31 Crafty Flowers Day One - Mexican Tissue Paper Flowers
31 Crafty Flowers Day Three - Faux Flower & Ribbon Bookmarks for Mom

31 Crafty Flowers Day 2 - Ribbon Petals

Woo-hoo Day Two!


I love these pretty little ribbon flowers.  They are super quick and simple and can be used for so many things.

It's such a great way to use your ribbon scraps, but you can also use:

*strips of  fabric
*magazine pages
*scrapbook paper
*old greeting cards

and anything else that can be cut into strips!

Here's what you need to get started:


Sewing Thread

Step One


Choose the ribbon colors you'd like for your petals.  I chose five petals, but you can make your flower larger or smaller to suit your needs.

Cut the ribbon into about four inch strips.  They don't have to all be exact, but it helps when it comes time to sew them. You can also increase or decrease the length of the ribbon to make larger or smaller petals.

Step Two

Next you'll fold your ribbon strips in half and then stack them in the order you want your petals.


Step Three

Now, run a few stitches up through the bottom of the stack of ribbon and back down again with your needle & thread.  Be sure not to stitch too tightly or your ribbon won't be able to spread out.

Once stitched, you should have a little stack of ribbon that looks something like this:


Step Four

Now it's time to make the petals by gently spreading out your ribbon folds.  You may need to play with them a little bit to get the look you want.

Step Five

Once you have your petals arranged the way you like them, choose a button for the center and attach with needle & thread. 

This will help stabilize your ribbon petals in the position you chose. 



Now your flower is complete!

You could add a ric rac stem and some fabric leaves to make a creative & crafty Mother's Day card:

(Mamas point Daddy to this page if you need to....*wink*)

Or hang it from bakery twine and make a mobile!


I also think these would be super cute sewn on a scrapbook page, a journal cover, a tote bag, a t-shirt or even on blue jeans! 

Hope you have lots of fun making these and don't forget to send me your links!

Here's one from our Mexican Tissue Paper Flowers yesterday from Beckie!  So cute!  Thanks for sharing Beckie!

See ya'll tomorrow with more floral goodness!

"The flowers are springing up, the season of singing birds has come, and the cooing of turtledoves fills the air."
-Song of Solomon TWO verse TWELVE