Saturday, May 11, 2013

Flowers from the Bow Maker

Hi Everyone,
Thanks for stopping in today. Wait til you see what I have for you today. Last week when I was looking for items to make my Derby Hat, I bought a spool of  yarn wrapped wire. And of course it was pink. LOL

Well as luck would have it, I didn't need it. So this spool of wired yarn has been sitting on my work area, just yelling at me to do something with it. Well today, after I finished  part of a project I'm working on, I 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!!!!


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.

Have a great week


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...

Barb, this is fabulous! And another idea for the Craft-Dee BowZ. Your tutorial is perfect and will hopefully inspire others to come out of the box with some of their toys. Thanks for this great idea!

Amber (bambi64) said...

What a cool idea.

Amber (bambi64) said...

What a cool idea.