Make a Coordinated Scrunchy Ribbon using the Bowdabra with Pictures

Crafts in this PostRibbon using the Bowdabra with Pictures

I love making really nice looking bows, both for gifts, and to go in my hair. I like to coordinate ribbons with my outfits, but either can’t find the right color, or don’t want to spend the money on something I can make better at home. You don’t have to spend a whole lot of dough on ribbons. Hit the craft stores a month or so before a holiday or right after a holiday to get good prices, or visit your nearest dollar store that often has ribbons for cheap. Sometimes, fabric stores have remnants that can make good bows, too.

Bowdabra BlogI bought the wonderful tool, the Darice Mini Bowdabra Bow Maker at my local Michael’s a few years ago, and it has been a star of my crafting arsenal, along with my hot glue gun, ever since. I bought the ribbon at my local Dollar King in their craft department. This bow was featured on August 9, 2013 Bodabra’s Feature Friday blog. How great is that?

I was used the bow to make Back to School Teacher Gifts. Come see how our Back to School Teacher Gifts came out. I also baked some Mocha Butterscotch Chip Cookies to put in the gift bag. Oh, the joy of kids going back to school!

Craft: Scrunchy Bow

Supplies

  • Bowdabra Craft Tool
  • Blue ribbon
  • Yellow tie off ribbon
  • Trinket
  • Florist Wire

Instructions

  1. Make sure you have all your supplies handy before you start.
    Ribbon Mis en Place

    Ribbon Mis en Place

  2. Cut 12 inches of the yellow tie off ribbon and lay it horizontally in the Bowdabra.
    Tye Off RIbbon

    Tye Off RIbbon

  3. Lay a small part of the blue ribbon across over the yellow ribbon
    Begin Loop

    Begin Loop

  4. Make a loop and put the part on the other side, sliding it down so it is in the Bowdabra.
    First Loop

    First Loop

  5. Make another loop toward the other side. Continue doing this until the Bowdabra is almost full
    Almost full

    Almost Full

  6. Use the wand to push the bow down.
    Use wand to scrunch down

    Use wand to scrunch down

  7. Now, remove the wand and bring the yellow ribbon up and tie off the bow. Don’t do it too tightly, because you still need to get the box out of the Bowdabra.
    Tie off

    Tie off

  8. Remove the ribbon from the Bowdabra by lifting it out and tie it securely.
    Ribbon Out of Bowdabra

    Ribbon Out of Bowdabra

  9. Take the ribbon in your hands and fluff out the ribbon, and make it symmetrical.
    Fluffed Ribbon

    Fluffed Ribbon

  10. Now tie the yellow ribbon in the back of the ribbon tightly to secure it.
    Back of Ribbon

    Back of Ribbon

  11. At this point you can add a trinket. I put my horse in the front of the ribbon.
    Horse Trinket

    Horse Trinket

  12. I then tied the ribbon around its neck.
    Ribbon around the horse's neck

    Ribbon around the horse’s neck

  13. Then I made a bow with the remaining yellow ribbon for the finished product.
    Finished Ribbon

    Finished Ribbon

  14. When I want to attach it to the gift bag, I will tie some silver florist wire to it and secure it that way.
    Ribbon with Bag

    Ribbon with Bag

Ribbons

Ribbons

Variations

Of course, you can use any colors of ribbon you want to use. To make a scrunchy type of ribbon, however, you should not use a heavy weight ribbon.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Number of ribbons (yield): 1

Crafting tradition: USA (Traditional)

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Craft by Adrienne Boswell.
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