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How To Make An Adorable Patriotic Ribbon Bow Wreath

Create an adorable patriotic ribbon bow wreath for your red, white and blue celebrations. Show your patriotic pride on Flag Day with this beautiful red, white and blue patriotic ribbon bow wreath. It’s a great addition to your celebrations, proudly showing your patriotic spirit! And it’s so easy to make using your Mini Bowdabra!

This handmade wreath features patriotic colors in red, white and blue ribbon. It has nearly thirty yards of four loopy bows made with the Mini Bowdabra. Each 30 inch ribbon strip was cut and sealed using the Proxxon hot wire tool that cuts and seals ribbon at the same time. Since the bows are made with the Bowdabra, they are created quickly and attached with hot glue onto the Styrofoam wreath. The wreath has a bow wire loop in the back for easy hanging. You can, however, use the patriotic ribbon bow wreath as a decorative accent table piece. The finished size is sixteen inches in diameter.

This charming red, white and blue ribbon bow wreath is the perfect way to show your patriotic spirit this coming Flag Day or any patriotic celebration throughout the year. And it’s also perfect for use in a nautical theme setting!

bowmaker craft tool

You will need:

10 yd rolls of Grosgrain Ribbon (Red, White, Blue)
Mini Bowdabra, Measuring Tool, Bow Wire, and Wand
12 inch Smoothfoam Wreath
Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter
Scissors/ruler/lighter
Hot Glue Gun/Glue Sticks

bow ruler and wand

Patriotic Ribbon Bow Wreath

Begin by cutting 30 inch strips of ribbon using your Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter. You can also measure and cut out 30″ strips and seal with the flame of a lighter. Eleven  strips of each red, white and blue color ribbon were cut out for this size wreath.

bow cutter
Next, pinch the end of a ribbon strip, starting with red and press into the Mini Bowdabra.

Bow making tool
Fold ribbon at the 3 inch mark, making a loop, creasing the ribbon down into the Mini Bowdabra.

bowdabra bow maker
Fold the other side for a loop at the 3 inch mark.

How to make a bow
Make another loop at an angle at the 3 inch mark.

Ribbon bow making tool
And then do the same on the opposite side for a total of four loops.
Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand.

Ribbon Bow making tool
While the bow is still in, thread the bow wire loose ends through the loop, pulling tightly, gently removing and tying wire at the back into two knots.

Bow making tutorial
Fluff all the loops and then cut off excess wire and hot glue bow onto the Smoothfoam wreath.

Patriotic Ribbon Bow
Continue making the four loop bows, alternating colors of red, white and blue and hot gluing in place on the foam wreath.

Patriotic Ribbon Bow Wreath
A total of thirty-three bows were glued on the smoothfoam wreath. The gold bow wire was hidden with the end strip on the bow  for a uniform color look.Ribbon Bow Wreath
Now you can proudly show off your red, white and blue spirit at your next Flag Day or Patriotic Celebrations!

Adorable Patriotic Ribbon Bow Wreath

Learn more about Gail,  the designer of this awesome project at her blog Purple Hues and Me, Pinterest, Facebook and more.  And be sure and come back to Bowdabra blog each week for more easy and fun tutorials, videos, and recipes1

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6 thoughts on “How To Make An Adorable Patriotic Ribbon Bow Wreath

  • Sandra Garth

    This looks very high end and the Bowmaker seems like a great tool to have. A beautiful wreath made from bows would be great for any holiday. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, and I hope your week is going great.

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