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February 16, 2012

Twine Flowers


Hi, this is Michelle from Lady of Leisure Ink - thank you Pam for letting me come and play at your blog.

Last year I did a twine exchange with a group of crafty friends here in Colorado, and ended up with some beautiful twine.  We all chose a colour and dyed our own twine and enough for everyone else.  So now I have lots of very pretty twine and wanted to come up with a different way of using it - this is my idea, Twine Flowers.



You really don't need any special equipment to do this, if you have twine then I pretty sure you can find the rest of the items in your stash.  Here is what you need.


Chipboard or card from cereal boxes, a circle punch (mine is 1 3/4"), a pencil, a ruler, adhesive, dressmakers pins, a large darning type needle and twine.

First punch out your circles from the chipboard, take you ruler and pencil and mark one of the circles like this.


I usually draw 6 lines on mine to divide it up as you would for a clock-face.  There is no need to be exact on this.  Next take your adhesive and stick the circles together, leaving the lines you have made on the one circle outermost.  Take the pins and push them in between the circles about half way, in line with your pencil lines, like so.




Take your twine and start wrapping it around your 'loom'.  This is difficult to explain, but I took lots of pictures, so I hope that helps.  The way I try to do this is by winding my twine first around the '12 o'clock pin' and then taking it down and winding it around the '6 o'clock pin'.  Next take the twine up to '11 o'clock' and the down to '5 o'clock' ,and so on.






When you have been around the 'loom' once, go around again - each pin should have two loops of twine around it, and should look something like this.



Cut off the twine, leaving a long 'tail' (about 12") and thread the end through your needle.



Now you just need to secure all you flower by threading the needle through the back of the petals and back-stitching.  Hopefully the following pictures will show you exactly what I mean.







Continue in this manner until you have secured all the 'petals', your flower should look something like this.



Next take your needle and secure the thread by making a couple of stitches through the center of the flower - no need to be particularly neat as this will be the back of the flower.


The last step is to remove the pins, and your flower is all ready to use.






This is how I used my twine flowers, how will you use yours?






Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle


104 comments:

DebbiB said...

Such a cute idea - thanks for the tutorial!!!

mforquer said...

Michelle - these are so cute. I've never seen anyone make flowers from twine. Great job and thanks for the tutorial!
Hugs,
Melissa

Carole P said...

Great tutorial! I love twine and am always looking for a new way to use it.Love the flowers!

barbsmith2536 said...

Very interesting and unique. Thanks for showing us this great project.

Barb from Toronto, Canada

Cricut Couple said...

Wow! This is AMAZING! What a fantastic tutorial!!!

JenL said...

Awesome tutorial!! I love how the flowers turned out, I'm going to have to try this.

Lori Apgar said...

You make these look so easy!!! Thanks for the tut!

Lisa said...

WOW, absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Ohhh Snap said...

Great tutorial!

Pam said...

Lovely flower & a great tutorial. Tfs

Audrey Frelx said...

Wow, Michelle, what awesome twine flowers -- I've never seen those before!!! The card is gorgeous!!!

What a great technique and wonderful tutorial post!!! When I get up the patience, I'll have to give that a try because I love how the flowers look!

TFS!!!

flowersandhome said...

Thanks for this tutorial!
Very clearly documented with the pictures!
I put a link to this tutorial on my blog.
Bye,
Marian

Thuis Thuis said...

I came by, Flowers at Home, and I see those beautiful flowers.
I will follow so I can see more of your ideas.
Love Annette

Dayna Sabrina said...

This is pretty ingenious! Thanks for the tutorial. You are going to have to show me more in Florida!

Patti aka NW Lady said...

This is a fabulous idea, thanks so much for sharing the how to's!

cookieandclaire said...

I think this is a great tutorial and a fresh way to make flowers... I can only use felt so many times! Thanks for sharing this. Love it!

Wanda said...

I so want to try this now. Thanks for sharing. I think your twine flowers will end up on a lot of projects everywhere. Very creative.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your tutorial! I love them! I saw them on Pinterest and had to come take a look. I hope you don't mind that I shared it.

Gail said...

I just made one of these with chipboard I rescued from my sewing room wastebasket, the help of my brand new sewing room stapler (how convenient) instead of glue, and size 20 pastel variegated thread (big thread). Went around 3 times, and sewed three times; fluffed out the thread petal loops -- it is adorable! Thanks! And I didn't have to take a step away from my sewing command center! I think these will end up on any and all cards I make this spring. I'll have them up on my blog in a few.

Sunfairy said...

Found this on Pinterest...too cute!! Can't wait to try it out, they'll be perfect for cards! Thanks for sharing :)

Patricia said...

Very cool idea!

Alta said...

Love it! My son is doing a project for our county fair and he is using your tute. Thank you very much!

Alta said...

Thank you for this wonderful tute. My son is working on a project for our county fair and he will be making and using some of these.

Francine said...

Thank you for sharing this great tutorial.

Anonymous said...

I tried it, I love it. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I tried this and loved the results. Thank you so much!

NoraAnne said...

This is great, thanks for the tutorial! I can't wait to try it :)

Eileen Hughes said...

wonderful flower idea great intructions

Marcy said...

This was exactly what I needed to finish off a page in my art journal. Thanks so much for the tute!! =)

Marcy said...

This was exactly what was needed to finish a page in my art journal. Thanks so much for the tute!! =)

phyllis said...

Good morning! I just sent you an email about your link but now it seems to work just fine. I show cased your twine bow on my wedding blog today with a link to your tutorial. What a cute and clever idea. I think brides looking for a rustic touch will enjoy. Thanks for the tutorial! www.theweddinggals.net
phyllis

Karla said...

Thanks so much. I made mine out of yarn and placed them on a yarn covered letter "S" for my in-laws-door. They look great

turvid said...

ty so much - loved making them!

Anonymous said...

I think even I can make these. Thank

Anonymous said...

Great tutorial! The pictures were a tremendous help. I can't wait to try these.

sandyh50 said...

What a great tutorial, thanks so much!

Eva | Little Cool Toys said...

Lovely flowers! Cute for gift wrapping, ornaments, guirlandes - lots of stuff :) Definitely going to try these. Thanks for the great tutorial.

Anonymous said...

I have just recently fell in love with twine, jute and these are so great!!! Love this and I'm gonna do it very soon. Love this idea!

Katythe dragonlady said...

Love these little flowers, I made many out of micro ribbon, added seed beads in the center, and connected them for a very pretty shawl. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Nice tutorial. Really cute idea that I plan to use. Thanks!

Patricia S. S. said...

These are super cute. I have lots of hemp cord that I want to try these out with!

Patty said...

What a wonderful tutorial! I fell in love with these flowers the minute I saw them. I just made them and used them on a layout: http://patitudes.blogspot.com/2012/06/layout-tree-of-life.html#
Thanks again for sharing!

GCgirl said...

Brilliant!! Thanks so much for sharing the step by step photo tutorial...just made my first of many more to come :0)

Patrícia said...

Adorei esta idéia, eu não conhecia este modelo de flor! Fica linda e delicada!

Obrigada por compartilhar a idéia!

bjs
Paty

Linda said...

This is totally FAB!!! My girlfriend directed me here and I'm gonna make some for a 4th of July project! Thanks so much for sharing!!! Aloha, Linda

Kirstin said...

These are awesome! I love how you made your own loom. Pinning!

Pamela said...

Thank you so much and your depth in explaining step by step was excellent and appreciated.

Jacquie Southas said...

great tutorial - a picture is worth a thousand words!!!

Winnie said...

Wow...Love your flowers and that thank you are you made with one! I will pick up some pins and a needle and give it a try. Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic tute. Very very clear. The flowers are adorable. I'm going to make some for Christmas. So so simple. Thank you

Gery said...

Thank you for your tutorial to make these gorgeous flowers.
I couldn't pin it directly, soa I did it by Meridian Road.
By clicking on a link I came out here.
I really would like to try this.
Groetjes Gery.

Steffie said...

So cute! Thank you for this tutorial!
I will make some of these flowers in different sizes. And some of them will be in the adventskalender I make for my scrap-friend.
Best wishes from Germany!
Steffie

Lea said...

Love these!
Curious about the dying process you and your crafty friends used to dye the twine. Did you use anything special to get the various colours or do you think powedered RIT dye would work?
Thanks!

Margot1belge said...

Très joli! Merci pour le partage du tuto.
very lovelly, thank you for the sharing of the tutorial.

I got your adress from somoene who found your adresse via Pinterest!
( she is :http://meridianroad.blogspot.ca/2012/02/neutral-spring-flowers.html)

lovelly blog and creations ! bravo
FleurBelge 63 years old Belgium.

Katla said...

Wonderful! Thanks so much for the detailed instructins.

Deb said...

I love these flowers and am looking forward to making some. Thank you for sharing.

Ruth said...

This made the perfect topper for a wrapped loaf of homemade bread. I used a paper bag 'party favor' bag from a birthday party to make a sleeve for the bread (after wrapped in plastic wrap), then tied twine length wise and around the loaf. This twine flower is the perfect accent. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Love these flowers. Thank you so much for sharing the "how to", Dina

Nathalie-Cerise said...

Thank you very much for your tuto. I'll try, it's sure...

4 You With Love said...

Great post! Just gave you a shout out!

http://4you-withlove.blogspot.com/2012/09/gotta-love-bakers-twine.html

Marilyn

Denise said...

This may be the answer I was looking for. I am making pillow cases for a childrens unit in the hospital and wanted something to make it 'mine'. Making these in yarn will allow it to be washed and still be pretty. Wish me luck. Anyone try this out already--and how does it hold up after machine washing ? write me -- anyone. dcottrell52@gmail.com Great tutorial. I am in awe of all the talent around me !

Benwah said...

Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Lovely!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the tutorial on twine flowers. Thinking about making some for a garland in the spring.

Maureen Chandler said...

I saw this flower on Pinterest and immediately wanted to make it! Thanks so much for a wonderful tutorial - very clear directions and it came out just perfectly!

Andrea said...

found this on pinterest absolutely ace tahnsk

Anonymous said...

this is exactly the sort of tutorial I love to stumble upon. Thank you for sharing this.

Maria Julkunen said...

Thanks for the tutorial, I'll try this right away!

Cherie said...

Love your little twine flowers! Terrific tutorial! Pretty - pinned & pleased! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

69 Comments :O
Just beautiful :)
love it !!!!

Leslie Germain said...

Hello. Made the twine flowers using your tutorial. The flower will be included in my blog post tomorrow with a link to your page. Thanks for sharing. www.thememorynest.blogspot.com

Cindy John 3:16 stampartistry.blogspot.com said...

These are REALLY cool - can't wait to try making them. Thank you sooooo much for the demo!!!!! :)

Verde Menta said...

Me encantooo!!!

MzLavr2 said...

Just want to thank you for this tutorial, I am posting a link to it on my blog tomorrow because I used it...
<3 Pam

Angie - Bumble Bee's Craft Den said...

Great tutorial - thanks for sharing x

Tamara Booker said...

Wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to try it.

Hayley Haufe said...

I found your page via a pin on Pinterest today and gave it a go straight away... these are the results... http://haylesathome.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/twine-flower-vase.html

Pattie said...

Thank you.

BeBe Rhineharr said...

SO cute!
My brain is storming for ways to incorporate these into the table arrangements for my ZTA daughter's rustic wedding....they will be perfect...already using mason jars and burlap!...twine "daisies" will be a very feminine touch! Thanks for the great tutorial! Love it!

Sharon said...

Hi Michelle,

I loved your tutorial. Thanks for taking us step by step. I think I did this many, many years ago when I was in Brownies. Wonderful memories!!

Anonymous said...

i going to make magnets for the fridge with the flowers,,,thank you for the great idea

Anonymous said...

Totally adorable...and your clear and concise tutorial makes me believe that even I can do this! Wondering if embroidery floss would work...I have lots of it from my counted cross stitch days

RAVISINGH said...

nice idea and nicely explained too

Wiredmetal said...

Thank you so much for this adorable flower tutorial! I plan on making mine as soon as possible to put on gift packages.

Anonymous said...

LOVE these flowers and can think of so many applications for them! Thanks for sharing. Your tutorial is so well done.

Seema Ahmed said...

This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

That was an excellent guide. Will surely try making some flowers.

SOL said...

Thanks for sharing! I was looking for somethig like this. Very well explained. Thanks
Sol

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much, I was looking for a small craft to take away for the week end, this one works for me.Well done.

Bev said...

love these and need to try them... thanks

Anonymous said...

Nice one Michelle, you are so smart. Love it and will be trying it. Thanks for sharing.

Rita Coulombe said...

so beautiful, great to dress up a gift. love it..

Claudia Courtney said...

Michelle, You are brilliant! I look forward to making these from your very good tutorial! I make my own cards and plan to use the flowers I make from this on/in my cards! Thank you for sharing!
Claudia

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the great tutorial! I like the flower pot idea! Very, very clever! I will be making these but can definitely see how they can be addictive...oh well, I'm doing it anyway!
Charlotte from AZ

Anonymous said...

Love these! I just have a stupid question. Does the cardboard stay in place or do you somehow slide it out?

Anonymous said...

Lovely tut, thanks so much for sharing. These cute flowers would look great as a garland.

Chrissie said...

Absolutely stunning, I must guide this a try!
Chrissie

Anonymous said...

Love these--I have an old "Knit-Wit" from my childhood. This project is a perfect fit for that little gadget. I'm going to use a few of these to trim an otherwise fairly plain Christmas stocking I knitted. Thanks a bunch!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tute! I will try my hand at these and soon, as I make cards to sell at my hubby's workplace. These are the solution to an otherwise non dimensional card!
Valarie :)

Marianne said...

Great twine flowers and turorial. I have seen these flowers being used by two different people in the last week or so, and this last time there was a link to this tutorial. The photographs are great, they are rather self-explanatory. I will definetely have a go at these flowers myself.

Anonymous said...

Simpl directions you can understand. Love it!@

Doreen said...

Hi - Found this tutorial via Pinterest hopping. These flowers are so adorable. I'm definitely making these this weekend.
Doreen
http://altered-artworks.blogspot.com
Pinterest/dozeedo
@alteredartworks

Mrs B said...

Hi Pam. Like Doreen above, I found you via Pinterest. I love these flowers, something a little different, but easy (well your great tutorial & pics make it look easy!). I am off to have a go now. Thank you for sharing. Take care.

SarahJ said...

OK. Seriously? I found this tute through Pinterest. And I just love it. So well explained. I'm sure I'll be able to do this! Well done. Really well done.

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