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Ribbon Flowers | Sewing Crafts

Ribbon Flowers

Total Time Needed: 1-2 Hours

Fashioned from colorful wire ribbon and floral wire, these whimsical blossoms shape up into an impressive Easter bouquet. And unlike real blooms, they'll last long after the holiday.

Materials

  • 19 inches of green wireless ribbon, 1 inch wide
  • Clear double-sided tape, 1/2 inch wide
  • 18-inch floral-wire stem
  • Green thread
  • 3 (8-inch) lengths of green wired ribbon, 1 1/2 inches wide
  • 2-yard length of colorful wired ribbon, 1 1/2 inches wide
  • Hot glue

Instructions

Ribbon Flowers Diagram

1. First create a stem and leaves by assembling the pieces as shown here.

2. Fold the stem ribbon in half, sandwiching the wire and leaf stems inside. Bend one of the leaves so it appears to be sprouting from the opposite side of the stem.

3. To make the blossom, stick double-sided tape along one long edge of the colorful ribbon, as you did for the stem. Peel 4 inches or so of the backing from the tape and wrap the sticky part of the ribbon around the stem top several times.

4. Peel off a little more of the tape backing, then gather the ribbon and press it firmly against the lower edge of the previous layer. Continue in this way, working around the stem until you reach the end of the ribbon. Don't worry about flattening the blossom as you work; you can reshape it when you finish. If you end up with a spot or two that's not holding well, simply secure it with a dab of hot glue (parents only).