Folded Grosgrain Flower

Are you ready for an absolutely adorable hair accessory? What about a project that not only looks amazing as a hair accessory but also as an excellent embellishment for a bag or a brilliant brooch for your favorite top? Today you are going to LOVE this fabulous ribbon flower that is super easy to make, so much fun to wear AND a perfect project for your ribbon scraps! Adorned with a perfect pearl, this ribbon flower has it all! Enjoy!

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This Folded Grosgrain Flower is a fun way to change things up! Using solid grosgrain ribbon, printed, dots, stripes, and more, you can make such a fun variety of flowers. I especially love this flower for holidays and summer! Check out how easy they are!


7/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon
Gem or Button for the center
Felt Circle
Alligator Clip
Hot Glue Gun

Ribbon Button

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Cut out 14 pieces of ribbon. Cut them to 3″ long. (if you’re running low on ribbon, you could probably get away with 2-3″). Make sure to seal your ends with the lighter or your preferred method.

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Fold each ribbon piece in half and hold it closed with an alligator clip. Then take an iron and press the ribbon. This will give us a nice crisp fold!

Folded Grosgrain Flower ~ The Ribbon Retreat Blog
This part is a little tricky. Just practice until you get the hang of it. The most important part is getting the ribbon glued on the exact same way for each additional ribbon. See how I angled the ribbon and where I put the corner of the ribbon on top of the other ribbon? Try to follow that closely with the first ribbons and the additional ribbon after that.

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Here is a closer view of how to angle the ribbon on top of each other.

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Once I had a few pieces left, I cut this excess ribbon off and sealed the end. This allows for the additional ribbon to be able to go under the first ribbon. I did it when I had 10 ribbons glued together.

Folded Grosgrain Flower ~ The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Put the rest of the ribbons onto the flower using the same method.

Folded Grosgrain Flower ~ The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Take the last ribbon and slide it under the first ribbon.

Folded Grosgrain Flower ~ The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Glue the first piece and last piece together.

Folded Grosgrain Flower ~ The Ribbon Retreat Blog
It will feel kind of like an accordion; you’ll be able to move things around a little bit. This picture is just showing you how you can move it around… not what you want to end at. 🙂 So just move it around a little and get it where you like it.

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Now all we have to do is add our felt circle and gem! I am using a pearlie for my center. They have a flat back and are so easy to add to flowers. You can add an alligator clip during this part as well or after. 🙂

Folded Grosgrain Flower ~ The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Super easy and super fun! I hope you enjoyed this Folded Grosgrain Flower tutorial!

~ Shirley

Thank you Shirley! What a fun flower! I love those tight creases in that ribbon and that dainty pearl in the center. What a great project for Spring and Summer! I would love making a whole bunch of these to add to headbands or to use to embellish my favorite bag! I love quick projects that are easy on a girl’s budget and also one that can help me with my ribbon scrap mess of a pile!

Do you love ribbon flowers? Here are a few other fabulous flowers made out of gorgeous ribbon that you are sure to adore!

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For all of your flower ribbon or any other ribbon craft needs, make sure to stop by The Ribbon Retreat to get all of the ribbon you could ever imagine! From bold colors to bright and fun designs to ruffles and sequins, we have it all. You will have a blast looking at our entire ribbon selection! We also carry beautiful gems, hardware, resins, tulle, burlap and so much more, that you will also LOVE checking out! You can find all of our ribbon and other crafty supplies HERE!

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  1. Posted May 9, 2016 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    Really appreciate your blog posts. I make key rings with ribbon (see ), but it is so nice to get some new ideas!

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      Posted May 19, 2016 at 8:55 am | Permalink

      Hi LindaLou! Thank you so much! You are very welcome, and I am so glad you like our fun ribbon ideas and tutorials! Have a great day! Michelle 🙂

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