I’m very excited to show you this burnt ribbon flower. This flower is so unique and fun for all ages. I love to wear them! It is very easy to make and doesn’t take much time.
Note: the longer the ribbon, the more it will ruffle.
I guess the felt circle didn’t make its way into this picture. 🙂
Cut your ribbon to 18″ or desired length. Don’t worry about sealing any edges yet. Take your needle and thread and stitch along one edge.
Stitch along the edge until you get to the end of the ribbon.
When you get to the end gather it tight and shape it into a circle.
Take a couple stitches in the back and tie a knot.
I like to wait until this point to cut off the edge of the ribbon. You could do it before you gather it but I like the imperfect look it gives to cut it after it’s been gathered.
This is what the flower looks like after it’s been cut. Now, using either a candle or a lighter, burn the edges of the ribbon.
This is what it looks like after you have torched it. Really burn that baby! Burn the edges as well as all the folds and all over. The more you burn it, the more the ribbon curls up.
Take the ribbon ends and glue them together so that the seam is in the back.
Hot glue a felt circle to the back of the flower.
Sew your button to the felt circle. This button comes from the Retro, Haberdashery Buttons. Don’t you love it? I sure do!
After the button feels secure, take a couple stitches through the felt circle and tie your thread in a knot. Glue to a lined clip and you are done. You could also glue a bar pin to the back so you could pin it on a shirt or a purse.
Make some in different colors to match other outfits!
After making these bigger ones I thought It would be so cute to make two tiny flowers for pig tails!
For theses flowers I shortened my length to 12 1/2 inches. I used 1 1/2 inch baby pink ribbon. I repeated all the above steps, except I decided to glue the buttons in the center this time.
My buttons came from my paradise button jar. I LOVE having buttons around for my impromptu craft projects!
I let the edges catch on fire a couple times to really give them the burnt look.
I cut two pieces of baby pink 3/8 ribbon to 4 1/2 inches, sealed the edges and lined my clips using hot glue. The H-185 High Temp Glue Gun works great for lining clips because it has a fine nozzle.
I love these flowers because they are so unique. I’ve never seen anyone else wearing one. I can’t wait to put the two tiny ones in my baby girl’s hair! She makes everything 10 times cuter. At least I think so!