I have found a new crafting addiction and I’m writing this post to share it with you – it is making yarn or twine flowers using a flower loom!
I was actually at Michaels when I was inspired to learn to make these. I saw a picture on their wall of some cute yarn flowers. I was totally wondering how you make them, so I came home and googled a bit and found that you needed a flower loom to make these cute flowers.
I jumped on Amazon and found this affordable LoRan Flower Loom. This loom is very versatile and you can make all kinds of flowers using yarn, twine, and/or ribbon. I’m going to show you a simple way to use it to make the twine flower that I have pictured above on my rustic home decor of twine wrapped upcycled jars.
The 2 jars above are an empty and cleaned out spaghetti sauce jar and basil jar. These were “free” when I purchased my sauce and basil. I could have spent a few dollars on each at a dollar store for a “trendy” mason jar – but you don’t need to do that. Grab some empty jars that would be in your recycle bin and do what I did to turn them into rustic home decor.
I took some twine and wrapped it around the jars and secured every few rows with a dot of hot glue. Super easy!
The twine covered jars are cute and all, but they need a little “boost” of flower fun for the front. So now you can get your flower loom and you will need to add the plastic posts to the holes to determine how wide you want your flower. As you can see in the picture, I chose row “B” which makes about 2.5″ wide flowers.
You can stick your twine through the center hole and then bring it back up under the back plastic square. Secure the circle inside of the square and your twine tail end will be secure in place.
Now you need to start wrapping twine around the plastic posts that will make your flower petals.
Using a thicker twine, I just wrapped the twine around each post once. If you have finer string or yarn, you can double up the looping and make double petals (see my turquoise flower at the top.)
After your twine has been wrapped around each plastic post, you will need to make “stitches” around each petal to secure it in place. To do this, take your pink needle that comes in the kit and thread it under both sides of your first petal, and put the needle through to just one side of the next petal. Then pull your twine tight until it pulls in the center.
Then you will need to move to the next petal and do the same thing. You will do this 13 times until you go all the way around the flower.
When you have all of the petals stitched in, then take your twine one last time and thread it through to the back.
Here is one complete twine flower using a flower loom – front view.
To completely finish it, tie off each end of the twine on the back into a knot. Then your flower is done!
I also wanted to embellish the flowers with some cute colorful wooden buttons. You can leave your without buttons, or grab any sort of button or gem to make the center of your flower. I just add these on with hot glue. I have also used thinner hemp twine which was thin enough to wrap twice and make double the petals.
Turquoise and tan are a great contrasting color combo that is great for rustic home decor. You can see how I used each color above with 2 glass jars that would have normally been recycled. Now I have very frugal rustic home decor using a flower loom!
I’ve made so many flowers, that I have also decided to turn them into magnets and add them as inventory to my Etsy Store – Magnet Menagerie.
These are super cute for your fridge, for magnet boards, or for magnetic photo frames!