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CHA Mega Show 2016 Hot Products: Boye, Offray, Adtech

This year the “Hot Product” sneak peek at the CHA Mega Show 2016 was full of fun new craft products that had a wide range of age appeal. There were products for kids and adults that spanned from crocheting to cupcake decorating!

For those who love to crochet on the go, the folks at Boye have a new crochet tool called “Crochet on the Go.”

Crochet on the Go Tool from Boye

Crochet on the Go Tool from Boye

This is a pretty handy tool that includes 8 different hooks (4 on each side) that fold up into a tool the size of a multi tool pocket knife.  I have to say that using it does require a bit of getting used to it.

Crochet on the Go Tool from Boye

Crochet on the Go Tool from Boye

I have really small hands, so I got hand fatigue using the tool. However, my friend who has larger hands that tried it out loved it. The idea is great for keeping it in a traveling crochet bag or for trips for emergency crochet projects or repairs.

Scented Hot Glue Sticks from Adtech

Scented Hot Glue Sticks from Adtech

Another fun tool was the scented hot glue sticks from Adtech. These glue sticks release scents when heated which make crafting a fragrance filled experience. The four scents introduced at CHA are: pumpkin pie, apple cinnamon, french vanilla, and christmas tree. I have to say that the french vanilla was my favorite!

The Bow Genius Bow Making Tool

The Bow Genius Bow Making Tool

Our next top hot product was the “Bow Genius”  tool from Offray. This new tool is an upgrade from the traditional wood bow making tools. The “Bow Genius” is made of plastic and is far easier to use than the previous wood versions. The plastic is smooth, so it does not snag ribbon or fabric. This tool enables the user to make all types and sizes of bows from a variety of materials.

Bow Genius Expandable Base

Bow Genius Expandable Base

The Bow Genius tool is easy to use! Just adjust the base to the size bow you want to make, and then drop the ribbon onto it according to the manufacturer’s directions. In minutes, you can make a really cool bow!

Bow Genius Ribbon Making Tool by Ofray

Bow Genius Ribbon Making Tool by Ofray

These were only a few highlights of the new hot products that were showcased. I will give you a peek at some of the others in the next post!

What is your favorite hot product so far? Tell us in the comments!

 

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Maria Del Pinto

Maria Del Pinto

I have been crafting since I was a child and I love seeing what others create. I live near the beach so everything around me inspires me. I also enjoy activities where I re-purpose something old & discarded & make it into something cool. My favorite mantra is "Re-use, recycle, and re-make".
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2 Responses to CHA Mega Show 2016 Hot Products: Boye, Offray, Adtech

  1. Linda Lloyd January 28, 2016 at 11:15 am #

    I enjoy seeing these posts does the bow maker maker tiny bows for cards?

    • Maria Del Pinto
      Maria Del Pinto February 24, 2016 at 2:44 pm #

      It depends on the size bow you want for the card. It can make small bows but I don’t think it will work for some of the more micro sized bows. I did not see them making any tiny card sized bows during all of their demo’s. However, I have a similar tool for making miniature and micro bows that I got at a Miniature Figures & Houses Expo.