Spring time is coming and flowers are abound! Flowers are also great to add to romantic settings, like a date night or Valentine's Day. A few years ago, I started a Pinterest board all about making flowers. Michelle Van Etten and I taught an online class series all about making flowers, called All About Flowers, and in 2011 I combined all 4 courses into one HUGE course on flowers. You can buy the DVD of all of our flower making techniques and ideas in my etsy shop: All About Flowers DVD. Today I was to share a very simple flower you can make with wired ribbon in this tutorial for how to make a ribbon flower, or posie.

How to make pretty handmade ribbon flowers - it's so easy!
How to make pretty handmade ribbon flowers – it's so easy!

To create this flower, you will need the following supplies:

  • 1.5″ wide wired ribbon
  • scissors
  • glue gun
  • beads or buttons to fill the center
  • felt or chipboard circle for the base
Create these pretty posies with wired ribbon in about 2 minutes!
Create these pretty posies with wired ribbon in about 2 minutes!

To create the petals, you'll cut a scallop border along one end of an 18″ long piece of ribbon. For pointed petals, cut a zig zag pattern along the edge of the ribbon.  I made a short video to share how to make these ribbon flower posies from start to finish:

Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel if you want to see more tutorials like this one. These flowers are gorgeous on craft projects, for hair accessories, or even on home decor! Stay tuned all week as I share a variety of projects you can create with these flowers as well as a tutorial for creating ribbon roses. We'll ring spring in no matter what Punxsutawney Phil says this year!



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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5 thoughts on “How to Make a Ribbon Flower

  1. So simple, yet so gorgeous. Thank you, just what I was looking for.

    Posted on March 26, 2021 at 4:16 am