Bowdabra Bow Maker Tutorial--Scrap Fabric Wreath

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Celebrate earth with this
eco-friendly (reuse, recycle, re-purpose) home decor project.

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I recently made a trip to my local goodwill and bought a twin bed-sheet and a wire wreath form, for $3.98.   I instantly fell in love with the twin sheet and knew that the fabric would make an amazing scrap cloth wreath!  I specifically chose a fabric that had print on both sides so my wreath would be uniform in color.  I have seen cloth wreaths tutorials by other crafters and the fabric is usually cut very thin – I decided I would cut mine 3″ wide for a more chunky look.   I am real happy with the results.  I hope you enjoy my scrap fabric wreath tutorial with Bowdabra bow!

Materials Needed:

  • Floral Twin Bed Sheet (printed on both sides)
  • Wire Wreath Form
  • Quilting Mat (optional)
  • Rotary Cutter (optional)
  • Bowdabra
  • Bowdabra Bow Wire
  • Poly Satin 1 3/8″ wide Tan Ribbon
  • Poly Satin 7/8″ wide Mauve Ribbon
  • Poly Satin 1″ wide Green Ribbon
  • Silk Flowers

Instructions:

1. Begin with a twin bed-sheet and wire wreath form.  I used the entire twin bed-sheet to make the wreath (it was amazing that I had exactly the right amount of fabric).

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2. Using a quilting mat and rotary cutter I cut the bed-sheet into 3″ x 7″ strips.

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3. Tie each strip of fabric onto the wreath.  I just tied the fabric once and I placed strips of fabric on each rung of the wreath.

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4. Continue tying strips of fabric onto the wreath.

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5. Cover the entire wreath form with fabric.

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6. Use the Bowdabra to make a bow for your scrap fabric wreath.  Gather all the materials you will need.

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7. Cut 18″ of Bowdabra Bow Wire, fold the wire in half and place it into the Bowdabra.

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8. Cut tails for the bow and place the ribbon into the Bowdabra.

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9. To make your first loop press the ribbon end into the Bowdabra.

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10. Fold and press the ribbon to make your first loop.

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11. Continue making loops, until you have as many as you like.

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12. Cut some ribbon sprays.  Add a decorative cut to the end – fold the ribbon, fold it again, and cut at an angle.

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13. Finish with additional loops. (Add silk flower in Bowdabra or tie it on at the end.)

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14. Scrunch down with the Bowdabra Bow Wand.

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15. Thread the two Bowdabra Bow Wire pieces through the loop.  Pull the wire tightly.

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16. Remove the bow and bring the wire around to the back of the bow and tie it tightly.

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17. Fluff the bow and tie the silk flower to the center of the bow.

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18. Use the remaining wire to tie the bow to the wreath.

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19. Your scrap fabric wreath with Bowdabra bow is ready to be showcased!  Hard to believe that it cost so little to make!

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