Learn how to make beautiful ribbon flowers with this step-by-step tutorial. You’ll be able to make your own flowers for any occasion in no time!
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Ribbon flowers are a beautiful and easy way to add a touch of elegance to any project. Whether you’re decorating a wedding cake or adding a pretty accent to a gift, these flowers can be made in any color or style to match your event. Best of all, they’re quick and easy to make! With just a few supplies and some simple instructions, you can create beautiful ribbon flowers in no time.
What You’ll Need
-Pen or pencil
Start by cutting a piece of ribbon about 18 inches long. You can use any type of ribbon you like, but grosgrain ribbon works well for this project. Fold the ribbon in half and use a pen or pencil to mark the center point.
Next, cut a piece of wire that’s about 6 inches long. Fold the wire in half and insert it into the center of the ribbon, making sure that the two halves of the wire are equal in length. Wrap the wire around the ribbon to secure it in place, then twist the two halves of the wire together.
Now it’s time to start forming your flower. Using your thumb and first finger, tightly pinch the ribbon about an inch from the end of one Wire half. Continue pinching and twisting the ribbon until it forms a spiral shape. The tighter you twist, the more pronounced your spiral will be. Repeat this process with the other half of the Wire until both halves of your flower are complete.
To finish your flower, take a piece of floral tape and wrap it around the base of each spiral, being careful not to cover up any of the Ribbon detail. Once you’ve wrapped both spirals, twist them together to form one continuous stem, then trim away any excess Ribbon or Wire.
1.Start with a strip of ribbon that is twice the length of the finished flower plus 1 inch. Fold the strip in half, wrong sides together.
2.Stitch along the raw edges, about 1/4 inch from the edge. Start at one end and stop about 3/4 of the way down the ribbon. Back stitch to secure the stitches.
3.Turn the strip right side out and use a chopstick or other blunt object to help push out the corners.
4.Tightly gather one end of the ribbon and stitch it closed to form the center of the flower.
5.Continue gathering and stitching until you have formed all of the petals for your flower.
Tips and Tricks
Making ribbon flowers is a fun and easy way to add a touch of glamour to any outfit or piece of decor. With just a few simple supplies, you can create beautiful ribbon flowers in a variety of colors and styles.
Here are a few tips and tricks to help you get started:
-Start with high-quality ribbon. Satin or grosgrain ribbon works well for this project. Avoid using wire-edged ribbon, as it will be difficult to work with and may damage your scissors.
-Cut the ribbon into strips that are about 1 inch wide. If you want your flowers to be larger, you can cut the strips wider. Just keep in mind that the wider the strip, the more difficult it will be to work with.
-Fold the strip of ribbon in half lengthwise and hold it together with a dab of hot glue. Then, begin wrapping the strip around itself, creating a spiraled effect. Continue wrapping until the entire strip has been used up.
-Secure the end of the strip with another dab of hot glue, then trim off any excess ribbon.
-To add dimension to your flower, gently curl each petal outward with your fingers. You can also fluff up the center of the flower by gently pulling on the spiraled center.
-To finish off your flower, glue on a small button or bead in the center. You can also attach a pin back to your flower to turn it into a brooch.
Now that you know the basics of how to make ribbon flowers, you can experiment with different techniques and ribbon widths to create a variety of looks. Have fun!