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Saturday, May 11, 2013

From Bows to Flowers


Hi Everyone,
Babara here. Thanks for stopping by today. I have something to share with you.

You know we all buy stuff and don't use it for one reason or another and this is no exception. I had some wired yarn sitting around and  wondered, what I would get if wrapped the yarn around the pegs on the Craft-Dee BowZ tool as if it were ribbon.


You have to see what I got!!!!


A  FLOWER





This is so cute. Maybe it's a little too dimensional  for a card or a L/O but it could go on a package or maybe a pin.

Here is how I made this.

I first got the tool out and set it up with the pegs to be about 4 1/4" apart. 


Then I wrapped the wired yarn around the pegs, just the same as if it were ribbon.


I wrapped 4 full times


Then placed the left  tail over the other like you do with the ribbon. Next that tail on the top,  bring it under and thru all the wired yarn and back over the top. This would normally be the know in a ribbon bow.


Then instead of  tying a knot just twist the tails together.


Twist it pretty tight and twist all the way down the other tail. So now you have just a stem.


Remove the wired yarn from the tool


Start to position the loops. I have shaped them in a round fashion.

Keep pulling them gently into place. I worked on one side then went to the other side and fiddled with it til it looked like a flower of sorts.


And here it is my finished flower.




Funny how things wind up. I bought this for possible use on a Derby hat and wound up making a flower.
Well I hope you give this a try if you own the Craft-Dee BowZ and if you don't have one yet, you can purchase one here.


3 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Fabulous idea, Barbara - and perfect for cards, scrapping, or other projects. Love the texture on that wired fiber! hugs, de

Donna Maligno said...

Barbara you are amazing! What an incredibly clever idea and LOVE your tutorial for everyone to see. You have found YET ANOTHER fun thing to do with the Craft-Dee BowZ! I am so lucky to have you on my team.

Anonymous said...

Barbara, you're a genius!! This is great!!!
SLI