Patriotic Bow Maker Wands

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Patriotic Bow Maker Wands

Independence Day is quickly approaching. Help the little ones resist the temptation to get close to anything that snap, crackles, or pops by creating a safe alternative. Patriotic Bow Maker wands are a fun and easy craft for any age.

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Clover’s Bow Makers are available in three sizes: Small, Medium, and Large. Each package includes three reusable templates.

8450 8451 8452The templates allow you to create three different types of bows: Triangle, 5-point star, and 7-point star.

 

 

 

Instructions for making Bow Maker Wands:

Wand

  • Large 7-point star Bow Maker
  • Medium 5-point star Bow Maker
  • 1 ¼ yard ribbon in ¾”-1” width
  • 1 yard ½” coordinating ribbon
  • Button of choice
  • 14” of 5/16” wooden dowel
  • Assorted coordinating paints and a brush
  • Needle and thread
  • Hot glue gun

Wand:

Cut your wooden dowel at approximately 14”.  Paint the dowel in coordinating colors to your ribbon using masking tape for the stripes.  Make two sets of bows using the large 7-point Bow Maker with your ¾”-1” ribbon.  Next, make two sets of 5-point stars with your medium Bow Maker using 1/” 2 coordinating ribbon.  Attach the large bow with the smaller bow on top using the button of your choice.  You should now have two identical sets of bows.  Using a hot glue gun, glue the backs sides of the large bows together with the wooden dowel in between to create a beautiful wand!

One thought on “Patriotic Bow Maker Wands

  1. Thanks for the fab tutorial! These look great and I will definitely be giving these a go. I might have to make some for Australia Day 🙂 Sasha

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