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Loom Band Designs: How To Make Flower Accessories

28/11/2014 16:53 | Updated 20 May 2015

Loom band designs: Flower accessories

How to make loom band flower hair slides, sings and badges

What you need:

30 rubber bands in lilac

2 rubber bands in yellow

1 loom band hook

A hair slide, ring or brooch back

Strong all-purpose adhesive

Instructions:

1. Wind one lilac band around the hook three times.

Loom band designs: Flower accessories

2. Pick up the end of a pair of lilac bands on the tip of the hook...

Loom band designs: Flower accessories

3. ...and with the index finger of your right hand, push the loops...

Loom band designs: Flower accessories

4. ...off the hook and onto the pair of lilac bands.

Loom band designs: Flower accessories

5. Place the second end of the pair of lilac bands onto the hook.

Loom band designs: Flower accessories

6. Pick up another pair of lilac bands and repeat steps 2–6. You have now made your first petal. Slide the petal onto the handle of the hook.

Loom band designs: Flower accessories

7. Make five more petals in the same way. You will now have no more lilac bands left.

Loom band designs: Flower accessories

8. Now pick up one end of a yellow band with the hook.

Loom band designs: Flower accessories

9. With your right index finger, push all the lilac petals onto the yellow band in turn.

Loom band designs: Flower accessories

10. Put the second end of the yellow band over your left index finger so you don't lose it. When all the lilac petals are on the yellow band, lift the left loop up off your index finger...

Loom band designs: Flower accessories

11. ...and onto the hook.

Loom band designs: Flower accessories

12. Draw the left loop through the right loop on the hook. Now pull the resulting loop tight.

Loom band designs: Flower accessories

13. Take the loop off the hook and push three petals through it.

Loom band designs: Flower accessories

14. Now place the second yellow band through the next space between the petals.

Loom band designs: Flower accessories

15. Working from the front, cross the band at the back of the flower and then lift the band back over to the front in the last space between the petals.

Loom band designs: Flower accessories

16. Stick the finished flower onto a ring blank, brooch or hair slide with strong all-purpose adhesive.

For more designs check out Loom Bands! And Loom Bands! Charms! by Heike Roland & Stefanie Thomas (Quadrille, £4.99 each)

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