Saturday, December 8, 2018

Bowdabra How To Make a Poinsettia Bow

This post first appeared on Bowdabablog where I'm on the design team. I've gotten so many inquiries I though I would re-post!
How To Make a Poinsettia Bow

Materials Needed:
2.5" Ribbon
Scissors/Ruler
Bowdabra
Bowdabra Bow Wire
Bowdabra Wand
Double End Berries

Cut a strip of Bowdabra Bow Wire 18" long and place into the Bowdabra, tucking ends under.
  • Next, cut 5 strips of ribbon, 8 inches long.

  • Group all five strips together, and on one side end, cut off at an angle to center.

  • Repeat for opposite side to make a point.
  • Repeat on the opposite end, so you have two pointed ends on each of the five strips.


  • Take one strip and make a fold crease in the center and .  .  .
  • fold down sides from the crease.
This is called a double down crease.

  • Hold crease and place down into the Bowdabra.

  • Repeat for each of the remaining four ribbon pieces, spreading each one apart. 



  • Scrunch down using the Bowdabra wand.

  • While the bow is still in the Bowdabra, push the loose end of the bow wire into the loop at the other end, pulling tightly and gently removing.

  • Take the wires around to the back, tying in a knot and cutting off excess.

  • Wrap double end berries around the center for a lovely effect. Fluff and arrange the poinsettia bow.  Attach to wrapped package or use in home décor or add a pin for clothing!





Happy Holiday Crafting!

3 comments:

  1. Oh boy this makes me want to try a Bowdabra! Those are really fabulous and would surely impress someone that would receive them on the gift.

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  2. Oh WOW Gail. That's fantabulous. Absolutely love how your poinsettia bow turned out. Imagine making a few and using it as a floral arrangement all year round. They're one of my favorite flowers too. Just wish I could grow them. Okay that's not quite true, we do have one in the garden but she's all leggy and scraggly and makes maybe three flowers a year. Maybe she needs a trim

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  3. I love your poinsettia bow! I'm going to use it as one of my features for the Happy Holiday link party!

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