So I have all this gorgeous May Arts Silk Ribbon that I got from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, and I wanted to create a tutorial on how to make silk ribbon flowers for your cards, projects or scrapbook pages. I've made two types of flowers and the tutorial is below. Enjoy!
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Supplies needed for Silk Flowers:
Size 26 needle with double stranded pink floss
Chenille Needle (large eye needle for wide silk ribbon)
Rhinestones, Pearls and Stamens (at your local craft store in the wedding section)
Instructions for Silk Flowers:
For burgundy silk flower, fold silk ribbon lengthwise about 1/8 from the top edge. With needle and thread, sew a running stitch along the length of the ribbon. Pull thread tight until ribbon gathers into a circle and tie tightly. Fluff inner ribbon for your flower.
To create the leaves, tie a knot in each of the two 4 inch pieces of olive silk ribbon in the center. With sharp scissors, cut ends at a pointed angle. Glue knot to back of your burgundy flower and arrange your leaves. Tie a multi-looped bow with the Olive burlap string, fold and glue to the back of your burgundy flower. Add shiny rhinestones or pearls in the centers.
To make your ribbon rose, cut a circle with Spellbinders™ Nestabilities® Standard Circles LG #3. With needle and thread, sew 5 spokes onto the circle as shown. This is the base for your silk ribbon rose. You can make this smaller to fit your creation.
Thread the Chenille needle with the pink ribbon length and bring it up through the center hole in your circle and glue the end of the ribbon to the back. Twist your length of silk ribbon until it spirals a bit, then insert it underneath one of the floss spokes on your circle. (This makes each rose petal more fluffy when you twist the ribbon). Skip the next spoke, then go under the following spoke. Pull the ribbon snug against the center as shown in the second photo.
Continue in the same manner around the circle, twisting the ribbon, and going under a spoke, skipping the next one, then going under again. Do not pull these ribbons tight. You want to keep it loose as your rose starts to form. Keep doing this until you run out of ribbon. Glue the end of the ribbon underneath the petals. Fluff and adjust the petals to your liking.
To create the leaves for your rose, add glue to one end of your green silk ribbon piece and fold and adhere as shown in first photo. Fold one corner down to make a triangle and glue to the back of the rose circle. Make 3 leaves.
Paper: K & Company Charlotte, Bazzill Burgundy and White cardstock
Accessories: Recollections Pearls, Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L 3D Foam Dots