Friday, April 19, 2013

How to make a ribbon flower tutorial

Ribbon Flower

Supplies need:
Ribbon- (brands used are Offray, Celebrate It, and Really Reasonable Ribbon)
Adhesive-(glue dots mini and ultra-thin), Score tape or Recollections red backing adhesive can be used.
Ruler or Craft Mat with rule lines on it
Circle Punch-(¾” -1”) is best You can cut them out by hand. They do not need to be perfect. They are a base for the flower.

Other items need for card:
Copics or other coloring medium
Card base
Cardstock and designer papers
Adhesive- (ATG runner, and Zig pen)
White flocking
Scotch Quick Dry glue

How to Make the Ribbon Flower:

Gather items needed and set up your work station.

Using a circle punch, punch out circles. You can cut some out by hand if you do not have a punch. They do not have to be perfect. The size needs to be between ¾’ – 1”.

Measure Ribbon to 16” lengths and cut.

Now cut the ribbon into lengths of 2”. You can do this as shown by measuring each 2” length.


You can cut your 16” length then fold it in half and cut it.

Fold each half in half and cut again till you have eight 2” lengths. You will need eight of each color or 16 pieces of one color.

Here are all my strips of ribbon cut at 2”.

I used Glue Dots to put my flowers together. Place one end of the ribbon on a glue dot.

Now place the other end on another Glue Dot and then place that end onto the other end of the ribbon making a loop. Repeat this till all the ribbon pieces are loops.

Note: You can leave the loops on the Glue Dot backing paper till you are ready to make your flower.

Note: If your ribbon is double sided you do not need to worry. If it has a design make sure the design will be facing up when you make your loops.

Now start with the color you want on the bottom. Do the north and south poles first. Now do the west and east so you have a plus sign.

Now place a loop between each of the other loops. Depending on how close to the edge you place your ribbon loops will determine the size of your flower.

This is what you should have so far.

Now for the Second layer.

Place a loop between each loop. Bring this layer of loops in a little too so they do not go out as far as the first layer.

Keep placing the loops till all the loops are on the flower.

Place an Ultra-thin Glue Dot on the back of your button.

Now place the button on the flower center.

Here are the finished flowers.

Now choose your digis and color them with your choice of medium. I am using Robyn’s Fetish 5 Little Froggies and Red Hat Bear. You can find them here

Copics used are:
5 Little Froggies- frogs- YG01,YG03, YG05, YG41, YG61, YG63, YG67, G03, G05, G07, R35, well stones-C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, E41, roof-W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, W10, crank- E31, E33, E37, rope- E000, grass- G05, YG01,YG03
Red Hat Bear-Reds-R29, R35, R56, R59, Purples- V01, V04, V06, V09, Bear- E11, E13, E31, E33, E57, E59, RV06, Leaves and stem- G05, YG01, YG03, flowers- RV06, V01, V06, V09, Rose- RV02, RV06, RV10

Now you are ready to make your cards.

Here are my cards using the ribbon flowers. The yellow one makes a wonderful sun.

Note: I have made half and even ¼ ribbon flowers to use on cards. The ¼ flower works great in a corner and the half works well along an edge.

Note: I normally color my digis first then make my flowers to match my digis.

Note: The grass is the negative cut from cutting out grass using Cricut cartridge Easter 2010. The flourishes are cut from Cindy Loo Cricut cartridge.

Note: The clouds are from A Beary Fine Day digi.  I put quick dry glue on the clouds covering them then poured flocking on it and shacked off the excess. Let dry, then cut them out.

I hope you have enjoyed my Tutorial and will give this a try. The flowers look wonderful in all kinds of colors.

Have a wonderful day. See you next time. Edwina


Marilyn said...


Lynnel Lynch said...

So easy and your presentation was great. Thanks for sharing.
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