Valentine’s Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

Using the woven ribbon hearts we designed in the previous tutorial make a beautiful Mini Bowdabra hair bow. Add several layers of boutique style bows and finish the hair bow with stacked woven ribbon hearts

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Materials Needed:

  • Woven Ribbon Hearts (Tutorial Here)
  • 26″ of 1.5″ wide Grosgrain (for Boutique Bow with Tails)
  • Assorted Korker Ribbon
  • 26″ of 7/8″ wide Grosgrain (for Pointed Bows) x2
  • Hair Clip Lined with Ribbon
  • Mini Bowdabra
  • Hair Bow Tool & Ruler
  • Bowdabra Bow Wire
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Lighter or Clear Nail Polish to seal the ribbon

Instructions:

1. Begin with the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler on the Mini Bowdabra. Cut 18″ of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold the wire in half, place the wire into the Mini Bowdabra.

Valentine's Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

Valentine’s Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

 

2. To make the 5″ wide Boutique Bow with tails cut 26″ of ribbon. Fold the ribbon in half to create a crease.  At the crease mark press the ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra.

Valentine's Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

Valentine’s Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

 

3. Fold the ribbon in the Mini Bowdabra and leave the 2″ tails. For more information on making the the Boutique Bow with tails – please refer to the Interactive CD that accompanies the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler.

Valentine's Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

Valentine’s Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

 

4. Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand.

Valentine's Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

Valentine’s Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

 

5. Add korker ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra and scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand.

Valentine's Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

Valentine’s Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

 

6. To make the pointed bows use two pieces of same sized ribbon cut 26″ long.  Place the ends of the ribbon together in the Mini Bowdabra.

Valentine's Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

Valentine’s Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

 

7. Create a point with the ribbon at the 2.5″ mark.  Press the ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra.

Valentine's Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

Valentine’s Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

 

8. Continue creating points, a total of four.  Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand.

Valentine's Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

Valentine’s Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

 

9.  Thread the two tail ends of wire through the loop.  Pull the wire tightly.  Remove the bow and knot it in the back.

Valentine's Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

Valentine’s Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

 

10. Fluff the bow and separate the points.

Valentine's Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

Valentine’s Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

 

11. Use the Bowdabra Bow Wire to tie the clip onto the back of the bow.  Trim away excess wire.

Valentine's Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

Valentine’s Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

 

12. Glue a finishing ribbon around the center of the bow to hide the wire.

Valentine's Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

Valentine’s Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

 

13. Make several woven ribbon hearts. Begin to glue them to the center of the bow.

Valentine's Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

Valentine’s Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

 

14. Add a final heart to the center of the bow.

Valentine's Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

Valentine’s Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

 

15. Your Valentine hair clip is complete and ready to be worn.

Valentine's Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

Valentine’s Day Crafts: Mini Bowdabra Heart Hair Bow

 

Tutorial by Designer Sarah Forhan

DIY Woven Heart Hair Bow

 

DIY Woven Hearts Hair Bows

 

 

DIY Woven Hear Hair Bows Bowdabra Blog

 

 

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