Thursday, May 22, 2014

Make Bows The Easy Way & A Giveaway

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On my last post I showed you the hydrangea wreath I made and the bow I added to it.

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I am horrible at making bows.  Luckily, the nice folks at Bowdabra sent me a bow maker to try out!  I followed the directions on the CD that came with the Bowdabra and proceeded to make a bow using some burlap ribbon.

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I am so pleased with the way it all turned out!  I especially love that I have a bow I can be proud of!  This made it so much easier for me.  Here are some other bows that I saw on their blog.

Decorated Holiday Cookie Tin | Bowdabra Blog

Easy Christmas Bow | Bowdabra Blog

Bow | Bowdabra Blog

Bowdabra has very generously and graciously agreed to give away another Bowdabra to one of my readers!  To enter to win your own Bowdabra:

Leave a comment telling me what you might make a bow for {i.e. wreath, gifts, etc.}.

You do not have to have a blog to enter, but you must leave me an email address in your comment so I have some way to contact you.  Giveaway will end on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at midnight EST, and the winner will be chosen via random.org.  Winner will have 48 hours to confirm or a new winner will be selected.

Christmas Gift Wrapping Bowdabra Spiky Bow | Bowdabra Blog

To learn more about the Bowdabra and easy projects you can create check out their Blog and social media channels: Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, Youtube and Twitter

I received a Bowdabra to use and review; all opinions are my own.

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40 comments:

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Fabulous ways to make bows! I'm not the best either at making them! Your bow looks great!

Brittany Ruth said...

Absolutely I'd use it to send a big fluffy bow gift to someone special!

Maria Elena said...

My kids bought me one last year and it is the best thing you can use to make bows. Love it!

Debra said...

I would use it to make bows for my Christmas tree! Your bows are great.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

wow, your bows are looking professional. Love the flowers. I've been growing a hydrangea bush for 2 years now. It keeps coming back so I'm happy because I have such a brown thumb.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How fun is this and what a nice thing to have.

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

Love to win one. I would put bows everywhere. On Wreaths, picture frames, on curtains, baskets.

Susanne Hefner said...

I would use it for all of the wedding decorations that I am making. I love your blog. Thank you so much for the giveaway.
robsuehefner@gmail.com

Okio B Designs said...

I'm the worst at bows too. =(

Jeanine

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

What a great invention! I would use it to make bows for wreaths and Christmas trees!

digi_scrap said...

I would use it to make bows for special gifts, and wreaths. Thanks for a chance to win! Love your hydrengea wreath!

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Good bows are hard to make! (Especially with burlap.) Yours looks great! xoKathleen

Dawn said...

I would use it to make bows for wreaths and Christmas decorations.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kathy, Your bow is beautiful. I saw this on TV some time back while flipping through channels and thought it looked interesting.
How wonderful you got to try it with great results.
Hugs

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

OMG I sooooooo need to win this! I am a horrible bow maker - even my daughter *(who is a great and talented crafter) gave up on me.

Your burlap bow is perfect. You must be ecstatic now you can make them!

Hrm, first thing would be to put one on MY hydranea wreath maybe? And on every gift forevermore.

Thank you to you and the bow peeps for this generous awesome giveaway!! (keeping my fingers crossed!)

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Ah-ha, so that's how you made that lovely bow! :D

Sandy Sandler said...

Way to go, Kathy! We love your tutorial using our Bowdabra. We are so impressed at your wreath and perfect bow! Good luck with your giveaway :)

Susie @Bowdabra

Karren Haller said...

Well now isnt that a fabulous way to make bows, I struggle every time. Beautiful!!
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Jann said...

I'd love to make pretty bows (something I'm not particularly talented at!) for gift boxes and to embellish artwork, such as altered book covers. It was fun to read your post, and your bow on the wreath is just lovely!

Stitchfork said...

Well that looks easy-peasy! And your burlap bow came out perfect!
xo

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What a fabulous item...oh my, I make bows for every occasion/holiday, gifts, wreaths and adding touches to decor...Great giveaway Kathy!!...Have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Jane said...

Oh my goodness! This is the best! I would love to win The Bowdabra so I could make beautiful bows for all my gifts and wreaths!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Kathy, your wreath is beautiful, and your bow turned out so pretty. I love to tie bows on everything. I'd love to use the Bowdabra to make bows for my wreaths, and even for centerpieces on the table. Thanks for the chance. laurie

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I'd love to win this! I am so terrible at making bows it's not funny. I'd definitely use it to make bows for my wreaths!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

What a great way to make a variety of bows - cool gadget!
Love your wreath!

Noreen said...

What a beautiful wreath! And the bows are all lovely, too.

Noreen at craftyjournal.com

Shelia said...

Hi Kathy! Oh, what beautiful bows this makes and yours is the prettiest! I'd probably love to make bows for a wreath too.
Oh, I felt for you as you told me the story of your move. It can be really hard, I know. Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cynthia said...

Kathy, I am so glad that I am not late for this fantastic giveaway. I would love this for helping with bows and what gorgeous ones you showed. The one you made is perfect. Hope I win!!!

Cynthia

Leslie said...

So pretty! I need to work on this. Your wreath is lovely.

leslie

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

I'm not very good at making bows myself, so I'd use mine to replace all the lousy bows I've made for seasonal decor. Which is quite a few!

Julia said...


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Sue said...

Your hydrangea wreath is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Hmmmmm - should I be the winner of the Bowdabra, I would use to to make bows for gift bags and/or gift boxes. I am always creating gifts and always looking for creative and beautiful ways to adorn. Thank you for the chance.
SuZeQ

Gloria Richards said...

I love making wreathes and there are so many other decorative projects that I take on that can use bows. This would be so handy to have and I am not the best bow maker and this would help sooo very much. :)

must love junk said...

I love your wreath and burlap bow! I'd probably make something like that :)
Susan

lynn said...

kathy, i've had this bow maker for years and use it on everything from scrapbook pages to xmas packages. and it's easy to use. the winner will love it:)

Jane said...

I would love to make a bow like what is on your wreath!

Linda said...

What a great giveaway. I am a follower . I would use the bow maker for my ladies Bible Study luncheons, door prizes ( wish I had it now; June 3 is luncheon and I just finished the door prize bags)and for at home for many decorating and gift use. Thank you duenml@comcast.net

Lori R. said...

I have a wreath just sitting waiting for me to put everything together. Part of the holdup is making the bow. This is great! I didn't know these were out there. lgryan3382@gmail.com

sweetsins said...

I would love to make bows for headbands...

Brenda Cau said...

I love bows

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