Monday, February 27, 2012

Tulle Poof

1366 Tulle in color 024 Orchid
There are several different ways to create these adorable poofs. They are great for hair accessories, Halloween costumes, Christmas garland, and d├ęcor for girl’s rooms, or weddings.  In this tutorial you will learn a quick and easy way to create one.

Wire or matching thread
4”x 6” in Piece of cardstock or cardboard

1. First, cut a piece of tulle about 3 yards   long
2. Wrap the tulle around the width of the 4”x6” in. card
3. Next, slide it carefully off the card
4. Cut a piece of wire or thread about 2” long
5. Wrap the wire or thread around the center of the bundle (this will create a bow shape), pull it tight and secure it by twisting (wire) or tying a knot (thread)
6. Next, cut all the loops of tulle
7. Start pulling all the layers toward the center to fluff the poof
8. Once you are happy with overall shape of your creation, trim off any extra long pieces sticking out.  This will make it nice and round
9. Enjoy your new poof!

To make garland:
Thread a needle with fishing line and tie a knot on one end. Next, string your poofs on the line and tie a knot when finished to secure it

*Changing the length and width of the tulle will vary the diameter and fullness of your poof
*Try adding another color on top to make one that’s fun and colorful

Monday, February 20, 2012

Dazzle Korker Hair Bow

990 Dazzle Glitter Grosgrain Ribbon (shown above)
3/8" #990 Dazzle Glitter grosgrain ribbon
1/4” dowel (16” length)
Wooden clothespins
Wire, string, or elastic cord
Super glue
Hair clip

Preheat your oven to 275 Degrees

1. Start by securing your ribbon to one end of the dowel with a clothespin. Tightly wrap the ribbon around the dowel. When you get to the end, cut the ribbon and use another clothespin to secure it to the dowel (You will need about 7 or more of these).
2. Place your dowels on a cookie sheet in the oven and bake at 275 degrees for approximately 25 minutes. Remove and let cool.
**Some ovens do vary. More or less time might be needed.
3. After cool, remove your ribbon from the dowels. Cut your new korks into 3” pieces. You will need 30 pieces or more (This will make a 3 1/2" bow).
**Dazzle ribbon is so extraodinary, the ends will not fray. However, other types of grosgrain will. Use a sealer on those styles.
4. You can use wire, string, or elastic cord to bring the bow together. Lay your strip of wire, string or elastic cord out on a flat surface. Stack your korkers in the center.
5. Grab both ends of the wire, string, or elastic cord, take them over the top of the stack and tie a loose knot.
6. Turn your hair bow over. If any of the ends are sticking out farther than the rest, find the opposite end and pull it gently to even them out.
7. Now, take your wire, string, or elastic cord around the bow one last time and pull tightly. Make a double knot to secure it. Use a dab of super glue on your knot for a better hold.
8. Line up where you want the bow to go on your hair clip and glue it to the back of the bow.
9. Enjoy your new korker hair bow!

Tips: Try experimenting with different colors and patterns for a unique look.