Day

 

7. Place it all into the Mini Bowdabra.

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Last Minute Bow for Valentine’s Day

 

8. Scrunch the bow down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand.  Thread the two tail ends of the wire though the loop.

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Last Minute Bow for Valentine’s Day

 

9. Pull the wire tightly.  Remove the bow and knot it on the back of the bow.

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Last Minute Bow for Valentine’s Day

 

10. Cut the curling ribbon loops.

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Last Minute Bow for Valentine’s Day

 

11. Dovetail the ends of the ribbon.

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Last Minute Bow for Valentine’s Day

 

12. Use a pencil to create fun ringlets with the remaining Bowdabra Bow Wire.

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Last Minute Bow for Valentine’s Day

 

13. Glue your finish bow to the your Valentine’s Day Card envelope.

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Last Minute Bow for Valentine’s Day

 

Tutorial by Designer Tricia Nave

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