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How to make easy Bowdabra wedding table centerpiece favors

If you are looking for an easy way to decorate for your wedding try these dual-purpose wedding table centerpiece favors!  Add these pretty flowers to a pretty vase in a take-home vial for a great remembrance of your wedding day.   You can even add the name and date with permanent paint marker on the flower vial!

wedding table centerpiece favors

Bowdabra wedding table centerpiece favors

Updated June 2018

Materials:

Silver and gold curling ribbon

Mini Bowdabra with hair bow tool and ruler attachment

Bowdabra bow wire

Elastic band

Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks

Tube vials filled with confetti, rice, candies or beads

Glass party bowl or a pretty vase

22 gauge wire

 

Instructions:

First, begin by placing the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra. Cut 18″ of Bowdabra Bow Wire fold it in half and place it into the Mini Bowdabra.

wedding table centerpiece favors

Next, place the elastic band around the ruler before the 2″ mark.

wedding table centerpiece favors

Now, place the curling ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra. Place the ribbon shiny side up at the 1″ mark. Helpful Hints: You want the outside of the curling ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra.

wedding table centerpiece favors

Next, fold the curling ribbon and crease it at the 2″ mark. Fold the ribbon and hold it in place with the elastic band.

wedding table centerpiece favors

Continue folding the ribbon and placing it under the elastic. One side should be folded at the 1″ mark the other to not exceed the 2.25″ mark. Fold the ribbon 14 times and then cut the curling ribbon from the spool.

wedding table centerpiece favors

Add the silver ribbon

Next, place the silver ribbon shiny side up at the 1″ mark. Fold the press at the 2.25″ mark. Hold the ribbon in place with the elastic band.

wedding table centerpiece favors

Fold the ribbon 28 times at the 2.25″ mark and the 1″ mark. Trim away excess ribbon.

wedding table centerpiece favors

Fold the ribbon 14 times and cut the curling ribbon.

wedding table centerpiece favors

Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand. While the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra, then, thread the two loose ends of the Mini Bowdabra Bow Wire through the loop at the other end.

wedding table centerpiece favors

wedding table centerpiece favors

Pull the Bowdabra Bow Wire tightly while the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra.

wedding table centerpiece favors

Gently pull the bow out of the Mini Bowdabra. Separate the two loose ends of the Bowdabra Bow Wire and bring them around to the back. Position the curling ribbon so that the gold is around the edges and the silver is inside.

wedding table centerpiece favors

Knot the Bowdabra Bow Wire and trim away excess. Place the hot glue on the inside of the 1″ curling ribbon and hot glue it all together. Hot glue additional curling ribbon around the end to hide the Bowdabra Bow Wire and hold it all together.

wedding table centerpiece favors

Start first around the edges. Take each curling ribbon petal and open it up and twist once. Twist each petal around the edges and then work toward the center petals.

wedding table centerpiece favors

Make several flowers to fill the vase

Make several flowers, reverse the colors and place gold on the inside and silver on the outside. To make a few slightly larger flowers start at the 2.25″ mark and don’t exceed 2.5″.

wedding table centerpiece favors

Place confetti, rice, candies, or beads into plastic tubes. Attach charms to the tubes and place them into a glass bowl. Helpful Hints: Plastic tubes come in a variety of sizes. Choose the size that best fits the glass bowl and the number of curling ribbon flowers you need to make.

Place curling ribbon flowers into the tubes. To keep the flowers strongly in place add 22-gauge wire to the flowers. Twist the wire around the stems.

wedding table centerpiece favors

Make enough curling ribbon flowers to be placed on all the tables. Use different colored curling ribbons to match your wedding’s color scheme.

wedding table centerpiece favors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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