Rickety Rackety

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I LOVE ric rac. It's pretty much on every project I have ever made :)

I saw a flower made with ric rac somewhere and thought, “I could do that.” Well, it wasn't as easy I thought but I finally got the knack of it. To create a fun flower like this (below) you'll need about 12″ of ric rac, a button with twine tied in the center, a project to put the flower on (or a paper circle if you don't know what to use the flower for yet), glues dots (for the button), and hot glue or Glue Lines.

Use a fairly thick ric rac material, about 3/4″ wide. The ric rac should also be soft and flexible (not that stiff nylon stuff).

I prefer to use Glue LINES to build these flowers but you can also use hot glue to adhere the flower to your page. I say Glue LINES because I actually lay them out on the surface where I want to place the flower in rows to form almost a square shape. The Glue Lines allow for a little more play time to make sure my flower looks just right as I am building it — hot glue dries a little too fast for me but if you want the strength of hot glue, you can always add a little between the layers of the flower after you've assembled it with Glue Lines.


1. Arrange the Glue Lines in a column on the project, about 3 lines, to form a square. If using hot glue, apply a circle of glue to the project.

2. Press one end of the ric rac on the outside of the Glue Lines or hot glue circle. Run the ric rac around the perimeter of the glue until it forms a ric rac circle.

3. Continue making a spiral, working towards to middle of the circle. Trim the end of the ric rac once you get to the center of the circle.

4. Add the button with twine bow to the center for a fast and fun flower.

Posted by Jennifer Priest
The Everyday Scrapper Contributor

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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4 thoughts on “Rickety Rackety

  1. Really cute! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Posted on July 20, 2010 at 6:26 pm
  2. Cute flower – I really like the colors you used.

    Posted on July 24, 2010 at 7:27 am
  3. Thanks for posting this I know you told me at the class but this helps me (visual learner) a lot!

    Posted on July 28, 2010 at 11:31 pm
  4. Gotta try this! :)

    Posted on July 21, 2011 at 4:47 pm