Pretty ribbon flowers can be used to embellish all kinds of things such as tote bags, headbands, hair clips, shirts, brooches, scrapbooks and albums, gift toppers, etc. They can be made from assorted trims like organza, velvet, satin, grosgrain, pleated…you name it, there’s a flower you can make out of it! Here are over a dozen tutorials showing you how to make them including folded roses and ruffly flowers, enjoy!
No-Sew Rosette: Shows how to make a pretty flower using wired edge ribbon and a dab of hot glue.
Pleated: Made with satin or grosgrain pleated ribbon, a bit of glue, a piece of chipboard and a button.
Easy Pretties: Finish with pretty gem centers, button centers or leave as-is.
Rolled & Folded Roses: Made by rolling and folding then stitching in place every few sections to secure in place.
Rolled: Ribbon is first attached to a circle punch (with hot glue) then twisted and rolled around the circle (while being glued in place).
Double Layer Organza Petals: Made with wire edge organza ribbon, fold and pleat into petals (held in place by a few stitches in the center). Embellish with pretty beads in the center.
Folded Roses: Folded at right angles to build a stack of folded squares and then pulled to shape.
Rick-Rack Rosettes: Made with two strips of medium rick-rack sewn together then simply rolled and dabbed with hot glue.
Five Petals with Rounded Ends: Here’s an interesting technique that rounds the ribbon edge with a washer and wood burning tool.