Scrappy Braided Flower

Scrappy Braided Flower - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

On Cherie’s last post, Ruffle Butt Bloomers, she said she had some fabric scraps leftover and asked what she should do with them. A few of you said to make rolled roses.

I LOVE rolled roses!
They are so easy and cute!

These are a different take to the rolled roses.

I had my 16-year-old niece over for a sleep over and craft night and she came up with this super cute Scrappy Braided Flower!

Scrappy Braided Flower - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

All you need is fabric, a felt circle, and hot glue.
You’re set!

Cut your fabric into three strips.
The length depends on how big you want your flower to be.
Mine is about 1 1/2″ wide and my strips were about 18″.

Then tie a knot in one end.

Now place the knotted end under something heavy or under a piece of strong tape.

Now start braiding! :)
My braid was a little bit loose.

When your braid is finished, tie a tight knot at the end.
Cut off the excess.
This is the knot you will be gluing down in the next step.

Now get out your felt circle (I get mine from The Ribbon Retreat all pre-cut!)
Put hot glue on the end of your braid and put it in the middle of the felt circle.

Put hot glue around the felt circle, guiding your braid around and gluing it down.

If your braid comes off the circle, you can put hot glue on the edge of the flower and continue going around.

When you get to the end, you can glue your knot to the side.

I love this scrappy look and it’s so cute on everything! :)

Scrappy Braided Flower - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Now if you do a tighter braid, it looks just as cute!
Here is an example.

Scrappy Braided Flower - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Now go and use up those scraps! :)

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20 Comments

  1. Posted August 9, 2011 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    Love it!! So simple and super cute!!

  2. Monica H
    Posted August 9, 2011 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    Do you have instructions for the regular rolled roses by chance?

    • Shirley
      Posted August 9, 2011 at 9:49 am | Permalink

      We don’t, but I can do some for you in the next week or so! :)

  3. Michelle Robson
    Posted August 9, 2011 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    Those are awesome!!

  4. johanna
    Posted August 9, 2011 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    monica, all you have to do is use one scrap and twist it as you go instead of using the braid. its the same concept!

  5. Monica H
    Posted August 9, 2011 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    Awesome – thank you ladies!

  6. Posted August 10, 2011 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    Another really cute twist on this is to use 3 different colors in the braid or mix a strip of lace in there. I’ve been goofing around with this style for a few nights now and LOVING it

    • Shirley
      Posted August 10, 2011 at 11:26 am | Permalink

      That sounds really cute Doray! Especially the lace!

  7. Brittany
    Posted August 17, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Permalink

    I made some headbands using this technique last fall. Daisey is wearing one in our family pic on our blog. So fun!

  8. Carla Carter
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 6:29 am | Permalink

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing how to make these! I am going to try it and see if I can use them in my photography business!

  9. Janie Kusno
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    oh dear…….so cute

  10. Nancy
    Posted September 17, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    I love these. This is the one I was talking about that I wanted to make. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these!!!!

  11. Kristen
    Posted October 3, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    What do you do with the knot at the end. Mine looks so big and out of place on the flower and I can’t even see the end knot on the pic. ??

    • Shirley
      Posted October 3, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

      Kristen, the knot is just hot glued to the side. It is small and isn’t too noticeable. I tied the knot and then cut off the extra. If that doesn’t work for yours, you can try not knotting the end, and just tucking the extra fabric under the flower. Just make sure to glue it well. Let me know if this works for you. :)

  12. Kristen
    Posted October 3, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Shirley, I’m going to try again! My knot just looked so big and I tried to pull it as tight as possible. I’ll get this! lol Thanks again!!

  13. jane
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    okay i was wondering dose it mattter what you use for fabric?could i use a old t-shirt?a pair of jeans?or a bandana?

    • Shirley
      Posted November 19, 2011 at 12:16 am | Permalink

      I haven’t tried anything other than the awesome cotton fabric at The Ribbon Retreat. You could try it and see how it turns out! :)

  14. Dianne
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Thanks so much! I wanted something simple for a little sundress for size 3 and this flower was perfect! Thanks for your tutorials I love them!

  15. Natalie
    Posted June 5, 2013 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    Loved this so much i had to try it. It came out great and was so easy to do. Thanks for the great post!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted June 6, 2013 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

      Hi Natalie! Thank you for your comment. We are so glad they worked out for you! I bet they are adorable! :)

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