Framed Ribbon Roses

Framed Ribbon Roses - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

After all the Christmas decorations got taken down, my poor living room area was screaming for decorations.

Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, I wanted to do something RED.

I used Red Double Faced Satin Ribbon in 1 1/2″, Red/White Polka Dot Ribbon in 7/8″, and White/Red Doodlehearts Valentine’s Day Ribbon in 1 1/2″.

The first thing to do is to gather the ribbon. I used my ruffler foot for my sewing machine to gather the grosgrain ribbon. For the Double Faced Satin ribbon, I did a straight stitch on the largest stitch. Then I pulled one thread to gather it by hand.

Once gathered, I wrapped the ribbon to form a rose and took a needle and thread to it. I stitched through the bottom and wrapped and stitched to make sure it held in the shape I wanted.

If you are particular about thread showing, use a color that matches your ribbon. For both the gathering and stitching.

Framed Ribbon Roses - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I gathered and stitched together all the ribbon in the same fashion.

Framed Ribbon Roses - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Framed Ribbon Roses - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Framed Ribbon Roses - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Then I found a frame that I liked, I just found a cheap white one. I got some brown painter’s paper and cut it up to fit in the frame. You can use a grocery bag or a lunch bag and it would get the same effect.

I crinkled it up and flattened it out and put it in the frame.

Then I placed my flowers inside the frame how I wanted and played around with it for awhile. Once I got it how I wanted it, I hot glued the flowers down to the paper.

All finished!

This is such an easy project and really adds a lot to a space. I love it!

Framed Ribbon Roses - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Framed Ribbon Roses - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Framed Ribbon Roses - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

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14 Comments

  1. Tina Yu
    Posted January 19, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    Shirley!!!! I LOVE this! You are so talented! You need to open an etsy store so all of your fans can purchase your crafts! Valentines day is my all time favorite… I love it more than christmas and need the decorations to prove it :)

    BeautifulJob!

  2. Lanae
    Posted January 20, 2011 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    Beautiful!! I absolutely love this!!! Great job!

  3. Posted January 20, 2011 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    Those turned out super cute! I feel inspired.

  4. Lori Smith
    Posted January 20, 2011 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    I am in LOVE!!! I am dying to try to make these! Thank You so much for sharing!
    xoxoxo

  5. Patty
    Posted January 20, 2011 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    I wan to make those, those will be cute for the flowers girls.

  6. Brittany
    Posted January 25, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    I love this! I may have to make one myself.

  7. Patty
    Posted July 1, 2011 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    LOve the frame with the roses< you are so much talent!!!

    • Shirley
      Posted July 1, 2011 at 9:10 am | Permalink

      Make sure to leave a comment on the giveaway post saying this is your fav to be entered to win. :)

  8. Claire Miller
    Posted November 2, 2011 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    So CUTE!!!! what are the lengths of the ribbons? I didn’t see it on the directions.

    • Shirley
      Posted November 2, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

      Hi Claire! They were probably around a yard each. Maybe less? I am not sure; it’s been so long. You can gather your ribbon and start rolling it. When you get to the size you like, you can just cut off the rest and seal your ends. I might have even done that. :)

  9. Dana
    Posted November 8, 2011 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    I HAVE to make this for each of my girls bedrooms! I’ve been looking for something perfect and this IS perfect!!

    One question I am so curious how big your frame is and I’d love to see a picture of this on your wall in your living room just to get perspective!!!

    • Shirley
      Posted November 8, 2011 at 10:54 am | Permalink

      Hi Dana! This frame is a 5 x 7. I don’t have it up right now, but when I did, it was sitting on my piano. I hope this helps! :)

  10. Posted November 29, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    You are so creative!! Beautiful crafts :)

  11. Angela
    Posted February 2, 2012 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    Love these flowers…can’t wait to give them a try = D

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