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How To: Fall Decor with Ribbon

Welcome to the May Arts blog! Prima Ribbonista- Virginia here to share how I gave my fall décor a chic twist. By using May Arts ribbon and the Bowdabra I took this staple in autumn décor from ordinary pumpkin to stylish display, quick and easy!

To make these beautiful bows I used the bow making tool and RG10 1.5” Grosgrain ribbon. I used the Fold and twist technique. You can find complete instructions on their website for this and many other methods.

Here is how easy it is:

  1. Make bow using Bowdabra
  2. Cut a length of ribbon to fit around the largest part of the pumpkin.
  3. Pin cut length around pumpkin using stickpins (about 5 per pumpkin)
  4. Attach bow (using pins) to cover seam of ribbon.

May Arts Ribbon Used:

Other Supplies Used:

  • Bowdabra Bow making tool and wire
  • Stick Pins
  • Pumpkins

Thanks for stopping by to take a look. Now go on and pretty up you pumpkins, you’ll be the envy of the neighborhood!

Blog post by: Virginia Fynes


  1. Betty Potter

    Love this bow on big pumpkin. You’re very creative.
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  3. Kristie Maynard

    How easy is that?!?!  I love the look.  Those ribbons really dress things up!

  4. Heather Parker

    I noticed your steps the other day when we drove by….looks awesome!!  I wonder what you'll do for Christmas??  No pressure!! 🙂

  5. Renee VanEpps

    WOWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!! How gorgeous are those bows! Never heard of the Bowdabra.. it's going on my wish list!  Thanks for sharing your beautiful front porch 🙂

  6. patti

    Going to find my ribbon and get busy!  Love it!

  7. Amy Robson

    I LOVE the black and white bows in contrast with the bright orange pumpkins! Such a beautiful way to bring the taditional black and orange halloween colors to life! I didnt even know there was anything such thing as a bow making tool (where have you been all my life??) i have to get one asap! Beautiful Virginia! Can you come decorate my porch?

  8. Sue D

    Awesome bows and so festive on the pumpkins.

  9. Charlene


  10. Karen B.

    This is so pretty Virginia, what great fall decor.

  11. Lyndsay

    Looks great V!

  12. erin

    Love this bow with the big ribbon, now I've got to figure out how to do that too!

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  14. Sassy

    Love it!  So festive and full of the warmth of the season.  Will you come and do my front step? 🙂


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