I am so excited about today! Why you ask? Well, let me tell ya! Cherie, one of the first Contributors for this here blog, is back and is ready to craft it up with us again! After having a couple of sweet babies, she is back to share with us her incredible talent for creating beeeeeeautiful bows, flowers, ribbon sculptures and all things crafty! Join with me in giving Cherie the warmest Welcome Back ever! Today, she is sharing a gorgeous Folded Ribbon Flower that is really easy to make and really stunning to look at! Enjoy and Welcome Back Cherie!
Flowers are my absolute favorite hair accessory! I love to put big bows on my daughter, but flowers we SHARE! This flower is very versatile and can be customized in many ways. Today I’m going to show you 3 ways to use the same technique to get 3 different looking flowers.
Ribbon — Satin and or Grosgrain
Needle and Thread
Single Prong Clips
Start by cutting your ribbon into strips. For a 3″ flower cut each strip 2 1/2″. I used Double Faced Satin Ribbon for this flower. I love that it’s shiny on both sides!
For this flower I used 13 Petals. I thought I would only use 12 so that is why the above picture shows 12 pieces of ribbon.
This flower is 3″ in diameter. You could make it smaller by cutting each ribbon strip smaller.
Seal both ends of each ribbon strip so they don’t fray. Just a couple times back and forth over the edge of the ribbon with a lighter will seal it very well.
After all the ribbon strips are sealed you are ready to make your petals. Fold the corners of the ribbon strip down and secure with single prong clips.
Stitch along the bottom of the ribbon strip. Make sure you are going through both layers of the ribbon.
Gather the ribbon by pulling on the thread and scrunching the ribbon.
Overlap the corners and stitch them together. Then tie a knot and cut the thread. Normally you connect petals without cutting the thread, but for this flower I wanted a different look, so I cut the thread and tied it off. Make all your petals and set them aside for a bit.
Cut a felt circle 2 1/2″ in diameter. Fold it in half and cut two slits about a centimeter apart. This is for the clip to slide through.
Can you see the slits there?
Open the felt circle up and put a dot of glue in between the slits.
Slide a Single Prong Clip through the slits.
This is the bottom view.
Secure the clip to the felt circle by lining the top of the clip with hot glue and pressing the felt over it.
Put a little glue on the back of each petal and glue them to the edge of the felt circle.
The petals should be about half on and half off the felt circle.
Continue to glue all the petals around the felt circle.
Then start another row. This row will cover the bottoms of the first row of petals.
After you have glued all the petals on, you can glue some petals together so they stay put.
Add an adorable Gem to the center to cover the bottom of the second row of petals. I love that Gem!
Now to mix things up!
If you fold the ribbon closer together you get a more pointed petal.
You can also layer ribbons to get a two toned effect.
I did the first rows with the light pink on the outside and the second row with dark pink on the outside. I think this flower would be AWESOME for school and team colors!
My daughter loves to play dress up! She was so excited to wear this flower! Don’t worry though, I’ll get my turn with it soon enough!
Cute hair accessories make life more fun! Don’t you think?!
Isn’t she so awesome? I am so happy to have her and her creative skills back on our awesome team! This flower is so much fun and can be made with hundreds of different colors or designs to match every outfit in your little lady’s closet with a beautiful piece of bling adorning them! The Ribbon Retreat has an incredible selection of ribbon colors and even some exclusive only to us! So not only will you have a one of a kind flower, you will have a one of a kind colored flower that is absolutely and positively lovely! Make sure you check out ALL of our ribbon colors and designs HERE.
Thank you so much Cherie for sharing this fantastic flower with us today! Want to see some more fabulous projects by this lovely lady? Check out some more Cherie goodness below!