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How to Create 7 Elegant Hair Bows In Minutes without Sewing

Make amazingly elegant hair bows and headband bows with the world’s easiest bowmaker the Bowdabra. Sandy Sandler, the creator of the Bowdabra, makes 7 super quick and astonishingly easy hair bows in just 30 minutes – using an assortment of ribbons, trims, charms, tulle and all kinds of ribbon scraps you find lying around the house.

SIMPLE NO SEW ELEGANT HAIR BOWS

The first step in almost any bow making is always placing the Bowdabra bow wire in the Bowdabra, folded in half and with its ends tucked underneath, out of the way. Sandy starts with laying a piece of silver trim in the Mini Bowdabra and adds three pieces of ribbon leaves 5” long and 1.5” wide over it. She further adds another three pieces of 3” long and 1.5” wide pink ribbon petals that have pearly edges to the arrangement before scrunching everything in with the Bowdabra wand. Tied up with the Bowdabra bow wire the elegant hair bow takes shape which can be attached to a ponytail hover or used as a beautiful wristband.

HAIR BOW making ideas

SIMPLE NO SEW HAIR BOW

SUPER SIMPLE RED AND BLUE HEADBAND BOW

In the next tutorial, Sandy creates a simple yet elegant headband bow. Sandy uses the Bowdabra Hairbow Tool and Ruler to ensure that the ribbon pieces are placed in exact sizes. She places a rusty red dovetailed ribbon and adds a blue patterned dove-tailed ribbon over it, folded at the center with its ends tucked inside. Placing another 1.75” blue ribbon over the dove-tailed ribbon in Bowdabra, she adds a third blue ribbon piece and scrunches it all in with the Bowdabra wand. She ties up the arrangement with the Bowdabra bow wire and shapes it out into a creative bow, that can be attached to a hair clip or a headband.

RED AND BLUE HEADBAND BOW

SUPER SIMPLE RED AND BLUE HEADBAND BOW

SUPER SIMPLE BLUE AND RED FUN BOW

Sandy inserts the Bowdabra bow wire through a ‘Love’ charm pendant in places it in the Mini Bowdabra. She scrunches in a 23” long and 3” wide silver ribbon in the Mini Bowdabra tool over which she adds four alternate strips of 2.5” long and 0.25” wide blue and red ribbons; two red and two blue. On it, she places a slice of Bowdabra Rhinestone Silver Mesh and scrunches it all down with the Bowdabra wand. Sandy ties up the super simple yet striking bow with the Bowdabra bow wire with the elegant ‘Love’ charm pendant dangling above the bow.

Elegant Hair Bows without Sewing

SUPER SIMPLE BLUE AND RED FUN BOW

SIMPLE NO SEW FLOWER BOW

Sandy next folds the Bowdabra bow wire in half and inserts it beneath the mini Bowdabra tool. She scrunches a 9” long x 1.5” wide blue ribbon in the tool and places another piece of 11” long blue ribbon above it. Next, she inserts the ribbon from both ends forming a loop and over it adds a 2.5” x 15” long translucent ribbon. She tops it up with pieces of purple korker ribbons. Lastly, she places a ribbon flower over it and scrunches everything with the Bowdabra wand before tying up the bow with the Bowdabra bow wire. These beautiful elegant hair bows can be tied to a ponytail holder.

How to make FLOWER BOW

SIMPLE NO SEW FLOWER BOW

RHINESTONE FUN BOW

Sandy places a blue ribbon in the mini Bowdabra tool and makes two loops. She then inserts a pink ribbon folded in the shape of X and places it above the blue ribbon. She further adds two slices of Bowdabra Silver Rhinestone Mesh ribbon (13 units long and 2 units wide) over and scrunches it all with the Bowdabra wand. Tied up with the Bowdabra bow wire, it makes a charming, glittering little bow.

RHINESTONE FUN BOW making ideas

RHINESTONE FUN BOW

SIMPLE NO SEW TULLE HAIR BOW

In this tutorial, Sandy uses the big Bowdabra instead of the Mini. Then, she puts Bowdabra bow wire around the tool and inserts a 15” long x 4” wide scrap tulle. She places blue ribbon shaped like an X over the tulle with two protruding loops. She further adds another piece of scrap tulle and finishes the bow by spraying some korker ribbons over the arrangement. Tied up with the bow with Bowdabra Bow wire and shaped out, it makes a pretty and super simple hair bow that can be tied to a ponytail holder or hairclip.

How to make TULLE HAIR BOW

SIMPLE NO SEW TULLE HAIR BOW

SIMPLE AND BEAUTIFUL ORANGE BOW

After tying the Bowdabra bow wire around the mini Bowdabra tool, Sandy places two wired orange ribbon pieces in it, one is 10” long and 0.5” wide and another one is 10” long and 1” wide. She inserts the ribbons making loops in them. Afterward, she inserts two more pieces of 4.5” long orange ribbons making similar loops like the previous ribbons. She adds a korker ribbon above it and scrunches everything down with the Bowdabra wand. Shaped out, this lovely orange bow can be further embellished with a gemstone for an elegant look.

DIY Bow Making Ideas

SIMPLE AND BEAUTIFUL ORANGE BOW

HELPFUL TIPS

Keep these ready when you watch this video to start making awesome fun projects and bows in minutes:
Large Bowdabra
• Mini Bowdabra
* Bowdabra Hair Bow Tool and Ruler
• Bowdabra wire
• Tulle
• Assorted ribbon pieces
• Web luminescent ribbon
• Patterned ribbon in various lengths
• Few Rhinestone ribbon stripes
• Various printed ribbons
• Wired ribbon in pink and green color

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2 thoughts on “How to Create 7 Elegant Hair Bows In Minutes without Sewing

  • Joy Whitaker

    This is the most amazing tool for making bows! I just finished the DVD and am so excited to use this to create amazing bows that I can use in my Event Planning business. The ability to create unusual and beautiful items will make me stand out above all the others. I realized immediately that the possibilities are ENDLESS!

    1. Bowdabra Post author

      Joy,
      thank you so much for the kind words!! I love that you enjoy the bowdabra!! Hope you will join me on our Facebook lives at facebook.com/bowdabra on Monday’s at 7pm EST. warmest, sandy sandler

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