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How to Make a Dazzling Valentine Hair Bow

Show your Valentine spirit with a hair bow made specially for the occasion. The Mini Bowdabra® Bow Making & Design Tool makes it easy to create a Valentine hair bow.Valentine Hair Bow

Supplies for the Valentine Hair BowHow to Make a Dazzling Valentine Hair Bow

  • Mini Bowdabra
  • Two 5″ lengths of solid color 1″ satin ribbon
  • Two 10″ lengths of solid color 1″ satin ribbon
  • Two 8″ lengths of patterned 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon
  • One 5″ length of patterned 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon
  • Two 18″ lengths of Bowdabra bow wire
  • Strong adhesive or hot glue
  • Hair clip

Instructions for Making the Valentine Hair Bow

  1. Cut ribbons to appropriate lengths.
  2. Cut dovetail ends on the 5″ lengths of satin ribbon by folding the ribbon in half lengthwise and cutting away the tip at an angle. Quickly pass all ribbon ends through a flame to seal the ends.Valentine's Day Gifts Ideas for Her
  3. Fold the Bowdabra bow wire in half and place in the Mini Bowdabra. You can tuck the wire ends under the Mini Bowdabra so they are out of the way.Valentine's Day Gifts Ideas with Bowdabra tool
  4. Place one of the 5″ lengths of satin ribbon in the Mini Bowdabra.How to make a bow
  5. With the 10″ length of satin ribbon make a two loop bow. Place one end of the ribbon in the Mini Bowdabra. Bring the ribbon up and over the Mini Bowdabra, and put the second end in the Mini Bowdabra. Press the center of the loop into the Mini Bowdabra.Valentine Hair Bow ideas
  6. Repeat Step 5 with one of the 8″ lengths of patterned ribbon.Valentine Hair Bow tutorial
  7. Compress the ribbons with the Mini Bowdabra wand.Valentine Hair Bow step by step
  8. With the ribbons still in the Bowdabra, pass the ends of the bow wire through the loop, and tighten.How to make an easy dazzling Valentine hair bow
  9. Tie a secure knot on the reverse side of the bow. Leave the wire ends long.Mini Bowdabra Bow Making tool
  10. Make a second bow following Steps 4 through 9.
  11. Hold the bows side by side, and cross the pairs of wires on top of the bow. Bring the pairs of wire ends to the back side of the bow, and tie with a secure knot.Valentine's gifts ideas

     Finishing your bow

  12. Put a dab of strong adhesive (I prefer E-6000) on the back of the bow, and attach one end of the 5″ length of patterned ribbon. Clamp in place under the adhesive is dry.Valentine Hair Bow ideas 2019
  13. Lay the open hair clip on the back of the bow. Pass the patterned ribbon through the hair clip, and glue and clamp the second end in place. When the adhesive is dry, trim excess patterned ribbon.
  14. Enjoy your Valentine Hair Bow!!Make Valentine Hair Bow for gifts
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