Oct 27, 2009

Create your own ribbon flowers...

I've recently discovered how to create ribbon flowers, and can't stop making them now! I want to attach them to everything...pages, cards, sweaters....you name it!
Let me show you how:
1. Cut any width of ribbon about 12" long or so. The ribbon I used is 1 and 1/2" wide.
2. Thread a needle with embroidery floss. You can use any color of floss, because it will not show.
3. Run needle up and down all the way along the length of the ribbon about 1/2" from the edge. Leave a tail of floss at each end.4. Pull the floss and gather the ribbon up into a circle.5. Overlap ends of ribbon. Tie ends of floss in a knot very tightly. Trim extra floss away.
6. Add a button to the center, if you wish. I use glue dots to adhere the button to the flower. You can also sew them on if you wish.

Here is the finished page:I attached the flower to the large tag and journaled underneath.
Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial. Have a great day,
Danielle

11 comments:

Charlene said...

Fantastic!!!! I can do this :-) Thanks Danni~~

Charity Hassel said...

gorgeous!

Jen said...

handmade flowers popping up everywhere!

bombamagagna said...

wonderful!

merryheart2 said...

this is super!
thanks for sharing.

hippy_chick said...

& it looks so easy, im going to have a go now, lol!!!

Vel said...

Ooh, I love this! It's very much like the fabric yo-yo flowers I've been making. I must try this! TFS!

Beth Perry said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! SO GOING TO MAKE THEM! AND LOVE THE FLAPS! SO COOL! Such a beautiful layout!

roree said...

Too cute, Dani! Love that flower!

Jennifer Y said...

I love this Dani! I will have to try it! Your layout is gorgeous! :)

Renata Pacheco said...

Beautiful flower, Dani! Thanks for sharing!