Courtesy of Darice®
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Approximate Time: 1 Hour
How to Make a Blue Ice Bow Headband
You'll feel fabulously frozen wearing this handmade Blue Ice Bow Headband! Any little girl would love to wear this icy accessory, and you can make it yourself with some metallic mesh, sparkly ribbon and a Bowdabra bow making machine.
Attach ribbon to dowel
Attach end of the 3/8" ribbon to end of a dowel rod using a spring clothespin.
Wrap dowel rod with ribbon
Wrap the dowel rod with ribbon to the opposite end. Hold it in place with another spring clothespin.
Heat ribbon on dowel
Using the heating tool, heat the ribbon on the dowel rod for a minute. Do not hold the tool too close to the ribbon, and be sure to continously move the heat tool.
Let ribbon cool
Allow the ribbon to cool on the dowel rod.
Slide the ribbon off of the dowel rod and cut it into approximately 8" lengths.
Place the Bowdabra wire into the Bowdabra.
Gather metallic mesh
Gather 1 yd. of metallic mesh down the center, into the Bowdabra.
Create 10 ribbon loops
Using 1 1/2 yds. of the Vichy metallic ribbon, create 10 loops on to of the metallic mesh in the Bowdabra.
Add ribbon curls
Add 6, 8" ribbon curls on top of the Vichy ribbon.
Compress & tie bow
Compress the bow and tie it together using Bowdabra wire.
Attach bow to headband
Attach the bow to the headband with the Bowdabra wire.