Ric Rac Flower

Ric Rac Flower - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I am pretty sure the projects involving Ric Rac are endless!

I love it!

These flowers are perfect for women, teens, and kids.
It also doubles as a hair accessory and pin for clothes, bags, etc.

– Supplies –

1-2 yards 3/4″ Ric Rac
Needle and Thread
Hot Glue
Snap Clip

First, cut out your felt into a circle.
It does not have to be a perfect circle.
I cut out my circles to be about 2 inches.

Now you will take your Ric Rac and wrap it around the outside. Take a stitch to each bottom loop. Just one stitch will do.

You will then keep wrapping and stitching the Ric Rac around until you get to the center.
Just take a few stitches to the center and tie it off in the back.

Here is a close up of the center.

Now that you are finished with the Ric Rac, you just add your embellishment.
I chose a button and I hot glued it onto the flower.
You can definitely stitch the button on, but I didn’t like how my stitching looked with that button.

Ric Rac Flower - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Now we are going to add a snap clip to the back.

You will want to cut out another felt circle about the same size as the first felt circle.
Then cut a little hole at one end where you will stick your snap clip through.

Once you have your snap clip in, you can close it.
Put hot glue onto your Ric Rac flower back and attach the other felt circle with the top of the snap clip touching the back of the felt flower.

And you’re done!!

Ric Rac Flower - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

And of course, the combinations of colors are endless!

Ric Rac Flower - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Ric Rac Flower - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Idea inspiration from Craftiness Is Not Optional.

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  1. Laura
    Posted July 19, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE these. They are SO cute!

  2. Sherrie
    Posted July 19, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    Ric Rac has always been a favorite. Started a few years ago putting it into Korkers, simply because I adore it. I can NOT wait to make some of these flowers! They are wonderful, thank you so much for sharing. Can’t wait to get home and access my Ric Rac stash.

  3. Nora
    Posted July 20, 2011 at 3:16 am | Permalink

    Awesome! How come I don’t come up with this idea? (^_^)

  4. becky
    Posted July 20, 2011 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    Love them!!!

  5. Posted July 20, 2011 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    Love, Love Ric Rac!! Such a great idea to make these flowers with it:) I am so going to try this!!

  6. Brielle Kennington
    Posted July 20, 2011 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    Oh I love it! There are a lot of fabric/ribbon flowers out there but I think I like the ric rac idea the best!

  7. Posted July 20, 2011 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    LOVE THIS!!! I’m going to make some of these for embellish a dress for my daughter. Thanks for the Tutorial!!

  8. Erin Wojcicki
    Posted July 22, 2011 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    Oh my word!, These are the CUTEST flowers EVER!!! I am going to have to buy some ric rac and make them for party favors for my daughters b-day next month. (Honestly, I’ve never really been a fan of ric rac… I know, what’s wrong with me?! LOL!) And am for sure a fan now! Oh goodness, I can’t wait to get started!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!! <3 TRR never fails me!!

  9. Connie W
    Posted July 22, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    These are so pretty!!

  10. Brittany
    Posted July 23, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    Oh my gosh! I can’t wait to make one!

  11. Sherrie
    Posted July 26, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    have gone ric rac flower crazy now what to do with them…hmmmmmmm

  12. vanessa r.
    Posted July 28, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for this tutorial. Hope my ric rac flowers turn as pretty as the ones you did.

  13. Posted July 29, 2011 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    Brilliant & adorable!

  14. Berg the bow maker
    Posted August 12, 2011 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    Oh…. My……gosh. That is The most Genius idea

  15. Berg the bow maker
    Posted August 12, 2011 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    I have made so many of those! But I changed a couple of things. First, instead if sewing, I hot glue( mostly because I’m impatient)and I found out that when you do that it makes the flower flat,and on the back, lnstead of using a snap clip, i used a alligator clip. I hope you read this!

    • Shirley
      Posted August 14, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

      I love hot glue! It makes things go so much faster. But like you said, it does give it a little different look. Still so so so cute! And we love reading your comments! 🙂

  16. Adriana
    Posted September 12, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    I love this flower…and I agree….How come I dont have this ideas?????? hehehhe

  17. Maria Torres
    Posted September 21, 2011 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    I tried this and came out very nice. Thanks for sharing!

  18. dee bruyette
    Posted June 29, 2014 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    Love the ric rac flowers. I have the smallest ric rac I have ever seen. Don’t know what to do with it. Any ideas would be great. Going to make yours. Made one that you had to twist together than sew. Then turn the edges down. Turned out okay but tried another one and couldn’t get it to twist together right.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted June 30, 2014 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

      Hi Dee! Thank you so much for your comment! Ric Rac is so much fun to work with. We have so many awesome tutorials that would work perfectly with your ric rac. We use ric rac on everything from bows to bags, blankets and cute, cute skirts. All you have to do to find those fun projects is do a quick search for ric rac on our blog, and you will see those wonderful projects. Thank you Dee and good luck using your ric rac! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

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