Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tutorial: How To Make A Looped Twine Flower

I took a little break from layouts and cards to make an altered project: decorated flip flops.  I don’t know if these will be super practical to wear, but they were fun to make and that’s what counts. :)   


I used Trendy Twine’s Krazy for Kraft to make the twine flowers on these flip flops.  The flowers were easy to do, but you will need to fashion a little loom to make the loops.  The size of the flowers depends on the size of your loom.  My loom was 3-inches across because I needed fairly large flowers for the flip flops, but you could make the loom any size and follow the same principle.


To make the loom, I cut a 3-inch circle from corrugated cardboard. I marked it like a clock with 12 at the top and 6 at the bottom.  I didn’t measure the distances between each time.  I just eyeballed it.  It isn’t necessary to be super accurate with these flowers.  Once I had my circle marked like a clock, I stuck straight pins in at each number.   This was my loom.
To make the flowers, I cut an 8-foot piece of twine. I started the twine by looping one end over the pin at 12, then looped it down to 6.  From there, I looped 11 down to 5 and 10 down to 4, etc., looping opposite numbers each time.  Do this until you have made two complete passes of the loom.


To secure the loops, use the remaining length of twine to backstitch through each petal then tie off.  This is the back of the flower and won't show.

To remove the flower from the loom, take out the pins.  Flip the flower over and add a decorative center, if desired. I added brads from Echo Park Paper. 


You can find more beach-themed twine projects on the Trendy Twine blog. To play along with the August challenge, visit the blog here and link your project. We can't wait to see what you make!

33 comments:

  1. So cute Izzy...I actually got my hubby to make me a little loom with nails on a block of wood..just shows you..where there's a will, there's a way :)x Love these :)

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  2. Super cute project with a great tutorial, Izzy. Thank you! I think this would be a fun project to try with Alexa. :)

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  3. Very cute!!
    Thanks for the tutorial!

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  4. what a fun tutorial! these are adorable

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  5. Great tutorial and I'll be trying that. Thanks!

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  6. very cool and so pretty! I will have to try this!!!

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  7. Wowwwwwwwwwwww! That is just awesome!! I loveeeeee how you did this!!!

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  8. Super Cute. Thanks for the Tutorial. Great use of the Trendy Twine on your project.

    Hugs,
    Kate
    Scrappers Creative Corner

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  9. Great idea. I like how showed how to make your own fashion loom as well.

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  10. Great tip! Those look so cute!

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  11. This is so cool, awesome tutorial.

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  12. Super cute! Did you do something to the twine to make it more rigid?

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  13. Wow! Izzy, that is so cute and awesome! Looks like a lot if work. You did great with the tutorial.

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  14. What a clever idea and great tutorial! These flowers look soooo much better than the big, gaudy plastic flowers you usually find on flip flops. JMO.

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  15. Awesome and cute!!!! Great idea, Izzy...thanks for sharing :)

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  16. Fabulous use of twine! Love this!

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  17. What a FUN way to use twine...LOVE!! Thanks for the tutorial too...very cool :)

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  18. Love it! Added to my "to try one day" list. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  19. Awesome idea! Thanks for the inspiration =)

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  20. Super cute idea, love the Kraft against those bright colors! Thanks for the tutorial for the flowers!

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  21. This is just an awesome idea and great tutorial. TFS

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  22. How CUTE are these?! LOVE em!

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  23. What a cute way to dress up flip flops for summer!

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  24. Eeeeeekkk cuteness overload! Thanks for the tutorial too!

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  25. Adorable and fun flip flops. I just might have to make some for my girls. ~Yvonne

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  26. This is so fun!! I might need to try it :)

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  27. Oh my! These are gorgeous, Izzy. Perfect for the fashion diva. Love the step-by-step tutorial, too.

    Lesley @ Trendy Twine

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  28. These are CUTE...and LOVE them on the flip flops!! :D

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