Wired Ribbon Rose

Wired Ribbon Rose - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

There is something to be said about easy quick projects!  Who doesn’t love them?
This rose is no sew and could be made in about a minute!!   Would you think it could be that easy when you look at it?


Wired Ribbon
Felt Circle
Bar pin
Single Prong Clip
Hot Glue Gun

I used Cyclamen Anisha Wired Ribbon for this flower.  The Ribbon Retreat has a huge selection of Wired Ribbon in different sizes, textures and colors. This flower would be great with all of them!

For this flower I cut a piece of wired ribbon to 60″.  The ribbon width I used was 2 1/2″.

I pulled the wire out of all the ends of the ribbon.

I gathered the ribbon by pushing the ribbon toward the center.  As you can see in the picture above the wire is sticking out of both ends.  Make sure your wire is sticking out so it doesn’t get lost in the middle somewhere.

After the ribbon is gathered fold one end over.

Then fold the ribbon in half length wise.  Because it’s folded in half it has a “bubble” look.  It is always nice to go with a different look.

Start rolling the end of the ribbon that you folded over.

Continue rolling the rose, gluing as you go.

When you are done rolling and gluing cover the back with a piece of the wired ribbon.
I pulled out the wire and glued the edges under. Then I glued it to the flower.

I put a Single Prong Clip and a bar pin to the back for versatility.

I am excited to wear this in my hair, pin it to a shirt or a purse, I might even pin it to a belt! So many options!

Wired Ribbon Rose - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

For a bigger version of this flower (one that isn’t folded in half) click on this link Scented Fabric Decorative Balls.   At the end of the post I show you how to make another version of a wired ribbon flower.  I put 3 of these wired ribbon flowers on a wreath.  There are so many fun ways to use these flowers!

Wired Ribbon Rose - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Have fun with this flower!   How could you not?  It gathers with practically no effort and then you just roll and glue!

I think that is the definition of easy!

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  1. Erica
    Posted October 20, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    this is really cute! I cant wait to try it out 🙂 thanks!

    • Cherie
      Posted October 21, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Erica! I can’t wait for you to try it out! You will just love how easy and fast it is!

  2. Posted October 29, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    Super chic and so pretty. It’s no wonder so many of us love ribbon crafts. 🙂
    Lella x

  3. Posted November 20, 2011 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

    Wow gr8. Loved it

  4. Marjean
    Posted December 15, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    Making these as pins for Christmas presents. So far those I gave them to love them. Thanks for posting all these awesome projects.

    • Cherie
      Posted December 22, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

      You’re welcome Marjean! What a fun present!

  5. Tinie
    Posted July 5, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    Wow! fantastic! I’ll try it! 🙂

  6. Valerie
    Posted September 25, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    This is super cute! I’m curious how big did this turn out with the length of ribbon that you used?

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 26, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

      Hi Valerie! This flower turned out to be about 4″. Thanks for your comment! – Shirley 🙂

  7. ashley rosas
    Posted February 21, 2013 at 7:27 am | Permalink

    omg im bearly 14 years old going to turn 15th on april 10 and im so happy that this is my fave thing to do when im bored i love it thanks for the awsome projects u have given here i try it and it came out cool and my friends loved it still doing thi ribbon in diff colors

  8. Jodi
    Posted November 20, 2013 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    Do you leave the wire in the ribbon while making the flower? Do you know if it is washable with the wire inside?

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted November 21, 2013 at 10:22 am | Permalink

      Hi Jodi! Thank you for your question. Yes, you will leave the wire in the ribbon when you make your flower. The wire is awesome, because it helps you manipulate the ribbon so your flower will look exactly like you want it to. If you wash your ribbon, I would be really careful and make sure to wash it in gentle or you could even spot clean it. Thanks Jodi! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

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