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Mini Bowdabra Felt Flower Tutorial

I am so excited to share this tutorial with you! Felt flowers designed for hair clips are a hot trend. However, when creating felt flowers you usually have to sew the felt pieces together. This tutorial explains how to create a felt bow without any sewing. Instead, you use the Mini Bowdabra to create creases and keep the felt pieces together. The result is a gorgeous felt flower that can be worn either on a hair clip or a headband.

Materials Needed:

  • Brown Felt (3 petals 6? long)
  • White Felt (4 petals 5? long)
  • Pink Felt (4 petals 4? long)
  • Mini Bowdabra
  • Hair Bow Tool & Ruler
  • Bowdabra Bow Wire
  • Rhinestones
  • Rhinestone Setter (optional)
  • 3/8? Brown Satin Ribbon (30cm long)

 

Instructions:

1. Begin by cutting out petal pieces. Each pattern has two petals with a center. The center should be large enough to create a crease in the middle. Cut 3 pieces of felt from the large petals, 4 pieces of felt from the medium petals, and 4 pieces of felt from the small petals.

 

2. Next, place the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra. Cut 18? of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold it in half and place it into the Mini Bowdabra.

Mini Bowdabra Felt Flower Tutorial

3. Pinch the large petals in the center to create a crease.

Mini Bowdabra Felt Flower Tutorial

4. Place the large felt pieces into the Mini Bowdabra.

Mini Bowdabra Felt Flower Tutorial

5. Place the 4 of the medium size felt pieces into the Mini Bowdabra. Remember to crease the center before placing them down.

Mini Bowdabra Felt Flower Tutorial

6. Next, add the 4 small pieces.

Mini Bowdabra Felt Flower Tutorial

 

7. Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand.

Mini Bowdabra Felt Flower Tutorial

 

8. While the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra, thread the two loose ends of the Mini Bowdabra Bow Wire through the loop at the other end.

Mini Bowdabra Felt Flower Tutorial

9. Pull the Bowdabra Bow Wire tightly while the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra.

Mini Bowdabra Felt Flower Tutorial

 

10. Gently pull the bow out of the Mini Bowdabra. Separate the two loose ends of the Bowdabra Bow Wire and bring them around to the back of the bow and knot.

11. Use the Bowdabra Bow Wire to tie the felt flower to a headband. Tie the flower along the side. Trim away excess wire.

Mini Bowdabra Felt Flower Tutorial

 

12. Optional: Add a small bow to the center of the felt flower. Place the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra (metric side). Cut 18? of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold it in half. Place the wire into the Mini Bowdabra. Cut 3/8? satin ribbon 30cms long. Fold the ribbon in half. At the crease mark place it into the Mini Bowdabra. Fold the ribbon loops at the 2cm mark. Create 4 loops and leave the tails facing down.

Mini Bowdabra Felt Flower Tutorial

 

13. Finish the bow, trim away excess wire, and hot glue a knotted finishing ribbon around the bow to hide the wire.

Mini Bowdabra Felt Flower Tutorial

 

14. Hot glue the bow to the center of the felt flower. Attach rhinestones to the small petals. Either hot glue the rhinestones in place or use a rhinestone setter.

Mini Bowdabra Felt Flower Tutorial

 

15. The felt bow headband is ready to be worn.

Mini Bowdabra Felt Flower Tutorial by Bowdabra Designer Sarah Forhan

For more about the designer of this tutorial click here…..

Visit our Bowdabra Friend and Featured Blogger Amanda of The Little Giggler. Amanda is celebrating the many uses of ribbon with a Dollar Store Bow Holder.

Dollar Store Bow Holder by Amanda of The Little Giggler

 

 

Join us for Bowdabra’s National Craft Month celebration for lots of great ways to enter in our month long giveaway. Contest begins March 1, 2012 and ends March 31, 2012 at midnight eastern time. Winners to be announce April 2, 2012

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

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