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How To’sday | Ribbon Flowers by Heather Conklin

Now that you are all stocked up with homemade glue spots using last week’s tip by Heather Conklin, I want to show you an amazing way to use those jumbo-sized glue spots.  Heather shows us how to make a darling ribbon flower embellishment.

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1. After creating the perfect-sized glue spot and letting it dry, tie a knot in a ribbon. I just left the ribbon on the spool, and cut when I knew the flower was almost done.

How to make a ribbon flower

2. Start folding and sticking the ribbon, while wrapping it around and around the glue circle. Whenever you need to, smash the ribbon into the glue.

ribbon flowers

3. Slowly peel off the glue flower, stick the edge of the ribbon onto the back of the glue spot.

ribbon flower how to make a fabric flower

4. STICK YOUR AWESOMENESS SOMEWHERE!

This glue is über-sticky, so make sure that you put it exactly where you want it. :)

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Thank you once again Heather for this amazing, money-saving technique! I know I for one can’t wait to get making some of these adorable ribbon flowers. Be sure to check back next How To’sday for another great flower technique, this time brought to you by our friend Jessica Laureano.

If you have an idea that you’d like to see featured on How To’sday then don’t be shy!  Send along your photos and directions to kristy@stealnetwork.com and maybe one day you will be the star of How To’sday.

Have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow for Mid Week Mojo!

How To’sday: Homemade Glue Spots by Heather Conklin

It’s that time of week again where one of our wonderful friends brings to you an awesome idea for crafty needs.  This week we are treated to an amazing, money-saving idea by Heather Conklin. Heather is one crafty girl that has figured out how to make homemade glue spots.

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Supplies needed:

  • Aleene’s Tack-It Over and Over glue
  • Parchment Paper

1. On a piece of parchment paper, add dabs of glue  in any size from very small to very large.   For larger dots simply draw a circle on cardstock, then cover with parchment paper and fill in the entire area with glue. You can tape the parchment to the back of the cardstock to stabilize it.

2. Let the glue dry until it is completely transparent. This may take a day or two before they are ready to use.

3. To store your glue spots simply pre-cut your parchment papers to fit into whatever container you wish to store them in.  They are easy to roll or stack on top of each other too!  Just be sure you do NOT stick your glue spots onto actual plastic, such as the protector sheet of a Cricut or Silhouette cutting mat, as the glue dots are incredibly sticky and will not come off.

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Be sure to check in next week to see how Heather used the large glue spots to create some ribbon flowers that are the perfect addition for a number of crafty projects like cards, layouts and even a headband.

We will see you tomorrow at 9am sharp for our next Mid Week Mojo sketch.

Happy How To’sday!