Ruffled Ribbon Flower

ruffle-ribbon-flower

Contributor post by Danielle at Korker Krazy

Ruffled hair flowers seem to be popping up everywhere this spring and for good reason; They are girly, hand-made crafty, and have that sweet vintage charm that we all love!  All you need is ribbon, scissors, needle, thread, and a simple gathering stitch to whip up one of these little darlings.

Supplies Needed:
7/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon in Pink, Shocking Pink and White.
Upholstery Thread and Needle
Hot Glue Gun & Glue
Rotary Cutter/Wood Burner/Scissors
Bottle Cap Image & Epoxy Sticker (Optional)
White Felt Circles
Alligator Clip

DSCN5477

Step 1: Cut your ribbon. You need six 3″ pieces for your top layer and nine 3″ pieces for your bottom layer.
I cut three pieces each of pink and shocking pink and nine pieces of white.

Heat seal all your ribbon ends.

DSCN5478

Step 2: Thread your first piece of ribbon onto the needle. Starting with one short end make a running stitch.

DSCN5479

Step 3: Make a running stitch down the long side of your ribbon piece.

DSCN5480

Step 4: Make a running stitch down the last short side of your ribbon piece.

DSCN5481

Step 5: Push the ribbon piece to the knot at the end of your ribbon. You will see you have formed your first ribbon petal.

DSCN5482DSCN5483

DSCN5484DSCN5485

Step 6: Continue the same steps above with each piece of ribbon. If you are using multiple colors make sure you align them on your thread the way you want your finished flower.

After all your petals are added to the flower. Pull your thread tightly and tie several knots to hold the flower together.

DSCN5486DSCN5487

DSCN5488

Step 7: Complete the above steps with your white ribbon. You now have two separate flowers. You can adjust your petals by gently pulling on them.

DSCN5489

Step 8: Glue your flowers together. Run a line of glue around the center of the white flower and press your pink flower down.

DSCN5490

Step 9: Glue your felt circle onto the bottom of your flower.

DSCN5491DSCN5492

Step 10: Glue your image onto the center of your flower. Add your alligator clip to the back.

Your flower is finished! I just love the way these look on a woven headband. If you are interested in adding a woven headband with your flower you can find my tutorials for those here.

DSCN5493

Visit the rest of our blog for more Crafting Tutorials and DIY Instructions!