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Satin Ribbon Flower Tutorial - Girl Loves Glam

Wednesday 18th of November 2015

[…] April 8, 2013 By McKenzie 5 Comments This post contains affiliate links. This post was seen first on What’s Cooking with Ruthie I am so excited to share this tutorial with you today! I have a little secret/confession to make. I have known how to make this flower for many years now, but I wasn’t quite ready to share my secret until now! You are probably wondering why. My answer? It was my secret weapon in my Etsy shop! These flowers were SO popular and I didn’t see anyone else with similar ones out there! Now that I have decided to close my Etsy shop, I am ready to share my secrets with you! You are going to learn how to make this adorable satin ribbon flower! To make one of your own, you need… *Satin ribbon– Any size works! Thicker ribbon makes bigger flowers, thinner ribbon makes smaller flowers *Needle *Thread *Beads or buttons to put in the center The lengths that I will be using in this tutorial will be for the 1 1/2 inch thick satin ribbon. They can easily be adjusted for the other ribbon sizes. All lengths that I use are estimates. First, you want to thread your needle and tie a knot in the end. Fold the ribbon over about 3-4 inches creating what is close to a 45 degree angle (see second picture). Repeat this step going the opposite direction and fold over behind your previous fold. Hold it into place and sew the middle pieces into place (see third picture). Flip the entire flower over so that the long piece you are working with is on the top. Fold that piece over again like you did in the first two steps, bringing the ribbon across the center of the flower. Sew that piece in place (see fourth picture). Pinch ribbon together close to the spot where the thread is sewn through and sew that piece down (see fifth picture). Continue ruffling the ribbon around the center of the flower, sewing the ruffles into place as you go (see sixth picture). Sew ruffles all the way around the flower until you have made a full circle (see seventh picture). Cut off excess ribbon, leaving about an inch left. Fold remaining ribbon in half and sew onto the center of the flower (see eighth picture). Sew buttons or beads in the center (see ninth picture). The great thing about these flowers, is that they can be customized in so many ways! They can be big or small. They can have a button in the center or beads, they can be put on a pin, a clip, or a headband. They can even have feathers added to them! They really can be transformed! I love making these flowers. Once you make a few, it comes really easily too! Come see my other flower tutorial and hair accessory tutorial too! I’m linking to these great link parties here. […]

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[...] It is a really easy project that I think can add a lot of color and life to your decor. The great part about it is that you can do any types of flowers or plants that really fit your style. I wanted something bright and colorful to bring a lot of life to my room. To make your own, here is what you need… *Picture frame*Faux flowers*Paper*Paper cutter Cut your paper to the size of the picture frame. Lay out your flower petals on the paper to get an idea of what it will look like when it is squished in the picture frame. Arrange the flowers the way you want them to be in the frame. Lay the flowers out the way you wanted them to look onto the glass of your picture frame. If you want them to go a certain direction, remember to lay them the opposite direction that they were when they were laying on the paper. Put the paper behind the flowers and put the back of the picture frame on. Viola! You are done. Isn’t that a great, easy way to bring your decor to life? Now go create something inspired by flowers!I’m linking this to these great parties here! [...]

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