I am pleased to present to you a fun and simple craft – DIY ribbon rosettes turned into a beautiful centerpiece! This is a guest post from Janelle of Sew Much Craftiness. Sometimes a standard craft can be the most beautiful, especially when presented the right way. Making ribbon rosettes is a great skill to have for all sorts of crafts. But if you don’t have a specific use right now, you can still give it a go, as this beautiful ribbon rose centerpiece shows!
Hello, everyone! Do you like the look of a beautiful floral arrangement, but hate how quickly the flowers die? You can totally make a beautiful centerpiece that will last forever! How? By making roses out of ribbon! Check out how I made mine:
What you need to make DIY ribbon rosettes:
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To make this floral arrangement, I grabbed a glass vase, a pack of 16 wooden round dowels, green paint, ribbon (I recommend 4 or 5 packs of ribbon if you’re making 16 roses like I did), paint brushes, and some clear gems for added visual interest. You’ll also want to have a needle and thread handy, and a glue gun.
How to make DIY ribbon rosettes and a beautiful flower centerpiece!
1. The first thing I did was to paint the wooden round dowels green to serve as the flower stems. I laid down some paper to protect my table while I painted, and had two cups handy, one filled with water and one filled with paint. The cup filled with water was to clean my brush after I was finished painting. I painted each stem, then let them dry for about 20 minutes.
2. The vase was ready after filling with the gems. Once my stems were dry, I placed them inside the vase and got to work on making the roses themselves. Below I will show you how to make them.
3. Before you cut your length of ribbon and turn it into a rose, have your needle and thread ready to go.
4. Cut your length of ribbon, which should be about 3 feet in length. The ribbon I used was one inch wide. Fold it in half with the pretty side facing up. Just a quick note, we found that using a stiffer ribbon worked much easier than a silky one.
5. Spread the ribbon out so that it makes a 45 degree angle at the fold.
6. Start taking the ends of the ribbon and overlapping them, crossing them over the fold to make a stack. Keep folding until you only have two short ends and one pile of folds.
When you have a pile like the image above, we’re ready to move along to the next step!
7. Grab the ends of ribbon and throw your pile out on the table. You will notice that the ends have been woven together. Now grab the shorter end of ribbon, and pull it, scrunching the ribbon as you go.
8. And there you have a beautiful ribbon rose! Wrap the short end of ribbon around the base of the rose, and then secure with your needle and thread. Cut off the excess ribbon, and then glue the rose to a wooden green stem using a glue gun.
That’s all there is to it! For an extra pop, I recommend using different colors and designs of ribbon. I placed my arrangement in the corner of my kitchen table’s bench, and I couldn’t be happier with it! These ribbon roses will last much longer than the real deal, plus you get to show off how crafty you are. Enjoy!
About the Author: Janelle Curtis is a lover of all things that take some creativity. She runs a craft site with her own creations at SewMuchCraftiness.com.
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