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How to make an elegant snowflake bow

Use the Bowdabra to make this elegant snowflake bow.  Add some extra sparkle with a snowflake charm on the front and sparkle wire edge ribbon.

You can use this elegant snowflake bow for a Holiday wedding, gift bows and even decorate a winter wreath.  The uses are endless.  So let’s get started.

elegant snowflake bow

Materials:

How to make an elegant snowflake bow

Bowdabra

Silver Bowdabra bow wire

Four 7-inch pieces of 1” white grosgrain ribbon

40” 1 ½” silver wire edge ribbon

Snowflake charm

Scissors

White stiffened felt (If you use as a hair bow use regular felt)

Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks

Iron and ironing board (optional) to help flatten the snowflake

Instructions:

 

  1. Gather your supplies. First, cut four 7-inch pieces of white grosgrain ribbon. Dovetail the ends of each piece. To dovetail fold each end in half and cut towards the fold.

elegant snowflake bow

  1. Next, cut a 20-inch piece of silver bow wire. Fold it in half and place it into the Bowdabra.  You will have a loop on one side and two loose wires on the other side, which will be your slipknot.

elegant snowflake bow

  1. Now, begin inserting the grosgrain ribbon into the Bowdabra, fanning them out as you go. Continue adding the ribbon until you have added all four.

elegant snowflake bow

elegant snowflake bow

elegant snowflake bow

  1. Next, cut a 40” (approx.) piece of 1 ½” piece of silver wire edge ribbon. Insert the end into the Bowdabra.  Make a loop on one side a little smaller than the tail of the grosgrain ribbon. Make a matching loop on the other side twisting as you insert it into the Bowdabra.  Continue making loops till you have four on each side.

elegant snowflake bow

elegant snowflake bow

elegant snowflake bow

  1. Scrunch down with the Bowdabra wand.

elegant snowflake bow

Finishing your bow

  1. Insert the two loose wires through the loop and pull tight while the bow is still in the Bowdabra. Separate the wires and remove from the Bowdabra.  Turn to the back and tie a knot.  Then, tie a second knot. Clip the wires.

elegant snowflake bow

elegant snowflake bow

  1. Adjust the snowflake bow to a rounder shape. It is easier to work from the back, which will now be the front of the snowflake. Now carefully twist each of the wired ribbons and press down.  Bring the closest grosgrain ribbon end through the loop of the wired ribbon and press.

elegant snowflake bow

elegant snowflake bow

elegant snowflake bow

elegant snowflake bow

  1. Continue pulling all the grosgrain pieces through each loop adjusting the snowflake as you work around. You may want to use an iron to press the loops flatter.  When you have finished pulling all the grosgrain ribbon through the loops adjust your snowflake.

elegant snowflake bow

elegant snowflake bow

  1. Cut a round piece of felt and using a glue gun attach to the snowflake. (This was the front of the snowflake in the Bowdabra)

elegant snowflake bow

elegant snowflake bow

elegant snowflake bow

To finish, glue a large snowflake charm on the front. (Which was the back when in the Bowdabra) If you are using it as a hair bow or a brooch, attach an alligator clip or pin on the back. This very elegant snowflake bow even looks adorable as an ornament on the Christmas tree.

elegant snowflake bow

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