I love these easy-to-make Ric Rac Roses!
Isn’t it beautiful?
You can make these and use them in hair, on jewelry, on clothing, as embellishments on anything!
And with The Ribbon Retreat’s large selection of Ric Rac, your possibilities are endless!
They are also sold at an awesome price for $.65 a yard!
– Supplies –
The first thing to know about this Ric Rac Rose is that the wider the Ric Rac, the taller the rose.
And the longer the Ric Rac, the wider the rose.
If you wanted to make some tiny ones, I would go with the smallest size Ric Rac.
I started out by cutting two pieces of Ric Rac at 21 inches.
I ended up using a bit less than 21 inches… probably 16 or 17 inches. I cut off the excess when I got to the size I wanted.
Now we are going to “braid” the two pieces of Ric Rac together.
Keep going until you get to the end.
Take the end and curl the Ric Rac in.
Continue rolling the Ric Rac.
As I was rolling it, I found that I liked one side more than the other.
So I focused on that side, making sure I liked how it looked.
You can put a little hot glue on the sides as you are rolling it.
I would just put a dab for every round.
If you forget to do it, like me :), I’ve found it still stays together really well.
Here is how the side looks.
When you like the size of your rose, you can stop rolling.
Put a little glue where you want to end the Ric Rac.
Now put some glue on the under side of the rose.
Bring the Ric Rac under the rose and adhere it to the glue.
If you have some excess Ric Rac, this is where you will cut it off.
Then glue the tails securely under the rose.
Now we are finished with the rolling and gluing.
It looks pretty, just like this!
But I love the petals, so we’re going to pull the edges of the Ric Rac down.
Keep pulling the Ric Rac edges down until you like how it looks.
I stopped half way up my rose.
Your Ric Rac rose is ready to be attached to what you wish. I think it would look beautiful in hair, on a necklace, on a purse, on earrings, so many things!
I decided to put mine on a ring.
I got a Stretchy Ring Base from The Ribbon Retreat.
I put quite a bit of hot glue on the base part.
Then attach your Ric Rac rose.
After I let it dry for a bit, I pushed the edges of the rose down over the base so it was a little flatter.
I LOVE it!
It will definitely add some fun to my wardrobe.
So hurry and get some Ric Rac from The Ribbon Retreat and make your own beautiful Ric Rac rose!