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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Christmas Wreath Ribbon Sculpture Hair Clip

Date Created: 11/12/15
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Time to Complete: 30 minutes
Price: $5 (only because once you get better at making the military braid, you can make them much more quickly)
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Materials Needed:
  • 1/4″ green grosgrain ribbon
  • 3/8″ red grosgrain ribbon (or any color for bow on wreath)
  • 6mm red or colored jewels for embellishment
Measurements: (and what the pieces are for)
  • 40″ of 1/4″ green
  • 5″ of red for bow
  • 4.5″ of red for clip liner
Instructions:
  • I followed my purchased instructions for Turtle Ribbon Sculpture by Ella Bella Bows for military braid.
Notes:
Make on hair clip, magnet, pin or ornament for tree.
10/9/16: Tried again with the shiny 1/4″ satin and measurements were perfect. Also used 6mm lighter red jewels and 4 1/2″ of the red polka dot ribbon for both the clip liner and bow.
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Layered Fabric Flower

Layered Fabric Flower

This fabric flower can be made from tattered circles or flower patterned pieces of fabric folded into quartered pieces.  You can use 9 petals of t-shirt material or any pattern or solid cotton fabric.  I’ve even tried this with singed satin irregular circles or sheer material.
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Use 5 rounded edges on pattern of flower.  Fold the piece of material in half and then in half again so it is triangularly shaped.  Fold so that they do not line up symmetrically. 5 edges is the trick, I tried 8 bumps the first time and that is too much. After gluing down 4 petals on 1 layer, then make a second layer on top with another 4 petals.  Roll the 9th petal for center, snip off the tip so it is not too tall (about 1/8-1/4″) and put puddle of glue in center and push down with finger.  Then glue closest edge of outer petals up to the center rolled piece to add dimension.
Video I watched to learn how to do this:
Another YouTube Video shows a neater way to fold the petals for even more texture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gecQrb1fzIk&feature=player_embedded
More Examples:

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Cherries Ribbon Sculpture Hair Clip Tutorial

Date Created: 5/13/16
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Time to Complete: 10 minutes each
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Materials Needed:
  • 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon in red, and red with white polka dots
  • 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon in green
  • 1 3/4″ alligator clip
  • hot glue
  • scissors
  • lighter or other ribbon sealing device
Measurements: (and what the pieces are for)
  •  (2) 1.5″ of 3/8″ red ribbon for inside of cherries
  • (2) 1.75″ of 3/8″ red ribbon for outside of cherries
  • 5.5″ of 1/4″ green ribbon for stems
  • small jewel approx 5mm
  • 4.5″ of red with white polka dots for clip liner
 
Instructions:
Sorry, no tutorial available yet for this one.  Please add a comment below if you’d like to request to see instructions on how to make this bow.