Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tutorial for ribbon roses

Here is finally the promised tutorial for these cute ribbon roses. All you need is ribbon,craft glue and some scissors.





I never measure anything; but take two pieces of ribbon about 4" long. They can be the same or different colors. I chose two different here so that it would be easier to see.

Add some glue in one end and put the ribbons on top of each other.
Fold the edges over like shown;

Then starts the tricky part. You really need both hands to do this, but since I had to take a picture too, I'm just using one.
Roll up from the folded side about three times.
Then twist the ribbons as you continue to roll it up. The twisting is what gives the rose the volume. If you use two colors, make sure that you alternate between the colors facing up.




Every time I do these they turn out a little bit different.
Experiment with the twisting. Twist more and less and inward and outward. The most important thing is that you always have a so called folded side facing up. Not the actual edge of the ribbon.
I'm really not good with words and explaining, but I hope you can tell from the photos what I mean.
Add glue at the end of the ribbons and tuck them underneath the rose. Then trim the ribbons sticking out.


Hopefully you will have something looking like this now.
( These are NOT my favorite colors at all, but since I don't have my stuff yet, I was limited with what they sold on the Base here )




So now when you know how to make those roses you can continue to make this bow/flower thingy;




You'll need
3 ribbons about 2 1/2"
and 4 ribbons about 4".



Add glue to the ends and fold towards the center.

Just glue them on top of each other.



and you will have this;




then add your rose to the middle.



I like them a lot actually and I came up with them aaaaall by myself ;), so please if you use them on a layout, card or whatever I would really appreciate if you gave me credit and linked to my blog.


I have some more ribbon flowers in storage, so be on the lookout.
And next week I will celebrate that I've had my blog for three months so I thought it would be perfect with another giveaway then. So see ya soon!
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35 comments:

Patti said...

Gorgeous......I think you did/do a great job on your tutorials.....I love these and all your other how-to's!!!!

Thank you so much for sharing!

Pocono Pam said...

Thanks for the tutorial!!!! Beautiful!!!!

Robbie said...

Helen, I saw these at sb.com on my favorite artist's posts and I had to 'run' over here to see how you did them!!! They are just terrific! I love the look of the two colors!! Fabulous!!! TFS!

Jackbelle28 said...

Oh, absolutely beautiful! They are so fun and original...I am definately going to use them and I will give you all the credit in the world!!

Terri B said...

These are just gorgeous! I am loving your tutorials. Thank you so very much for sharing them with us all.

ILikePaperCutting said...

Thank Lord. I am so glad I found you blog. Thank you so much for sharing ribbon flowers how to, such a detailed tutorial. Love you.

Carla said...

thanks for the tutorial! I made my own mini paper rose and didn't know what to do with it. I can add this on top of your of bow1 Thanks!

Terri said...

My heart skipped a beat as soon as I saw these!!!! I have been wanting to know to make these for some time. Thank you ever so much for the tut and I will leave a link to your blog for sure!

Darlene said...

thanks so much for all of ur beautiful tutorials!!! i have faved all of them! lol :)

keep the flower how-to's coming! :)

SoRaYa said...

thanks for the tutorial and sharing...thats what i want to learn..i love it

It's What You Imagine said...

I came across your blogsite completely by accident. I love flowers so I was all over your tutorials. I especially love this ribbon flower. I was desperate and needed a black and white flower so I put it together the first time and it came out beautiful. Great tutorial. I'm like you, I am a visual person so I do appreciate your excellent pictures. When I post it I will certainly give you the credit. Thanks so much.

Linda

Alex said...

Wow: great tutorial - loving those bows!

Thanks for sharing,

Alex from England x

Maren said...

Thanks so much for sharing this!! I've been wanting to learn how to make these!! You are AWESOME!!

Maureen Merritt said...

Wow! I am making these TODAY!!!! Thanks a million for this fabulous tutorial!!! Bookmarking your blog :) Best find of the day!

Lim said...

Oh WOW!!! Your tutorials are awesome. Thank you so much for sharing this.
Can I ask you what type of ribbon are you using for the blue and pink flowers? Those colors are beautiful!
Thanks,

LIM

Crie Artezzanato said...

I copied and put your tutorial on my blog, but I put the address on your web site, blog. If you want I can erase what I put there. If you want to be my follower and leave a message, I'll be happy.

My blog www.crieartezzanato.blogspot.com

Thanks

Anita said...

Absolutely wonderful.... Your instructions were really helpful. Thanks a lot... I'll really try making these.

Regina said...

Helen!!! The bows and all your work is amazing. Thanks a lot for sharing your talent with all of us!!

I read that you´re living in Japan. Hope the wheather is great and you can give a lot of fun there!!

Have a wonderful week!!!

Hugs
Regina

Raye said...

Dear Helen,
Its awesome! Just did one following your step-by-step photos. Thank you for the great tutorial!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love these! I have tons of ribbon scraps. Thanks for this.

Jaralubo said...

thank you very much!!!! love your tutorials, I am so glad I found your blog...

Anonymous said...

your idea worked like a charm, i used thin ribbons for the outer rose portion and put them together on a head band. My daughter loves it! thank you!!

Komal said...

thanks for the tutorial. I really loved the end product that is obtained by following very easy steps. Very nice.

Debee Grutzius said...
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Debee Grutzius said...

Sorry for dumb question but I was wondering what type of ribbon you used. I love how it has a texture to it as unlike satin type ribbons. Love all your flowers. Thank you!!

Waseem said...

I wanted how to make these...I give you all the credit...you deserved it.

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creative angle said...

amazing.....thank you very much for tutorials and sharing.i m so hapieeeeee i found your blog.i m your new follower.

creative angle said...

amazing.....thank you very much for tutorials and sharing.i m so hapieeeeee i found your blog.i m your new follower.

noie said...

so cute... i will share this tutorial with my frenz... tq dear :)

dawny said...

I luved the flower bow,always looking for new ways to make flowers for my fantasy vases i make for young girls since being houses bound and bed ridden,I'm just learning to use my kindle fire i wish i could put pics on here,but so happy to find your blog,thanks so much for sharing and your easy instructions.

dawny said...

I luved the flower bow,always looking for new ways to make flowers for my fantasy vases i make for young girls since being houses bound and bed ridden,I'm just learning to use my kindle fire i wish i could put pics on here,but so happy to find your blog,thanks so much for sharing and your easy instructions.

best-cook said...

really nice and very well explained, thank u for sharing!!

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