Have you ever wanted to make one of those gorgeous ribbon roses you've seen all over Pinterest? They aren't as difficult as they look and with a little practice, you'll fast be on your way to being a ribbon rose making Queen! Be sure to bookmark and pin this tutorial for how to make a ribbon rose so you can make them for years to come. 

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I did a tutorial for ribbon roses a few years back that was made up of a step by step photos but I thought that now it was time to share a video on how to make these with satin and heathered ribbons from Offray. It's much easier to see the process via video, right? I just got these gorgeous ribbons in the mail from Offray and I fell in the love with the soft, romantic feel of them. They make absolutely gorgeous roses for shabby chic decor, wedding decor, parties, hair clips, and more. I actually used these to make a few pretty candle wraps: DIY Candle Wraps with ribbon

Choose ribbons in the finish and color that will make your project look the best. Satin are great for weddings and cotton ribbons are awesome for party decor and crafts. And patterned ribbons like this rainbow grosgrain ribbon are really fun for making flowers!

Like these flowers? Use the same ribbon to make these: Ribbon Posies

After getting a comment about how bad this video was (YIKES, click here to see it) I decided to re-edit the video and update it now in 2017. Somewhere along the way I deleted all the audio files and things were lost so other than the video itself, the audio and everything else is totally different. Please let me know if you think this video is easier to follow!

How to make a ribbon rose

Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel if you want to see more tutorials like this one. I'd love to see you make these and use them in your craft projects! Ribbon roses have a luxurious, elegant look that just can't be matched by paper roses. Also, ribbon roses last longer than paper roses for projects like pins, boutonnieres, and hair clips so you should just always make ribbon roses. I mean, why buy flowers ever again?! LOL

Okay, well if you REALLY want to make paper flowers, I made this tutorial showing how to make them with crepe paper: 3 DIY Crepe Paper Flowers

What will you make with your ribbon roses?

For more flower making tutorials, follow my Flower Tutorials Board on Pinterest!

How to make ribbon roses using ANY ribbon - looks best with satin and cotton ribbon. Never buy flowers again - just MAKE your own!! How to make ribbon roses using ANY ribbon - looks best with satin and cotton ribbon. Never buy flowers again - just MAKE your own!! How to make ribbon roses using ANY ribbon - looks best with satin and cotton ribbon. Never buy flowers again - just MAKE your own!!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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15 thoughts on “How to Make a Ribbon Rose

  1. This was AWESOME!! Thank you so much! I’ve been asked to wrap a wedding gift (!) by a friend, so plan to use these in white satin. I can send you a photo when done in a month or so — if you can provide your email.

    ONLY critique — If you could somehow SLOW DOWN the folding process ? However, you speak very clearly and are VERY good at presenting/showing.

    Many Thanks :)

    Posted on May 18, 2017 at 4:54 pm
    1. Thanks! I will make a new version of the vid and slow it down :)

      Posted on June 14, 2017 at 12:43 pm
  2. I can’t make this work. The video is going much to fast for me to see how you are turning the ribbon. I am using 2″ satin ribbon. I have the center barrito roll,m but can’t get further. when I turn the ribbon, it just keep rolling forever without any clear point to turn it again. Help!

    Posted on June 5, 2017 at 3:39 pm
    1. Hello, wow, that video was really bad! My editing skills have gotten better so I made a new version of this vid just for you, here: https://youtu.be/7toI2VVzvwg Hope that helps!

      Posted on June 14, 2017 at 1:54 pm
  3. Thank you for you instructions in how to make a rose you made nice an simple again thank you

    Posted on September 6, 2018 at 11:31 am
  4. This was great – I often watch these and can’t get the twist right – your suggestion of “twisting away” has stuck with me now and it’s working !! Sometimes the simplest of things seem tricky via tutorials. Thanks again 👍👍

    Posted on January 19, 2019 at 2:35 pm
  5. I read a personal story you shared and I admire you courage and humility. You have a big heart! 😍

    Posted on March 8, 2019 at 9:28 am
  6. Very nice article written

    Posted on April 3, 2020 at 1:32 pm
  7. That was an awesome tutorial. I need to make a bunch to ho on a wedding dress. I am wanting them about 3 inches wide. What width of ribbon should I use?
    and still 1 yard?

    Posted on April 18, 2021 at 5:34 pm
    1. Hi, sorry I just saw this – use 1.5″ to 2″ ribbon – it will also depend on how tight you fold the roses.

      Posted on June 8, 2021 at 1:19 pm