Loopy Ribbon Flowers

Loopy Ribbon Flowers - The Ribbon Retreat BlogHello again, I’m back with another tutorial! Today I’ll be showing you how to make Loopy Ribbon Flowers.

Loopy Ribbon Flower - The Ribbon Retreat BlogThe supplies I used are listed below.
3/8″ Ribbon (I used solid grosgrain in Aquamarine, Raspberry Rose, Yellow Gold, & Offray Royal Orchid)
Glue Gun
Gems (I used the Classic Starlight)
Alligator Clips

Ok, lets get started!

Loopy Ribbon Flower - The Ribbon Retreat BlogPick 3 colors of ribbon and cut 8 strips of each color. I cut mine at 3″, 2.5″, 2″.

Loopy Ribbon Flower - The Ribbon Retreat BlogWith a lighter, or your preferred method, heat seal all ribbon ends.

Get your needle and thread ready. Be sure to tie a couple knots in the end so it doesn’t slip through your ribbon.

Loopy Ribbon Flower - The Ribbon Retreat Blog1. Start with the longest piece of ribbon, and slip one end over the needle. Don’t take the needle all the way through.
2. Do the same to all 3 pieces of ribbon, going from longest to shortest.
3. Then start looping the ribbon and put the other end over the needle.
4. Do this with all 3 ribbons.

At this point you can slide the set of 3 loops down the thread and off your needle. (I kept a couple on the needle at a time in this tutorial.)

Loopy Ribbon Flower - The Ribbon Retreat BlogRepeat the process and finish looping all the ribbons.

Loopy Ribbon Flower - The Ribbon Retreat BlogYour petals will be a little scrunched to the end of the thread. Spread the petals out just a bit to make it look like a flower.

Loopy Ribbon Flower - The Ribbon Retreat BlogAfter the last loop, be sure to tie off your ribbon. I just made a stitch through the last ribbon on the needle,
then tied it off.

Loopy Ribbon Flower - The Ribbon Retreat BlogDab a little glue and connect the two ends of flower petals.

Loopy Ribbon Flower - The Ribbon Retreat BlogGlue your gem to the center.

Loopy Ribbon Flower - The Ribbon Retreat BlogAt this point your flower is done!

Loopy Ribbon Flower - The Ribbon Retreat BlogYou can glue a hair clip on the bottom if you wish. I lined a double prong alligator clip and attached it to the bottom. I let the pinch end of the clip stick out from the flower a little bit so I wasn’t crushing the flower when I opened the clip.

Loopy Ribbon Flower - The Ribbon Retreat BlogThere you have it! A super cute Loopy Ribbon Flower!

Loopy Ribbon Flower - The Ribbon Retreat BlogI was in a solid kind of mood when I got the supplies for this tutorial, but think of all the fun ribbon combinations you could do. Swiss Dots, Stripes, Zebra, Swiss Fun, etc. Have fun creating your Loopy Ribbon Flowers!

Until next time,

Thank you Brynde! You are one talented lady, and I LOVE you sharing you amazing skills for creating wonderful ribbon creations! Brynde is apart of our FABulous Ribbon Retreat team, and she is one incredible lady! 🙂

This ribbon flower is FABulous! I love this flower and how cute would it be in your little ladies hair for her 1st day of school! I love how flirty and fun you can make this flower with multiple colors of ribbon or keep it simple with one solid color. Whichever you choose, it is absolutely adorable!

Happy Flower Making & Happy Creating!
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  1. Janica
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Brynde, these are SO beautiful ! I love everything about them:) Fantastic tutorial, too!

  2. Brynde
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    Thanks Janica! They are so fun to make!

  3. Amy
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    So cute!!! Fixing to get started!!!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted July 18, 2013 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

      Hi Amy! Thank you for your comment! Good luck and have so so much fun making these adorable flowers. 🙂

  4. Genna
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    Done one of these before n I had the problem with the clip squashi all the flower so am gunna try it like this. Thanks 🙂 xx

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted July 18, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

      Hi Genna! Yay! I hope you have better luck making this flower with Brynde’s awesome tutorial!!! Good luck and thank you for your comment! 🙂

  5. Jo Goranson
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    Perfect for the headbands my 4 month old great-niece insists her mother put on her head each morning even though she has a full head of hair. Her mom is running out of headbands because Layla refuses to wear the same one she wore the day before or even the same week! Since her mom doesn’t sew I told her I would make headbands for her. Apparently being a fashionista at a very young age runs through that generation. Her cousin, who is now 6 years old, was going shoe shopping with Grandma at age 2. Her mother (who is the sister of Layla’s father) is now comfortably fashionable, but when she was little she would refuse to wear dresses or anything frilly! Layla’s mom was the same way. Layla lives in Denver and Ellie lives in Minnesota, so it must be genetic!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted July 19, 2013 at 5:45 am | Permalink

      Hi Jo! That is such an adorable story! I love hearing about your “fashionistas”! 🙂
      Thank you for your comment! I LOVED it!!! Have a wonderful day and SO glad you liked these awesome flowers!

  6. Dina
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Hello, How do you attach these bows to a crochet headband? Do you sew? or glue? I’m needing to learn how to do it since I have a couple of small nieces who like wearing headbands.

    Thanks in advance.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted July 25, 2013 at 8:22 am | Permalink

      Hi Dina! Thank you for your question. I personally would hot glue them to an alligator clip like in the tutorial and then attach the alligator clip to the crochet headband. That way you can change headbands as often as you would like. I use the crochet headbands all the time on my little sweetie. I just put the clip through the holes of the headband and it works FABulous! Thanks again Dina! Have a wonderful day!

  7. Rachel
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    I have tried doing bows like these for a long time and they have never worked. So glad I found this tutorial. I am making them for my girls for family pics this weekend

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted August 8, 2013 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

      Hi Rachel! Yay! I am so glad that they worked for you! Good luck with your family pictures. 🙂
      Thank you so much for your comment and have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  8. Posted September 3, 2013 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    Hi Brynde,
    I love this ribbon flower. They are just amazing and eye-catching. Steps are also very helpful. Thanks a lot for sharing it with us.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 3, 2013 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

      Hi Fanny! Brynde is so awesome and so incredibly talented! Thanks for your sweet words! Have a great day! Michelle 🙂

  9. Amber marcum
    Posted September 18, 2013 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    Hi, love the flower thanks for the Tut! I have a question though, where can I buy the classic starlight gemstones?? I’ve seen them used a lot and I love them but can’t seem to find anywhere to get them! Thanks for any info!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 18, 2013 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

      Hi Amber! Thank you so much for your comment and your question. You can actually buy Starlight Gems and many other gems right here at The Ribbon Retreat. You can find the Starlight Gems here and all of our other gems, crystals, rhinestones, and pearls here. Thank you again Amber and have a wonderful rest of your day! Michelle 🙂

  10. Lynn Smith
    Posted September 24, 2013 at 5:12 am | Permalink

    I love your hair bow flowers.I am new at making hair bows,& love your love how to make Your flower bows Thank you so much

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

      Hi Lynn! Thank you so much for your comment! I am so glad you love our hair bows and flower bows. They are so SO fun to make as well as being super cute! Thanks again for sharing! Have a great rest of your day! Michelle 🙂

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