Ribbon Lollipop Flower

Ribbon Lollipop Flower - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I’m sure you’ve seen “lollipop” flowers made out of satin fabric.  If you haven’t, the flower consists of several circles starting with the biggest one at the base, the circles get smaller and smaller.  The fabric is burned on the edges to make it curl up.

Did you know you could make these flowers out of Ribbon?  Yes you can!  And they are cute!  They are so easy too!  Yippee!  (Sorry I’ll try to take it down a notch, but it is exciting).  🙂

I made this flower with 2 1/4″ Zebra Print Grosgrain Ribbon.  I used American Beauty Tulle and a button from my Flirtation Button Jar.


2–3″ Grosgrain Ribbon
Candle or lighter
3/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon (to line the clip)
Single Prong Clip
Hot Glue Gun

This flower is so simple!  It’s almost weird to explain it.

I have some circle patterns I made using random items from my kitchen.  I use them ALL the time for different things.  The smallest one is a button pattern.  In all honesty you could just cut different sized circles without a pattern since they don’t need to be perfect.  I cut 2 of each of the small medium and large circles, I only used one of the smallest circle though.

To cut the tulle circles I folded the tulle several times and used my pattern to cut out the circle.  I ended up with about 10 circles of each size.

After the circles have been cut out, burn the edges of the ribbon circles with a lighter or a candle (DO NOT BURN THE TULLE).  Run the edges of the ribbon circle though the fire so that the ribbon curls up.

Glue 1/2 of the large circles of tulle to one of your large ribbon circles.  Put your other large circle over the tulle, put the rest of the tulle circles on the top.  Continue layering the tulle and circles.  Glue a button to the top and glue your aWeSoMe ribbon lollipop flower to a lined single prong clip.

Ribbon Lollipop Flower - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

The zebra print is cute and playful, but you can make a flower for yourself too.  Just use Solid Grosgrain Ribbon.  This flower is made with 3″ Mystic Blue Solid Grosgrain Ribbon.  The button is from my Paradise Button Jar.
Ribbon Lollipop Flower - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

So much fun!  The best part is this flower doesn’t use a lot of ribbon.  Save your scraps!  How cute would this flower be with all different colors?  Hope you give this a try! 🙂

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  1. debbie
    Posted August 14, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    I love the burnt ribbon petal flower,and I can’t wait to make some of these ,because I know it will be just as wonderful,thank you for sharing all of your wonderful ideas.

  2. Brittany
    Posted August 17, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    Love this!

  3. Brittany
    Posted August 17, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    Also, I bought a little ring at a craft fair for my daughter last year that was rainbow colored and it is so cute! They just used a pony tail holder for the ring part.

  4. Crystal
    Posted January 3, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much! I have been wondering how to make these… who knew it would be so simple!

  5. Posted April 23, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    Hi! I would love to share a tutorial on your blog 🙂 Sorry I contacted you here in the comments, I couldn’t find an email address for you on your blog. Please email me and let me know what you think: . My blog: . Thank you for all of the amazing tutorials, my girls and I have made quite a few of your flowers and used them as hair clippies!

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