Making Perfect Bows for Ornaments with Bowdabra

One of the most important aspects of crafting is learning how to make a great bow.  Recently, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with Bowdabra and got to play with the Bowdabra and the Mini Bowdabra.  I am going to share with you how to make perfect bows for ornaments using their tools! Watch out for that Southern accent, I’ve even included a video tutorial!

Perfect Ornament Bows

I can’t tell you how many people have asked me to make bows for them.  They truly don’t believe me when I tell them that it is easy… but it is!  Most people just don’t have the right tools at their disposal.  The Bowdabra can help you make bows for tree t0ppers, garlands, wreaths, and more.  I am going to show you how the Mini Bowdabra is the perfect tool for making smaller bows for ornaments.  The best part… you can pick up these tools at most craft retailers, such as Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, Michaels, and AC Moore.  They are not expensive, either!

bows for ornaments

A bow can instantly transform an ornament from a clear sphere of gum balls to an adorable little creation packed with style and fun.

Let’s watch a video of how I made this very bow…


I hope the video helped you see that making bows is actually pretty easy!  Now go make some pretty ornaments!


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Trish Flake

Author/Co-Owner at Uncommon Designs
Hey y'all! I am Trish and one half of the creative team at Uncommon Designs. I adore party planning, holiday celebrations, and all things crafty! I am so excited to share my creative adventures with you!

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  1. Just found your blog! Fun ideas! I am a new follower…would love if you could follow back if you get the chance

  2. Stopping by from Uncommon link party. These bows are so cool, I need to get one of these!

  3. How fun is that?! I love it!! I have two little nieces that are crazy for big hair bows – I’d love to have something like this to make them super fast!

  4. I just got one of these myself — can’t wait to try it out!

  5. Love it! My bows always look kind of wonky!

  6. I’m terrible at making bows so I totally love that … have to check my store to see if I can find one!

  7. Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing. I’m hosting a pillow covers giveaway that you should enter.

  8. Okay, now that is nifty. I want one now :)

  9. We LOVE your Perfect Bows for Ornaments! Thank you for sharing this tutorial on your blog. We love how others ask you to make bows for them! Keep on creating. We will be sharing your post on our Social Media Channels

    If you create anything else with the Bowdabra or Mini Bowdabra be sure to let us know and we will promote your project.

    Have a great weekend, Susie @Bowdavra

  10. Such a great tool!

  11. I MUST try this! :) Thanks for the video too – very helpful!

  12. Wow – what a fun way to make pretty bows! Great tute and video!

  13. Sweet! Very cool.

  14. Pat Dought says:

    I love the red and white stripes! Bowdabra has saved my hands from being cramped up for days!

  15. Love this ornament – the gum is awesome and the bow is gorgeous! Just wanted to let you know I featured your post in my roundup of glass ornament crafts here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

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