How to Make an Ordinary Holiday Decoration Pop

Holiday time is decorating time!! Make this ordinary craft store ornament blank really pop with a spectacular Bowdabra bow.How to Make an Ordinary Holiday Decoration Pop

Supplies for Holiday Decor Piece

Instructions for Making the Bow

  1. Cut the ends of the ribbon to a point 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.
  2. Fold the bow wire in half and put in the Bowdabra. Tuck the ends of the wire under the Bowdabra to keep they out of the way.Bowdabra tool
  3. Place the center of the 12″ length of ribbon in the Bowdabra face up.Holiday Decor Ideas
  4. Place the end of the 45″ length of ribbon in the Bowdabra face down.
  5. Make a three-loop fold-and-twist bow with the 54″ length of ribbon. Each loop should be approximately 3″.How to make a bow
  6. Compress the ribbon with the Bowdabra Wand.Bow making ideas
  7. With the ribbons still in the Bowdabra, pass the wire ends through the loop and tighten. Tie a secure knot. Bring the wire ends to the back side of the bow and tie a second knot. Leave the wire ends long to attach the bow to the ornament blank.Bow making tutorial
  8. Fluff the bow.Bowdabra bow making tool
  9. Attach the the ornament blank.

You can add a design to the front of your ornament blank, if desired. The Crafty Christmas collection from The Hungry JPEG has lots of appropriate graphics.perfect holiday decoration pop

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