Kanzashi Flower Maker

Kanzashi Flower Maker - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

This is such a cute little flower! There a few ways to make this flower,
but I can honestly say this is the EASIEST way!

Another thing I like about using this flower maker is how uniform it makes the flower.
Every petal is exactly the same.

I made this flower using the Kanzashi Flower Maker available at The Ribbon Retreat. It is such a great thing to have around! You can get one for only $6.00 and start saving time. Completely worth it!

I can guarantee I will be making more of these flowers!


Kanzashi Flower Maker (I used the large)
Needle and Thread
Hot Glue Gun
Felt Circle
Single Prong Clip
3/8″ Ribbon (4 1/2″ to line clip)

The Flower Maker comes with very easy to follow instructions.

First you sandwich the fabric in the flower maker.

Then you cut the excess fabric.

If you look closely you can see that there are holes in the plastic with numbers. You will take the needle through these holes in the number order.

After you have gone through each hole take the plastic off and pull the thread tight.

Repeat the process above until you have the petals you want. (You do not cut the thread). I did a 5 petal flower. I also really love 6 petal flowers.

When you are done with the petals connect the first and last petals by taking the needle though the petals and then tie the thread in a knot.

Kanzashi Flower Maker - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Glue a button in the center with a hot glue gun.
I used a button from my Flirtation Button Jar.

Our button jars come with a ton of buttons, all for only $5.99!
Have your pick from 24 different button jar color combinations.

Kanzashi Flower Maker - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I glued a felt circle and a lined single prong clip to the back.

Don’t you think this could be a cute brooch?

One thing I was thinking with Christmas coming up is how cute it would be to make these with Christmas fabric and hang them on your tree. They would make a really cute ornament!

If you connected a bunch together these flowers would also make a beautiful garland!

Even if you only use them for hair decoration this is such a fun flower!
Since it is so easy why not give it a try yourself?

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  1. Megan
    Posted November 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    These flowers are one of my best sellers! People absolutely love them 🙂

  2. Sandy
    Posted November 5, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    I just ordered the kanzashi flower maker from you when I got the email. So happy that it came two days later! I just made my first flower and it came out awesome!! I will be making lots of these!!

  3. heather
    Posted November 9, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    it works nicely with 1 1/2 inch ribbon, single layer. soooooo pretty!

  4. Lilly
    Posted January 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    How do you “sandwich” the fabric in the flower maker?

  5. Mark
    Posted August 26, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    My grand daughters will love this. It would also spice up a dress strap or set off a waist band.

  6. Landon Cook
    Posted September 27, 2013 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    I’m also curious, how to “sandwich” the fabric between the Kanzashi Flower Maker ? I love this tutorial! Absolutely adorable ; ) !!!!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted October 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

      Hi Landon! Thank you for your question. The Kanzashi Flower Maker is super easy to use. You simply set your fabric in between the top and bottom of the maker and trim your fabric to the maker. These flower makers are amazing and the instructions are really straight forward as well. Thank you Landon and have a wonderful rest of your day! Michelle 🙂

  7. Ashley
    Posted January 25, 2014 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    Where can I buy a flower maker?

    • Posted January 27, 2014 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

      Hi Ashley! Thank you for stopping by and for your question. You can actually buy a Kanzashi Flower Maker right here at The Ribbon Retreat. Click here to see all of our flower makers including the Kanzashi Flower Maker. Thank you again and have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

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