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Offline okkichan

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bow ties
« on: August 26, 2006, 10:12:58 AM »
maybe you guys can help me, i'm gong crazy, and everyone here is very resourceful!

i need to make/buy 50 black ties for little mini rubber duckies i can't seem to find a place online to buy them and i can't seem to get my fingers to turn ribbon into bowties. if someone know where to buy some or could show me how to do this i would be so grateful!

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Re: bow ties
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2006, 11:39:23 AM »
maybe you guys can help me, i'm gong crazy, and everyone here is very resourceful!

i need to make/buy 50 black ties for little mini rubber duckies i can't seem to find a place online to buy them and i can't seem to get my fingers to turn ribbon into bowties. if someone know where to buy some or could show me how to do this i would be so grateful!

kelli
I have a few questions before I can give you some thoughts on the subject.

1) Do you also want the ties to be waterproof?
2) What fabric did you have in mind?
3) Do you care if the ties are *not* removeable?
4) What is your time frame?
5) What color?

The most labor-intensive, and probably least expensive way, would be to make the ties of a maleable fabric, like a 1/2"–3/4" gross-grain ribbon, and hot glue them onto the duckies!

The easiest, but most expensive, way would be to buy bowtie doggie top-knot hair ribbons and affix them to the ducks. Most of them already come ready to put on with a small rubber band. If you search, probably eBay, you might be able to get someone to give you a quantity discount since you want them all to be the same

Any way you do it, they are gonna be adorable.
Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water! —Eleanor Roosevelt

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Re: bow ties
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2006, 02:28:59 PM »
1) Do you also want the ties to be waterproof?
yes. they'll be floating in a non-swimming pool
2) What fabric did you have in mind?
none really. whatever's easiest. i had imagined ribbon.
3) Do you care if the ties are *not* removeable?
nope. i intend on letting people steal them at the end of the night.
4) What is your time frame?
september 30th
5) What color?
black. these go with some girl duckies that will have veils. (for my wedding  :smitten:)

the labor intensive portion would bother me at all. i could teach my mother how to make the bows too and i think we could have 50 of them made in one night. the other advantage to making them myself is they can be fitted to just the right size, where some of the infant bows still seem like they'll appear to bulky. the ducks are small [2.5"(L) x 2"(W) x 2.25"(H)]

thanks for your interest NYCMacUser!

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Re: bow ties
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2006, 03:30:52 PM »
I PMd you with instructions.

Have fun.
Women are like teabags.
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Re: bow ties
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2006, 05:46:07 PM »
At the risk of sounding like a *insert non-offensive, less-than-a-man term here*... I think that's an adorable idea.   :oops:

Best wishes for your upcoming nuptials.  (however you spell it)


 

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