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Review: How to Use the EZ Bow Maker

If you struggle hand tying a bow, you might want to try the EZ Bow Maker. I pulled it out of the box and immediately started making professional bows to use in your wreaths or decor. Today we’re going to play with the EZ Bow Maker to learn how to make bows!
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In this video, learn to make different bows using the EZ bow maker.

Making bows is easy with the EZ Bow Maker! I’ll show you how to use it to make fun easy bows for your home projects. 

Supplies

EZ Bow Maker
Hammer or rubber mallet
Wired ribbon
Wire
Scissors
Wire Cutters
Hot Glue Pan
Glue Sticks

Steps for Using the EZ Bow Maker for Easy Bows

Step 1 – Setup EZ Bow Maker
Begin by setting up your EZ Bow Maker. Follow the instructions to hammer in the wooden dowels with a hammer or rubber mallet.

Step 2 – Make Bow Option 1

Unroll approximately 7 yards of wired ribbon. Then place a piece of wire across the EZ Bow Maker next to the middle wooden dowel.

Measure out an 8-inch tail and lay the ribbon on the EZ Bow Maker. Then measure out 5 inches for a loop and bring it back between the dowels while twisting the ribbon. Next measure out a loop on the other side and once again bring it back between the dowels and twist.

Once you have three 5 inch loops on each side, make four 4 inch loops on each side, once again twisting as you bring it back between the dowels.

Next, bring the wire to the front and lift the bow out of the bow maker.

Fluff and shape the bow loops and then twist the wire to tighten in the back.

Step 3 – Make Bow Option 2 (Funky Bow)
Measure and cut 30-32 inch ribbon strips.

Place piece of wire through the center of the EZ Bow Maker.

Lay out one ribbon strip through the center dowel, measure out 6 inches on one side to make a loop and twist through center dowel. Do the same with the next piece of ribbon on the other side.

Continue making ribbon loops with each ribbon strip rotating side to side. I used two of each style of ribbon, using the wider ribbon first, then finishing with the 1.5-inch wide ribbon.

Next, bring the wire to the front and lift the bow out of the bow maker.

Fluff and shape the bow loops and then twist the wire to tighten in the back.

Step 4 – Make Bow Option 3 (Mardi Gras Ribbon)
Thread a piece of wire through the center of the EZ Bow Maker.

Start with widest ribbon and thread through the middle dowel, making an 8-inch bow loop on one side. Thread back through the middle, twisting as you go, and make an 8-inch loop on the other side. Continue until you have three loops on each side. 

Next, change ribbons to one more narrow (I used gold) and make 6-inch loops as you go, following the same process as above.

Finish by using your narrowest ribbon (for mine it was purple) and make 4-inch loops as you go.

Next, bring the wire to the front and lift the bow out of the bow maker.

Fluff and shape the bow loops and then twist the wire to tighten in the back.

Step 5– Finishing Touches
To make any of your bows extra special, hot glue picks that fit your colors or theme between or inside bow loops.

Watch the video for making Wreath Bows with the EZ Bow Maker

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As you can see there are many different styles of bows you can make with the EZ Bow Maker. This tool should be especially helpful for those who find it difficult to hold the ribbon tightly in your hand while making your bow. Learn to hand tie more bows in this free video here.

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Happy Wreathing,

Julie

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16 Comments

  1. Dora B Melton on February 1, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Hi, Can I use mesh ribbon to make bows?

    • Julie Siomacco on February 6, 2019 at 3:49 pm

      Yes, but it’s a little trickier. Wired ribbon def works best if your newbie to bow making.

  2. Sandy Wood on February 1, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Where is the video ? All I got were instructions on how to make one ?

    • Julie Siomacco on February 6, 2019 at 3:48 pm

      In the bottom of this post.

  3. Dora B Melton on February 1, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Hi, I have a lot of regular ribbon could I use it on making bows?

    • Julie Siomacco on February 6, 2019 at 3:48 pm

      Wired is best

    • Denita Atkinson on July 2, 2019 at 4:10 am

      Dora it’s really not easy to use unwired ribbon to make bows. When you have wired ribbon you can manipulate the loop to do exactly what you want it to do or go exactly where you want it to go. When it’s not wired the loops just fall where they may.
      Hope this helps.
      Denita Atkinson

  4. JLank50222 on February 6, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Does Hobby Lobby keep the EZ now maker in stock?
    Thank hoj

    • Julie Siomacco on February 6, 2019 at 3:46 pm

      I’m not sure.

    • Denita Atkinson on July 2, 2019 at 4:11 am

      Yes usually they do.

  5. Veronica Fiorina on February 6, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Hi! I sent for the free video on making 9 bows and when I received the email I scrolled through them (they are really nice!) and then added them to my favorites to be able to refer to them later. When I went to the favorites section, the heading of “making 9 bows” shows up and when clicked, will go right back to your initial menu, where it wants me to send for the free video once more. Have I done something wrong? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    • Julie Siomacco on February 6, 2019 at 3:46 pm

      You may have saved the wrong link. You can submit for them again and it will be emailed to you again. Save the email also.

  6. Lynn on March 12, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    I got my first one years ago…can’t even remember how long but it came with a vhs tape for instruction!! Works great, bit of a learning curve, you can make huge bows on it! Once you get the hang of it you can add flowers, greenery, tinsel, etc. , it’s well worth the cost.

  7. Susan on September 16, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Hello, I just watched your video on using the EZ Bowmaker and it was very inspiring! I’ve had one for several years and haven’t ever used it, but since watching your video, can’t wait to try making some bows! Your bows are beautiful, I’ve always wondered how to make a “funky bow”, now I know!! Than you for sharing

  8. Juju Rushing on October 23, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Thank you for this video. I have had the bow maker for years but have not used it in SO long!! Great refresher!

  9. Marie Simoneau on November 25, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Thank you for sharing your video.Very helpful.Love your different bows

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