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).
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.
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.
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!