Thursday, March 29, 2012

Mod Podge Ribbon Easter Eggs and Bowdabra Sponsored Giveaway

March is National Craft Month 
so I'm pleased to be apart of Bowdabra's special event titled, 
"Celebrating the Many Uses of Ribbon."

Easter is one of my favorite holidays because it gives me a chance to decorate my home in spring colors. Use mod podge, newspaper and ribbon to decorate plastic Easter eggs for an easy Spring look. Display your new eggs in a glass container or as a centerpiece.

You'll need:
-Plastic eggs
-Mod Podge
-Paint brush
-Hot Glue gun and glue sticks
-Assortment of ribbon
-Mini Bowdabra and Hair Bow Tool
-Bowdabra Bow Wire
-Bowl of water
-Vase or glass container (full display)
-Variety of fake flowers/twigs/leaves

1-Start by cutting or ripping small pieces of newspaper. Soak these pieces in a bowl of water and place on an Easter egg. Using Mod Podge and a paint brush, adhere the newspaper pieces to the eggs. Continue placing the newspaper all around the egg. Put aside to dry.

2-Glue a thicker piece of ribbon strand around the egg (purple checker ribbon). Next, glue a thinner piece of ribbon onto the thicker piece (purple ribbon with dots). Glue grosgrain ribbon around the edges of the first piece of ribbon. Glue another piece of ribbon to the bottom of the egg and wrap around to the other side. Set aside.

3-Place the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra. Cut a piece of 18" Bowdabra Bow Wire, fold in half and place in the Mini Bowdabra. 

4-Fold the ribbon in half to find the center piece. Make a crease in the center. Place the ribbon at the crease mark down into the center of the Mini Bowdabra. Grab the very end of one side of the ribbon. Fold the end piece right side down into the center of the Mini Bowdabra. Grab the very end of the other side of the ribbon. Fold over the first ribbon loop and right side down into the center of the Mini Bowdabra. The two ribbons will form an X on the top of the Mini Bowdabra towers.

5-Press bottom piece down into the Mini Bowdabra. Do the same thing with the top piece. Use the Bowdabra wand to scrunch down the ribbon.  While the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra, thread the two loose ends of the Bowdabra Bow Wire through the loop at the other end. Gently pull the bow out, separate the two loose ends of the Bowdabra Bow Wire and bring them around to the back of the bow and knot. 

6-Thread one end of the wire into a button, knot and cut off any extra wire. Glue onto the top of your Easter egg.

7-Glue a ribbon loop at the top of the egg. Place plastic eggs in a vase along with twigs and fake flowers. Hang your ribbon eggs on the twigs. Have fun decorating your home with these Easter eggs.

National Craft Month Giveaway Sponsored by Bowdabra

I am pleased to be part of Bowdabra's National Craft Month Giveaway. Bowdabra is celebrating the many uses of ribbon throughout the month of March! Bowdabra is sweet enough to give my readers additional chances to enter in their giveaway! Exciting right!

The ways to enter the Bowdabra Sponsored Giveaway on my blog are the following: (5 entries per person for this post)
(1 entry) Click the Pin It button at the bottom of this post. Please mark the pin with @(put your pinterest name if you don't have a pinterest board you can use @bowdabra) so that we can easily find it in a search. Please leave a comment below that you pinned it along with your Pinterest name. We would love to follow your boards!
(1 entry) Leave a comment below about the tutorial.

(1 entry) Follow my blog's RSS Feed. Leave a comment below that you are following me.

(1 entry) Tweet about Bowdabra's National Craft Month Giveaway. Leave a comment below
(1 entry) Visit the Bowdabra Blog and Get Daily Bowdabra Blog Updates. Enter your email address in the field on their right side bar and get an email every time they add a new tutorial. Leave a comment below that you signed up for their daily updates.
(You can change the wording on the entries but they should pin the post, tweet the post, comment, follow you, and following Bowdabra through daily email updates. Remember they can not follow you on facebook as part of the giveaway because of facebook rules.)

Visit the Bowdabra Blog's National Craft Month celebration for additional entries into their month long giveaway. Contest begins March 1, 2012 and ends March 31, 2012 at midnight eastern time. Winners to be announce April 2, 2012 at
Prize Packages:

  • Grand Prize – Ribbon totaling in value of $150.00

  • 2nd Prize – Bowdabra, Mini Bowdabra, and Hair Bow Tool & Ruler Suggested Retail: $41.54

  • 3rd Prize – Mini Bowdabra and Hair Bow Tool & Ruler Suggested Retail: $24.11
Visit Bowdabra's National Craft Month Giveaway Page for a list of all the posts (each day in March a new post is added to the list), contest rules, and contest help.



  1. Oh, it looks like you have so much fun with the Bowdabra! Can't wait to try it. Hope I win.
    I didn't see the pin it button, so I just pinned by copy and pasting the link. My Pinterest name is Kat M. (huh, can't figure out how to search for it...hope you can find it. let me know if you can't).

  2. I <3 the colors you used for the cute. Using the bowdabra make the bow making look so easy.

  3. I subscribe to your RSS feed.
    sankat21 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  4. I signed up for the daily emails.
    sankat21 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  5. Hi Emilee! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful project and giveaway on your blog. It is beautiful and we are featuring you on our Facebook page, today! Have a great day.

  6. 1. Pinned @AmberTurnell
    2. I love this! I really love the bow with the button!!
    3. Following RSS Feeds
    4. Tweeted @AmberMTurnell
    5. Get and Love the emails!

  7. I subscribe to RSS feed.

  8. The bowdabra looks like fun! I love making bows for my daughter! The eggs are cute.

  9. I pinned this on Pinterest - Holly Lawson

  10. I love this! The eggs look easy to make and would be a fun craft for kids.

  11. I tweeted this and the Bowdabra giveaways @hollydlteacher

  12. I am following you on RSS feed

  13. I already subscribe to the Bowdabra emails

  14. this is such a cute idea!

    tweeted @lizziesbowtique
    pinned @lizziesbowtique
    subscribed to your wonderful blog updates
    subscribed to bowdabra's wonderful blog updates!


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