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Comment on the blog or connect with us on Twitter to win one of three Kanzashi Flower Maker tools from Clover.

Clover always offer fantastic kits and products for creating beautiful craft items. Their newest product, the Kanzashi Flower Maker, continues this tradition.

Inspired by a traditional Japanese technique of using flowers for hair adornment, the Kanzashi Flower Maker allows anyone, from the beginner to advanced sewer, to create beautiful, flower-inspired embellishments. Use it to make jewelry, scrapbook ephemera or a lovely headband like we did for our most recent Featured Project. Take a look at how the tool works:

For more information about these and other products, please go here.

Until Monday, August 29th at 6:00 p.m. (EST), you could win one of three Kanzashi Flower Maker tools! To enter, answer the following question: What is your favorite flower, and how could you use that flower as inspiration when creating with the Kanzashi Flower Maker?

If submitting an answer via Twitter, be sure to include the @BurdaStyle tag and the hashtag #comment2win.

Please Note: If selected as a winner, any personal information you provide to receive your prize in this giveaway is subject to the sponsor’s privacy rules. These may differ from BurdaStyle’s rules, so please review the rules before entering your information. BurdaStyle is not responsible for the handling of your data in connection with this giveaway.

Good Luck!


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    Sep 6, 2011, 01.35 PMby doorsgirl

    Just beautiful!!

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    Aug 31, 2011, 11.45 AMby Ganluine

    I would love to make a bunch of flowers with these amazing flower makers to adorn the next prink princess dress I make for my niece. Also Clover article’s are a bit of a chore to obtain in Holland. It can be done, but what a treat it would be to win some :)

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    Aug 31, 2011, 03.27 AMby arleighdesigns

    I love this look! If I were to win the template, I would make my daughter and I matching headbands for when we’re out and about. She could probably learn to use the template soon, and that might start her on her own path to sewing bliss. I am so glad I started when I was small myself.

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    Aug 29, 2011, 01.43 PMby JMidwest

    I love Sunflowers! I’d make giant yellow flowers with brown centers; brick colored flowers with black centers, and maybe just for fun some colorful red with orange!

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    Aug 28, 2011, 09.01 PMby caktrcodd

    LOVE all 3 flowers…I would love to win one, I already have visions of many roller derby boutfits adorned with these cute flowers!!!

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    Aug 28, 2011, 05.10 PMby les-petits-archers

    Hi there. I just wanted to let you know that I have just made a top from one of your free patterns. It only took me a couple of hours and I am really pleased with it. It’s the first thing I’ve made from the burdastyle website but I think I’ll be making lots more! Thanks everyone.

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    Aug 28, 2011, 02.35 PMby lisamarie

    Hydrangeas are my favorite. I would love to use the flower maker to make a large cluster of blossoms and form them into the shape of a hydrangea

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    Aug 27, 2011, 06.12 AMby dstitchgal

    What fun it would be with 3 grandaughters to make Kanzashis. Love the daisies.

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    Aug 26, 2011, 08.52 PMby Connie Campbell

    My favorite flower is the Marigold which I think would look neat with the flower maker. Great giveaway!

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    Aug 26, 2011, 04.11 PMby knighttemplar

    I like all kinds of flowers, and I would make all different kinds… although I think snowdrops would look very cute in white silk… You would use the five petaled template, and make the petals squinched in a little more.

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    Aug 26, 2011, 11.47 AMby aldara

    I love sunflowers! They would look great in yellow, with a brown button for the inside!

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    Aug 26, 2011, 10.31 AMby karenpe

    Fantastic – wonder how my old hat would look with a bunch of multicolour flowers on it:)

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    Aug 25, 2011, 09.45 PMby suga62

    I love peonies. I think if I stacked several flowers together and used varying shades of pink, I could make one.

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    Aug 25, 2011, 09.14 PMby Alisa Vogt

    These are awesome! I’m really excited to try these out!

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    Aug 25, 2011, 08.57 PMby dqdenyse

    Amazing! I can imagine all of the flowers that will embelish my new grandaughter’s wardrobe and decor. I look forward to countless hours of fun and creativity. Thanks for inventing the Kanzashi flower maker. Denyse

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    Aug 25, 2011, 06.01 PMby simonewarrior

    I like daisies because they are very simple yet always happy and cheerful to me. My daughter loves sunflowers because they can be small or huge and happy. She’s only nine and goes to a private school so the only times she able to step out of her uniform is on the weekends & summer. This kanzashi flower maker would be great for making her either a skirt or dress with a design on flowers growing from the bottom towards the waist line. I could easily make her a head band or scrunchy to match.The possibilities are endless as to what I could make! OMG! What could I not make with this?!?

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    Aug 25, 2011, 02.43 PMby bwthynbach

    Looks beautiful!

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    Aug 25, 2011, 07.24 AMby stripeytights13

    I love an bright colourful flowers, especially nasturtiums and I would use them as detachable ornaments on the bags I make so they can be brooches too.

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    Aug 25, 2011, 02.47 AMby barbara4u

    Ohhh I LOVE these!!! My favorite it the one that is folded on the bias….I would say I enjoy all flowers but roses are my favorite. I would use these Kanzashi Flower Maker to make flowers for a Christmas tree!!! Can you imagine these in a lovely red or white organza flowers with those cute LED lights in the center of each flower. The sheerness of the organza and the light from the LED lights would give the tree an ethereal look, you may not even need any other ornaments!!

    Thanks Burda for this opportunity!!!

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    Aug 25, 2011, 02.43 AMby flutefish

    My favorites are gerbera daisies—I’d be using fabrics in their bright cheerful colors with these flower makers.

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    Aug 25, 2011, 12.55 AMby bacoulter

    I would use the flowers as a trim on a blanket or quilt or make a bag by joining them together – maybe alternating with yo-yos.

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    Aug 24, 2011, 08.45 PMby jw72085

    My favorite flowers are magnolias. I could make bouquets as bridal shower favors! Also, this looks like a great tool for teaching creative little girls (my nieces) how to make beautiful flowers.

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    Aug 24, 2011, 07.04 PMby butterflyanne

    with so many beautiful fabrics available, the possibilities are endless! Would be a neat way of making keepsake flowers from fabrics from grandma’s stash. Favorite flower would be the poinsettia-like pointed ones.

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    Aug 24, 2011, 06.22 PMby fashionfreek

    I love red and white roses. I would either make a lovely scarf or a belt or top.:-)

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    Aug 24, 2011, 05.22 PMby cynthiay

    My favorite flower are lilies. I would make flowers to embellish children’s clothing and bags and in home decor items.

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    Aug 24, 2011, 05.21 PMby sunbeachsurf

    I love daffodils. They are such bright, happy flowers. I would use bright yellow and orange to create a flower hairclip which would brighten up any outfit :)

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    Aug 24, 2011, 03.11 PMby jenksie

    I love the rounded flower. I would embellish bags and purses as well as make corsage pins and hair accessories.

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    Aug 24, 2011, 03.09 PMby jenksie

    How exciting. Very pretty, I could use these on so many things.

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    Aug 24, 2011, 01.57 PMby kyshandra

    I love kanzashi!! My favorite flower is a honeysuckle though.. which is difficult to craft and embroider, but I’d like to make a kanzashi inspired by the colors of my favorite honeysuckle, cream and pale orange. So pretty!

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    Aug 24, 2011, 01.35 PMby janecappyyahoocom

    i’d like to try it on cashmere

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