Add some flair to a headscarf, spruce up wrapped packages, try a DIY brooch, or spend fun noon with kids by making beautiful ribbon flowers. Ribbon flowers can add a bit of color and interest to otherwise basic accessories, all though bring easily on the budget.
You can take an afternoon for making a bouquet of ribbon flowers in a wide range of colors and patterns. Ribbons come in a wide variety of patterns and textures and make for an extremely versatile, and all-too-often neglected, crafting material. Below, I’m going to share some different ways of making beautiful ribbon flowers.
- Simple Ribbon Flower
Supplies You Will Need:
- Hot glue gun
Step 1: Cut the Ribbon
Start by cutting six to eight strips of ribbons that are 4 to 6 inches long and equal in length. The longer the ribbon, the bigger the flower in the end. The more strips you cut, the bigger and fuller your flower will be.
Step 2: Glue the Petals
Each piece of cut ribbon will form flower petals. Distribute a dab of hot glue onto the center of the ribbon, then curve each end in and attach. If you are using satin or patterned ribbon, then make sure you glue so that the glossy or ornamented side is facing out.
Step 3: Assemble the Flower
Now, stack your petals, one on top of the other, so that the middles align but the petals are offset. After that, add a drop of glue in between petals to affix. You should continue stacking until you have reached your ideal flower fullness.
Now, unbend your petals slightly so that your flower looks bountiful. You need to make any final adjustment to petal placement and length here with an extra dot or two of glue for holding things in place.
Step 4: Finish with a Button
At last, add a button to the center of your flower for finishing the project. You can also get creative with rhinestones or beads.
Step 5: Put the Flowers to Use
You can add your ribbon flowers for enhancing the look of any accessory or gift. It will also look cute on DIY embroidered headbands or as a happy little magnet for brightening up the fridge.
- Loopy Ribbon Flower
Materials You Will Need:
- 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon
- Fabric Scissors
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Fabric scraps or button
- Small candle or fray check
How to Make:
Begin by cutting three pieces of 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon 7 inches long.
After cutting the ribbons, heat seal the ends. You can use a candle for sealing the ends of your ribbon.
Now, put a dab of hot glue gun on the end of one ribbon and wrap it around and attach it to the other side of the ribbon, for forming a loop.
After that, twist that loop into a figure-eight shape, and glue it right in the middle where the ribbon intersects.
Repeat this process with the remaining two ribbons till you have 3 figure-eight shapes.
Now, you need to take two of the ribbon loops and stack them for making an X-shape. You should use a hot glue gun for attaching them in the middle where they intersect.
In this step, take the third ribbon loop and glue it right across the middle.
Now, you have a cute and beautiful flower. You just need to add a center for completing its look. Take a button and glue it to the center of your flower.
By following the above-mentioned steps, you can make two different types of beautiful ribbon flowers. You can find an online wedding and craft product supplier for buying tulle fabric, grosgrain ribbon, deco mesh ribbon, chair cover, wedding favor bag, silk flower petals, and many others at reasonable prices.