Rick Rack Flower Tutorial

Rick Rack Flower Tutorial - Beautiful handmade flowers using Rick Rack! So cute and easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Everyone loves Rick Rack! And it creates beautiful petals for the cutest flowers. Learn how to make your own with our Rick Rack Flower Tutorial. Click to read more!


Hi! I’m Emily from Bits of Everything. This little flower made out of Rick Rack is cute, quick, and easy!

There are tons of different color combinations you could use. You can be as creative as you want!

There is still time to make some for Christmas presents too, so hurry…don’t wait! :)

~ Rick Rack Flower Tutorial ~

Here are the supplies you need!

Rick Rack Flower Tutorial - Beautiful handmade flowers using Rick Rack! So cute and easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

#1. 1 yard Ric Rac
(Size and color your choice. I used 3/4″ Turquoise)
#2. 2 Felt Circles
(You’ll want it to match as close as you can. I ordered Sapphire and it was perfect!)
#3. 1-12mm Clear Rhinestones
#4. 1-40mm Rectangular Snap Clip
#5. Glue Gun, Matching Thread and a Needle

Start by treating the end of your rick rack so that it doesn’t fray. Next, starting on the outside of the circle, begin sewing the rick rack and continue going around the outside.

Rick Rack Flower Tutorial - Beautiful handmade flowers using Rick Rack! So cute and easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

After you get all the way around, I like to put the curves of the second row, in the dips of the first row.

Rick Rack Flower Tutorial - Beautiful handmade flowers using Rick Rack! So cute and easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Sometimes this will mean you have to stretch it out a little or pull them a little closer together.

Rick Rack Flower Tutorial - Beautiful handmade flowers using Rick Rack! So cute and easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Just keep going around until you are at the middle and you have covered the felt circle completely.

Rick Rack Flower Tutorial - Beautiful handmade flowers using Rick Rack! So cute and easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I cut and treat the end of my rick rack, and then tack it down in the center.

Then tie a knot on the back and cut your unwanted string.

Rick Rack Flower Tutorial - Beautiful handmade flowers using Rick Rack! So cute and easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Then just hot glue the rhinestone in the center!

Rick Rack Flower Tutorial - Beautiful handmade flowers using Rick Rack! So cute and easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

To add the clip, I cut a small slit in the 2nd felt circle and slip my clip into it.

Rick Rack Flower Tutorial - Beautiful handmade flowers using Rick Rack! So cute and easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I secure the clip by hot gluing it to the felt.

Rick Rack Flower Tutorial - Beautiful handmade flowers using Rick Rack! So cute and easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Next I glue both pieces of felt together and you are finished! Simple as that!

Seriously… you’ve got to try it!

Rick Rack Flower Tutorial - Beautiful handmade flowers using Rick Rack! So cute and easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Rick Rack Flower Tutorial - Beautiful handmade flowers using Rick Rack! So cute and easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Here is how it looks in my little girl’s hair!

Rick Rack Flower Tutorial - Beautiful handmade flowers using Rick Rack! So cute and easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Just for fun, I used the Jumbo sized rick rack to sew a bigger flower.

Here is how it turned out! This time I put a hair clip and a clip that you can attach to clothing on it!

I used a 3 1/2″ felt circle on the back! I also obviously used a bigger rhinestone in the center.

Rick Rack Flower Tutorial - Beautiful handmade flowers using Rick Rack! So cute and easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Here are a few more projects I’ve put together using this technique!

Rick Rack Flower Tutorial - Beautiful handmade flowers using Rick Rack! So cute and easy! {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}


Thank you so much Emily!

I love this Rick Rack Flower Tutorial. These flowers are so easy to make and absolutely adorable. The Ribbon Retreat carries over 25 colors of Rick Rack in 4 different sizes. There are so many uses for Rick Rack as well. We love it!

Check out more of our hair accessory tutorials by clicking the link. And if you loved this tutorial, you’ll love more from Emily on Bits of Everything so check it out and see what you’re missing! :)

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Have a great day! ~ Shirley, The Ribbon Retreat Blog Editor

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3 Comments

  1. Posted December 11, 2012 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    I just LOVE this and can’t wait to try it out on my girls! I’ve always really liked the way ric-rac looks, so of course this is my kind of bow. Thanks for sharing-I’ve pinned to my to do list. :-)

  2. Kimaloo
    Posted July 5, 2014 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    I made a simple little sunglass case that I need a quick embellishment for it and this was perfect! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!~

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted July 7, 2014 at 7:16 am | Permalink

      Hi Kimaloo! You are welcome and YAY!!! Ric rac is so much fun to use and one of my favorite to use for embellishments! Great job and thank you so much for your awesome comment! Have a wonderful day and thank you again! Michelle :)

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