Ribbon Flower, 2 Layer Large, 4 inches wide

I made one of these for my niece for her 1st birthday party, as a Minion theme.

But I didn’t write down the measurements, so I’m just trying to recreate it, 2 years later with a Trolls theme. Here’s what I’m trying…

Top small flower bow: (2) 6″ of 3/8″ ribbon in 2 colors, I chose fuchsia and hot pink.

Bottom bigger flower bow: (2) 8″ of 3/8″ ribbon in 3 colors, I chose white, mint green and turquoise.

Spikes: (2) 4″ of 7/8″ ribbon in 2 colors, I chose turquoise and fuchsia. V cut ends.

Seal ends of all ribbon with a lighter before beginning. Find center and layer ribbons on the center of a pin. Glue centers so they won’t shift. Add each petal by pushing onto pin, then gluing as well.

After making the new flowers, each layer came out just a bit smaller than the ones on this minion bow, at 2.5″ wide. I think that the top layer of ribbon was more likely 7″. The 2nd bow came out to 3.5″ wide whereas the Minion one was closer to 4″ so it was probably 10″ ribbons. And the spikes were probably 4.5″ or 5″.

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Woven Heart for Valentine’s Day

This woven heart can is very versatile, as it can be made with ribbon as shown here, or even as a craft for kids with construction paper.  Once complete, it can be placed on a hair clip, or a pin or even a badge reel holder. Here we use 3/8″ wide saddle stitch grosgrain in white with red stitch and red with black stitch.

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White with red stitch:
4″ and 4.5″

Red with black stitch:
4″ and 4.5″

For saddle stitch ribbon, I find it easier to stack the layers first before heat sealing the ends.  Take the 4″ piece and place it on top of the 4.5″ piece of the same color and adhere together on one end with a dot of glue. Repeat with other color.  Then heat seal all ends.

Place glued end on one of the sets on top of the other set on the glued end at a 90 degree angle to each other.  Then begin weaving and gluing each step of the way.

I will need to include more detailed pictures later on for these steps.