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Floral Cluster Sash

You know those times you are getting yourself or your little one dressed for something special, and you wish you just had a little extra something to add to the wardrobe? A beautiful necklace, just the right tie, a little bigger earring, or just anything to add a little touch of glam…you’ve been there right? Today, Adrienne from Free Time Frolics is sharing how to create a gorgeous little sash that is perfect for making that wardrobe extra special and solving your little dilemma. This fun sash will turn your frown upside down and create an eye catching accessory, perfect for that special event. Enjoy!

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HI Ribbon Retreat followers! I am Adrienne and I blog over at Free Time Frolics. I share sewing tutorials, recipes and free printables on my blog. Today, I wanted to share with you an easy way to dress up a holiday dress.

I love making my little miss a new dress for the holidays but sometimes I just don’t have time. So I buy a new frilly dress from Costco or Sam’s Club. So whether you buy a dress or make one, you can make it fancy with just a few flowers!

Floral Cluster Sash - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Satin Rolled Rose Grey Sweet Pea  Jade Blue French Twist Grey French Twist Gold Poppy Turquoise Tansey Lace Old Gold La Fleur
Round Pearls, No Hole
Flowers Button
For this sash I used these flowers:
Satin Rolled Rose
Sweet Pea
Tansey Lace Flower
(2) French Twists
Poppy
Fleur
Faux Pearls
Sparkle Round

Other supplies I used:
6×8 piece of Felt
Glue Gun

The Ribbon Retreat has every type of flower you can think of. The color assortment and styles are the best around. Pick out some that work for your dress. Be creative. Add more sparkles or less. It’s totally up to you.

Start by placing your flowers in a cluster to your liking. I moved mine around until I had them just the way I wanted them. Take a picture with your phone so you can remember how you liked them.

Start with one flower. I like to work from the center out or from one side. Add glue to the back and place on the felt. Continue adding flowers until your cluster is all glued together.

Add your pearls and sparkles. Less is more, so go easy on the pearls.

To add this to a dress, flip your cluster over. add two loops, one on each end. Making it so a sash can be threaded through it.

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For her hair, I used a Satin Rolled Rose, Mini Ribbon Blossom, Tulle Rose, a Curly Ostrich Puff, and a Crown.

Grey Satin Rolled Rose Gold Mini Ribbon Blossom Turqoise Tulle Rose Royal Curly Ostrich Puff Crown

Floral Cluster Sash - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
So that’s it. Just add them to a sash on a dress and you are ready to go! You can also make these into a necklace on a smaller scale! I have seen these added to wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses,and prom dresses.


Thank you Adrienne! Isn’t this sash stunning? I love that arrangement of flowers and the color scheme is gorgeous and perfect for fall. This fun sash is the perfect accessory and great for so many different occasions. For more eye catching projects by Adrienne, make sure to pop on over to her blog at Free Time Frolics. This lady is so talented, super sweet and a great pal! Make sure to tell her hi from me!

Flowers are a great way to spruce up your sewing or crafting project…AND, they are very inexpensive! The Ribbon Retreat has the most incredible selection of flowers ranging from zebra print or polka dotted daisies to smaller and dainty, rhinestone embellished sweat peas. All of our flowers also come in a large array of fabulous colors that will match your project perfectly! You can find our whole flower selection HERE! I love browsing our flowers and imagining what I can hot glue a bundle of them to next.

Here are a few more fabulous projects that feature our fun flowers. Flowers are so much fun to craft with and make such a huge difference in the finished look of your project. They are easy to work with and again….are super inexpensive, which is nice on our crafty budgets!

Le Fleur Headband Tutorial: Uses ready-made La Fleur Flowers on a skinny elastic headband. So pretty! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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Do you have a favorite flower you love to accessorize with?

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10 Comments

  1. Pat C.
    Posted October 27, 2014 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    How beautiful, Adrienne! Wouldn’t this be a gorgeous way to dress up a flower girl’s dress (or even the bridesmaids’, now that I think about it!)? Thank you for sharing your lovely idea. xoxo

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted October 28, 2014 at 9:10 am | Permalink

      Hi Pat! Isn’t this sash so beautiful?!? I love it too and think it would look amazing in a wedding party! Thank you for your sweet comment Pat! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  2. Posted October 31, 2014 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Oh this is SO pretty! I love making flowers and would love to have a floral sash of my own!

    Thanks so much for sharing on Show Me Saturday!
    ~ Ashley

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted November 3, 2014 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

      Hi Ashley! Thank you so much! You are so sweet, and I am so glad you love this sash! Have a great day Ashley and thank you again! Michelle 🙂

  3. Posted November 1, 2014 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    Beautiful! Your model is a cutie! Pinned. Lou Lou Girls

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted November 3, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

      Hi Lou Lou Girls! Thank you so much! Isn’t this sash so beautiful?!? I am so glad you like it! Have a great rest of your day! Michelle 🙂

  4. Posted November 1, 2014 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    This is so pretty. I think it would be a great baby bump sash for maternity photos. Definitely pinning this for inspiration!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted November 3, 2014 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

      Hi Judith! Thank you so much! That is such a great idea! This fun sash would look amazing in maternity photos or family photos or even in a bridal party! Thank you again Judith and have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  5. Tiara Harris
    Posted June 23, 2016 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    Hi…is there an video on how you created these???…I want to learn!!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted June 28, 2016 at 6:15 am | Permalink

      Hi Tiara! Thank you for your question. There is not actually a video to create this Sash. I am sorry! We do have a few other video tutorials that focus on bunching up flowers in a similar way that may be of help. You can find those video tutorials HERE and HERE! These videos will help with the clustering technique that you would use to create your Floral Cluster Sash. Good luck and have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

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