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View Poll Results: What applique do you use most for your bow center?
Bottle caps 1 16.67%
Clay centers 0 0%
Rhinestone or Rhinestone sliders 3 50.00%
Other, please explain 2 33.33%
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:03
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Default Bow centers...what do u use?

I'm curious as to what all u can use as a bow center...I've only been making bows a short time. I've used some clay centers and some rhinestone embellishments and buttons,bottle caps so far. I'm so amazed at all the creativity out there when deciding what to use for your center...

So I just thought I'd ask everyone about this...I'm curious about felts,wooden applique pieces..and other applique choices..has anyone used cardboard or paper figures..I thought I'd seen this somewhere and it was very unique. ..Thanks

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Old 12-29-2010, 12:10
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Default Re: Bow centers...what do u use?

Difficult to answer this post bc we dont always embelish the center. Most of the bows we sell dont have bow centers. the ones that we do use are flat back resins I get from my mom. We find that people are more interested in the plain bows and we can make these and sell to a broader audience...HTH.
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:29
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Default Re: Bow centers...what do u use?

I use everything. Polymer clay centers, bottle caps, flowers, itty bitty bows, rhinestones, buttons, sliders, appliques, marabou puffs......etc. If it fits and looks good then I glue it on there. I sell a lot of the rhinestone centers on my bows and on my flowers.

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Default Re: Bow centers...what do u use?

When I do embellish..I use all of the above!!!
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Default Re: Bow centers...what do u use?

My favorite thing to use is the rhinestone sliders!
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:58
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Default Re: Bow centers...what do u use?

I sell more of my bottle cap bows but I love making bows with rhinestone button centers. I think they look so elegant.
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:16
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Default Re: Bow centers...what do u use?

I have the hardest time making a "plain" bow, but customers like them, even though they seem too boring to me!! But I love using pkbeckers buttons, rhinestones, I cut small felt shapes with my big shot, and flatbacks, also I use those glitter foam shapes. I tried paper/cardboard flowers, but they were not sturdy enough. I tested them out on my dd.
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Default Re: Bow centers...what do u use?

I use bottlecaps and some rhinestones. I also either get flat back buttons and use those. I'm new to bow making, don't have too many supplies.

One unusual thing I used was a foam sticker.

I had some on hand because my four year old daughter uses them for crafts, I get them at Michaels, they are foam with a peel and stick backing - one day I made a big red and white bow that makes a big circle so it needed a center stuck in there, so I took one of my daughter's penguin foam stickers and glued him in. It turned out cute, and she loves wearing it, so I plan on making more.
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I sell more of my bottle cap bows but I love making bows with rhinestone button centers. I think they look so elegant.
I just started using the rhinestone button and sliders...talk about beautiful..I love them..I wanted to keep them all for my dd.
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I have the hardest time making a "plain" bow, but customers like them, even though they seem too boring to me!! But I love using pkbeckers buttons, rhinestones, I cut small felt shapes with my big shot, and flatbacks, also I use those glitter foam shapes. I tried paper/cardboard flowers, but they were not sturdy enough. I tested them out on my dd.

glitter foam shapes..is an awesome idea...I need to find the boutique..but I could swear they used a cardboard character center..they bows are sooo adorable..but I was thinking they would be ruined if they got wet or were worn by a lil booger like my dd.
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