A quick look at my paper flower portfolio.
These are a few roses that I made from organdy ribbon.
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
- 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.
Then fold down the again forming a point.
Continue using the long part as the "working" ribbon.
You'll form a "diamond".
Continue like this until you have 4 layers of diamonds.
Now you'll find a tiny hole in the center:
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.
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.
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.
Trim excess ribbon.
Cut length of wire to about 5".
Wrap wire around edge of fabric.
Cover stitches with small piece of green fabric and glue, then you're done.
Now you've made your first flower, make a bunch and turn them into pins or into a tiny garden! 😃