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How To Dress Up a Tired Throw Pillow for the Holidays

Dress up a tired throw pillow by adding a spectacular bow to brighten your home decor with a holiday throw pillow.Dress Up a Tired Throw Pillow for the Holidays

Supplies for Holiday Throw PillowBowdabra Supplies for Holiday Pillow

The following lengths are for a 16″ x 16″ pillow. Adjust according to your pillow size.

Instructions for Holiday Throw Pillow

  1. Cut wire and ribbons into appropriate lengths. Quickly pass the ribbon ends through a flame to seal the ends.
  2. Fold the 18″ length of Bowdabra bow wire in half and place in the Bowdabra. You can tuck the ends under the Bowdabra so they are out of the way.Bowdabra Bow Making and Design Tool
  3. Fold 30″ length of ribbon in half to find the center.Bowdabra Ribbons for Crafts
  4. Pleat the center of the ribbon with fan fold pleats. Place in the Bowdabra with the right side of the ribbon facing down.Holiday crafts idea
  5. Pleat one end of the ribbon, bring to the center and place in the Bowdabra with the right side of the ribbon facing up.How to make a bow with Bowdabra
  6. Pleat the second end of the ribbon, bring to the center and place in the Bowdabra.
  7. Compress the ribbons in the Bowdabra with the Bowdabra wand.Mini bowdabra bow making tool
  8. With the ribbons still in the Bowdabra, pass the ends of the bow wire through the loop, and tighten.Ribbon for crafts making idea
  9. Tie a secure knot on the top side of the bow—the side where you see the raw ends of the ribbon. Leave the wire ends long.How to make a bow with ribbon
  10. Tie the 36″ length of bow wire around the center of the throw pillow, cinching it tightly to give the pillow a “waist.” Leave the wire ends long.Pillow Crafts for Home Decor
  11. Wrap the 18″ length of ribbon around the pillow with the ends meeting at the knot in the bow wire. Overlap the ribbon ends and secure in place by tying a knot with the wire ends. Trim the ends of the bow wire.Tie pillow with bowdabra Ribbon
  12. Secure the bow by passing one of the wire ends under the ribbon belt, and tying with a secure knot. Trim the wire ends.Tie Bow to Pillow Ribbon

Finishing your holiday throw pillow

  1. Fluff the bow, and add a large, sparkly brooch to the center of the bow.Bowdabra Home Decor Crafts
  2. Enjoy your holiday throw pillow.Bowdabra Home Decor - Holiday Throw Pillow

If you are looking for a quick and easy gift this holiday try this adorable lollipop bouquet.

Holiday Crafts with Bowdabra - lollipop bouquet.

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