In just a few minutes you can make these sweet ribbon flowers! Add one to your beach tote, gift bag, headband, a backpack or how cute on a pair of flip flops. You will want to make more then one!!
- Grosgrain ribbon
- Candle or lighter
- Needle and matching thread
- Button(s) for center
I have 7/8″ ribbon cut into 7 one and half inch long petals, rounded one end. Now you want to singe all the raw edges by holding them to a flame! You can use a candle or a lighter, I like using a lighter!
With needle and thread, stitch the ends of each petal. I like to fold in half the straight end of the ribbon, then fold up each side (it makes a W) and stitch together. You want to do the same to all the petals.
Now run the needle through the end of each petal, forming a circle. I think the flower looks best if the “W” stitch is facing the same on all petals as you sew them together. You may need to make a few small stitches each time you add a petal to hold in place. If needed go around again, stitching each petal together!
Flip over and add a button(s) center! This flower is 2 1/2″ when finished.
Your ribbon flower is ready for…a hair clip or headband, sew a safety pin to the back and pin on a tote bag or backpack!
The first ribbon flower shown (the print one) the ribbon size is 1 1/2″ and I cut each petal 2 1/2″ long!