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Ribbon Roses

Diy, CraftsGabriela SimsComment

These are a few roses that I made from organdy ribbon.  

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These are simple to create, here's what you'll need: 

  • Ribbon that you like (1-1/2 inches wide and 30 inches long)
  • Stem wire 
  • Needle and thread coordinating colors will be best, but any should work. 
  • Wire cutters  
  • Scissors
  • Green satin fabric (1/2 inch wide by 6 inches long) 
  • Fabric glue

 

 

Start by folding ribbon down at a 45 degree angle about 3" from one end. 

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Then fold down the again forming a point. 

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Continue using the long part as the "working" ribbon.

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You'll form a "diamond".

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Continue like this until you have 4 layers of diamonds.

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Now you'll find a tiny hole in the center: 

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Thread the end of the ribbon you were folding ("working" ribbon end) through the hole, gently, until there is enough to  grab, try not to pull too hard.  

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Twist the end in a clockwise direction while gently holding the layers in the opposite hand and releasing them as the edges begin to twist.

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When you reach the end grab the loose end and bunch it with the end you pulled through and sew them together with your needle and thread. 

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Trim excess ribbon.

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Cut length of wire to about 5". 

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Wrap wire around edge of fabric. 

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Cover stitches with small piece of green fabric and glue, then you're done. 

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Now you've made your first flower, make a bunch and turn them into pins or into a tiny garden! 😃 

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