Monday, May 03, 2010

Ribbon flower pictorial

P.S. Do not look at my nasty nails!!!! Yikes. I didn't realize just how bad they are till seeing them in the pics. Gross.

Sue asked for a tutorial on the ribbon flower I made for a mother's day card, so here you go, dedicated to Sue. :) When you see how easy they are, you'll be making them all over the place! LOL

Supplies you will need:
  • 11-12 inches of ribbon (the wider the ribbon the longer the piece as the flower will be bigger)
  • scissors
  • needle
  • thread to match the ribbon color you're using
  • ribbon adhesive; glue dots work great I just forgot to put them in the photo as I used liquid glue on the first one I made.
  • flower center - button, bead, pebbles or brad, etc.

optional: circle or flower die for the backing. This just makes it easier to attach the center to the flower and the flower to the project.

Start by doubling the thread and knotting the end. Then do a simple running stitch along one side of the ribbon all the way to the end.

Now pull the thread and gather the ribbon as you go.

When you get to the end, pull snuggly as your ribbon forms a circle. Pull tightly and connect the two ends with a stitch or two. Knot off and snip the thread.

Adhere the ribbon flower to the backing piece you cut, or onto your card or project. Add the center of your choice.

Done! See how simple!? :) Remember, the smaller the ribbon the smaller the flower, the larger the ribbon the larger the flower. Make lots and put them together for a beautiful bouquet on a card or layout. Have fun making ribbon flowers!

1 comment:

  1. Wow- so simple to do and it turns out so pretty!


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