DIY Christmas Tree Topper Bow/Large Bow With a Bowdabra Bow Maker

2 Materials
20 Minutes

The video in this post shows how to make a Christmas bow for a tree topper bow (or just a large bow) using wired ribbon and a Bowdabra bow maker. I do go slowly for this Bowdabra tutorial for people that have never used one before.

Supplies used:


Bowdabra wire - cut 24 inches


Pipecleaner (optional)

Wired ribbon - I used 2 different ribbons that were 2 1/2 inches wide each. Total of ribbon used was 414 inches or 11.5 yards. If you wanted to make the bow with just one type of ribbon, you'll need 2 rolls of 10 yard ribbon.

Breakdown of ribbon used:

203 inches of each ribbon was for the loops. I made 6 inch loops, and a total of 18 loops for the bow (9 of each ribbon)

49 inches of each ribbon for the 24 inch streamers. if you want longer streamers, don't forget to add in the extra inches to make up for the loss behind the bow loops.

The finished bow will measure about 12 inches across the loops, and 30 inches from the top of the loops to the bottom of the streamers.

Peacock ribbon is from

Gold ribbon is from

Peacock and Gold Bow
Suggested materials:
  • Bowdabra
  • Wired Ribbon
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  • Nancy Nancy on Mar 13, 2020

    Where do you get the bowdabra

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