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Old 09-21-2010, 10:01
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Question Using Marabou


I've seen so many darling bows with marabou, so I ordered a long black strand to use on my Halloween bows. Maybe I'm just dense, but I'm having a horrible time with them! They are a total mess to work with and I'm having problems gluing. I've considered buying the marabou puffs, but there's still the glueing issue. Maybe someone can give me some tips or tell me what I'm doing wrong.

I tried very carefully to hot glue a piece to the underneath of a small pinwheel bow. I "moved" the feathers out of the way as best as I could and glued to the cord. Now gluing the clip... way harder than gluing to the bow. The center knot is the worst! There's marabou in the center of the bow under the knot and sticking out and "bare" spots where the ribbon wraps around the bow and the marabou. Others that I've seen have that nice, even puff that the bow sits on. I'm sure I'm making this harder than it has to be! Any suggestions, tips or hints will REALLY be appreciated!!

Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:34
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Default Re: Using Marabou

Hey there, i usually cut my marabou outside on a windy day. LOL yes i know i'm littering but it blows away. Or just cut it and then vacuum asap before it gets everywhere. What i do with my bows is glue the marabou in a circle with hot glue. Then glue my finished bow right on top of the marabou. I then hot glue my lined alligator clip to the bottom of the marabou. I hope this makes sense lol.
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Old 09-25-2010, 04:49
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Default Re: Using Marabou

i put glue on the ribbon wrap the marabou then cut the middle of the ribbon then reapeat and gle the to middles with each other to make my puffs... le tme see if ican find a tutorial with pictures to show you. then you deal with basically no fly aways because its all sealed in.
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