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Ribbon Flower Ornament

Updated on May 31, 2012

Wire Ribbon Floral Ornaments

Fun and easy to make. This wired ribbon flower is very versatile, only limited by your imagination!. For Poinsettias, use red ribbon and point the ends, floral ribbon for flowers, white ribbon for snowflakes, etc. The wire in the ribbon makes it easy to form and hold any shaped petal you desire.

Supplies

1 yard sheer wire edged ribbon

24 faceted beads

Needle and thread


Photo instrutions

 #1  accordion fold
#1 accordion fold
#2 sewing adding beads
#2 sewing adding beads
#5  Adjusting to desired shape
#5 Adjusting to desired shape

Instructions

1. Fold ribbon in an accordion fold, back and forth, every 4". Leave approximately a 3" thread at beginning to tie off when finished.

2. Use needle and thread to sew folds together placing a bead in between each fold as you go.

3. Sew along edge of folds to be sure it fans properly making a flower. Leave 3" at end for tying.

4. Pull thread to gather flower and tie off with ends of thread. Cut off excess thread.

5. Turn flower over and repeat steps 2 through 4. You will have bead centers on both sides of flower. Adjust the petals to your desired shape depending on style of flower or snowflake you want.

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      DragonflyTreasure 5 years ago from on the breeze.........

      They would look spectacular at the ends of the pews! Thank you so much for your wonderful comment cloverleaffarm!

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      Healing Herbalist 5 years ago from The Hamlet of Effingham

      Very nice. These would be nice to decorate the end of the pews at a wedding. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.