Pinwheel with “Mommy Makes My Bows” Bottle Cap

Stacked no tail pinwheels with spikes and bottle cap

 

  • 12″ of 7/8″ black to make no tails pinwheel on 2 3/4″ template
  • 16″ of 1 1/2″ white to make no tails pinwheel on 3 1/2″ template
  • (2) 5″ of 1 1/2″ shocking pink to make 2 spikes
  • Stack bows
  • 4-5″ of 3/8″ ribbon for center
  • Mounted on french clip
  • Top with bottle cap
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Pinwheel with Tails and “My Mom Makes the Best Bows” Bottle Cap

 

I didn’t write down very specific notes on this one, so these are all the details that I have.

  • 1 1/2″ pink cheetah print grosgrain wrapped around 4″ template for a full pinwheel
  • white bottle cap with mounted saying and epoxy dot
  • 3/8″ black for center wrap
  • mounted on medium french clip

Pinwheel with Princess Castle Bottlecap

This is a double layer pinwheel with a bottle cap of a pink and purple princess castle.

  • 11 1/2″ of 7/8″ shocking pink made into no tails pinwheel on 2 1/2″ bow template
  • 16″ of 1 1/2″ light pink made into no tails pinwheel on 3 1/2″ bow template
  • stack bows, mount on medium french clip with 3/8″ shocking pink center wrap
  • embellish with Princess Castle bottle cap

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Patriotic 3 Layer Shabby Flower

This shabby layered flower is perfect for any patriotic holiday.  It is also one of my most popular bows I sell on Etsy.  It’s one of the flowers though, that I absolutely LOVED the first time I made it, and now I’m having a hard time getting it to be exactly the same again because I never wrote down the measurements the first time, ugh. Also I ran out of my favorite material, that was a gift from my aunt, and is probably 20 years old, because I can’t find exactly the same kind anywhere.  I bought 3 very expensive similar yards instead.

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Materials:
18mm rhinestone
2.25″ flat toothed alligator clip
Non slip grip
Felt
Red material: 4 flowers, 3.25″ diameter, 5 petals
White material: 4 flowers, 2.75″ diameter, 5 petals
Blue with stars: 4 flowers, 2″, 5 petals

NOTE: another note I found shows the following different measurements
  • red uses 3 1/2″ flower
  • white uses 3″ flower
  • blue with stars uses 2 1/4″ flower
 I cut out a strip of red material 3 5/8 inches wide using the 3 5/8 inches Square template to fold it over. Then I traced the 3 1/2″ flower on, slid the template out and then cut out the flower.

First I roll all four colors in my hands to get them squished up a little bit. Then I roll one to time for a few seconds to get them a little shabby. The longer you roll the shabbier they look.

Second layer, which is the white layer, I used the two and three quarters 2 3/4″ inch flower template.

When folding the bigger 2 layers of petals, hold two petals up to up to meet in the middle of one pedal and then folded in together. However leave the side facing you slightly more towards the left so you have a flower petal bigger than 90 degrees. That will help close up any gaps.

For the blue with white stars later, I used the 2 inch template. Try to make these petals exactly 90° when folded since they are the top player. Since they are smaller petals they’re much easier to line up at 90 degrees.

Top with an 18 millimeter rhinestone, and choice of back.

When comparing the old flower clip to the new flower clip it appears that maybe the biggest layer was a bit smaller than three and a half inches, maybe three and a quarter inches and the white layer may have been two and a half inches. But the 2-inch Center looks appropriate.

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Minion Ribbon Sculpture

Date Created: 2/26/16
Difficulty Level: Advanced
Time to Complete: 45 minutes
Materials Needed:
  • grosgrain ribbon
  • 7/8″ blue
  • 1/4″ yellow
  • 2 1/4″ yellow
  • 3/8″ and 7/8″ or 1″ black
  • (2) silver buttons for goggles
  • (2) googly eyes
  • several black thin rope for hair
 
Measurements:
  • 1.5″ of 7/8″ blue for pants
  • (2) 1″ of 1/4″ yellow for arms
  • 1.5″ of 2 1/4″ yellow for oval body
  • 0.5″-0.75″ black melted smile
  • (2) 1/2″ wide black gloves from 7/8″ black
  • (2) black feet
  • (1) 1.5″ black headband for under goggles
 
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Frog Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial

Date Created: 8/25/2015
Difficulty Level: Advanced
Time to Complete: 30 minutes
Pricing: $8+
Scrap Maniac Frog Ribbon Sculpture

Frog Ribbon Sculpture Hair Bow, with Turquoise Blue bow and clip by Scrap Maniac

Materials Needed:
  • 3/8″ green grosgrain ribbon
  • 3/8″ black grosgrain ribbon
  • 1/4″ pink grosgrain ribbon
  • 3/8″ color print of choice (polka dot or other pattern)
  • (2) 10 mm googly eyes
  • (1) 1 3/4″ metal single or double prong clip, or other mount like a badge pull, magnet or pin
  • needle and thread (preferable matching bow color) for tying bow
  • lighter or your choice of source of heat to heat seal all ribbons
  • hot glue gun
  • optional: hair clip grip like Silly Grip
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Measurements:

3/8″ green grosgrain ribbon:

  • 3 1/2″ for head
  • (2) 1 3/4″ for arms (use pinking shears on 1 edge of each piece)
  • 2″ for body loop
  • 3″ for body loop
  • 4″ for body loop
  • 6″ for legs
  • 2 1/2″ for feet (use pinking shears on each end)

3/8″ black grosgrain ribbon (or 1/4″ or 1/8″):

  • 1″ for smile (cut lengthwise)

1/4″ pink grosgrain ribbon:

  • 1″ for tongue

3/8″ color print of choice (polka dot or other pattern):

  • 4 1/2″ for clip liner
  • 5″ for bow

STEPS

Video Tutorials:

Frog Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial – Part 1

 

Frog Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial – Part 2