Santa Bow Wreath/Wall Hanging

This is our favorite time of year as crafters. We have fun making what we love best and sharing our creations with everyone during this holiday season! My latest project is one of the cutest things I've ever made - A Santa Bow Wreath or Wall Hanging and it's so easy to make!
Materials needed:

1 1/2 yards of 5 1/2' wide ribbon

1/2 yard faux fur trim

18"x 12" sheet of black stiff felt

Glue/Hot glue gun


Boot pattern

Glitter stick-on foam sheet


Bowdabra, wire and wand
To begin, find a boot pattern online and save to Word. Adjust the size to line up with the width of the ribbon. Trace two boot patterns on cardboard (opposite facings), and glue them between two pieces of black stiff felt.
Fold a 24" piece of bow wire and place in the bowdabra. Insert an 18" piece of ribbon for the "santa legs."
Take the remaining yard of ribbon, folding the ends together with loops on both sides and insert into the bowdabra.
While all of the ribbon is still in, glue on faux fur trim to ends of the ribbon legs.
Next glue on the felt boots. It so easy to assemble this while everything is still in the Bowdabra. After scrunching down the ribbon, take the two loose wire ends and push them through the wire loop, pulling tightly, lifting out and tying the wire in a knot to the back of the bow.

The excess bow wire, looped and tied, will be used as a hanger.

Glue strips of cardboard in a V shape to the back to prevent the legs from moving.
And finally, cut out a 3" square of glitter foam sheet with a one inch square opening, adding a piece of black felt over the opening and gluing on top of the bow for the buckle.
This is just too cute!
Gail@Purple Hues and Me
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  • Carol Fruge Carol Fruge on Dec 03, 2015
    never heard of the BOWDABRA,,,,,,where do you find that and can it be done without it?

  • Sandra Gibson Sandra Gibson on Dec 03, 2015
    Couldn't you use two small Santa hats for the legs and glue the boots to them?

  • Shirley Shirley on Dec 10, 2016
    Approx., how tall is the Santa Bow Wall Hanging?

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