Loom Flower Holiday Bows

by DIY Maven

Loom Flower Holiday Bows

Cathy over on Craftstylish has used her flower loom to embellish holiday packages, and the outcome is absolutely darling. She also offers a tutorial on how to loom the little buggers. If you're interested in this technique, you can actually make your own loom, like I did. And although Cathy's bows are much prettier than, say, bows made of old casette tape tape, they're not as tree-hugger-y. :) 

Image courtesy of Cathy Callahan.

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How to make a daisy out of cassette tape.

by DIY Maven

How to make a daisy out of cassette tape.

Now that we have our daisy loom, lets make some daisies out of old cassette tapes. (Note: cassette tape is slippery to work with, so you might want to start by making a daisy out of yarn just to get the technique down.)

What you need:

A daisy loom

An old cassette tape

A darning needle

A scissors

What you do:

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How to make a daisy loom.

by DIY Maven

Making a daisy loom is really easy, and with it, you’ll be able to turn yarn, twine or even cassette tape into cool embellishments. In all, the loom cost $1.12.

What you need:

A 1/8" dowel (a three foot piece at my big box store cost 13 cents)

A 2" wooden disk (99 cents at the craft store)

A saw or a side cutter or utility scissors

A drill and 1/8" drill bits. If you don’t have a drill, you could glue the pegs to the disk.

What you do:

How to make a daisy loom.

And now on to...

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