Bowdabra Packaging


Have you ever sat down to wrap your Christmas gifts and realized that you had no bows? That’s me! I always think I have more in my gift-wrapping stash than I actually do. That’s why I’m so happy to share the Bowdabra.

Sandy Sandler designed this bow making tool because she was “bow-challenged” and needed to make professional-looking bows for her gift basket business. As she visited craft and gift shows, she realized that she was not alone. She knew there were already several bow systems on the market but she found them to be of poor quality and difficult to use.

My first bow

In contrast, The Bowdabra is a simple, yet elegant tool that takes the hassle out of bow making. I made several bows to test Bowdabra and I was impressed with how easy it is to quickly create a bow. I did find that more substantial ribbon was easier to work with.

My second bow with more substantial ribbon

The instructions for three bow styles – Fold Bows, Fold & Twist Bows and Scrunchy Bows – are easy-to-follow and presented in English, French and Spanish If those aren’t enough for you there is also a free Bowdabra app for your phone that includes tutorials, How To videos and even a store with Bowdabra kits and supplies. The Bowdabra YouTube channel includes tons of great videos including inspiration, project ideas and DIY videos.

The Bowdabra comes in three sizes: large, mini and the hair bow maker. You can purchase one (or more) on, Amazon, or in retail stores including Michaels.