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Make your own Ribbon Flower Bouquet

Updated on November 17, 2018
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Laura likes retro, vintage, old things. Choosing to preserve or repurpose is her dilemma - can't change your mind once started.


I often see yards and yards of ribbon at the thrift store. Someone needs to find a use for all of that ribbon. Flowers would be a great way to repurpose ribbon. There are so many varieties of ribbon flowers too. I've seen a lot of carnations, daisies and of course, roses. But, once you get the basic method you should be able to come up with unique patterns for your own style of ribbon flower making.

Once you have made a few ribbon flower heads you can attach them to hair bands, use them when wrapping gifts/ presents and make them longer but attaching flower stems so they can sit in a vase. I've got an old one from days long ago which is still on my door knob, on the inside door where I seldom disturb it but get to see it often.

I've already written about ribbon embroidery. Making flowers out of ribbons is different because it's not embroidery. Instead of sewing with ribbon onto cloth, you are forming the ribbons into flowers, 3-D flowers rather than the (bumpy but mainly flat) 2-D flowers created with ribbon embroidery.

If you want to cheer up a friend, ribbon flowers are a good option. They can be taken into hospitals too because they have none of the qualities of real flowers, other than being cheerful, colourful and pretty.

Ribbon Flowers from Etsy


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Ribbon Roses


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      7 years ago

      Wow, Beautiful DIY Ribbon Roses Video.. Thank you so much for sharing... I'm going to try it soon.. :)

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      Laura Brown 

      8 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      A cotton-poly blend would get the most laundry wear and tear. But it wouldn't be the prettiest looking ribbon with that nice shine and silky look. A silky ribbon would be ok, if it were silky fabric, not the paper type we put on Christmas presents.

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      8 years ago

      Is there any particular ribbon flowers that hold up well to wash wear? I want to put some of these on clothing...thanks

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      Laura Brown 

      8 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      Thank you for leaving a note. I especially like the flowers from "Amy Did It" on Etsy. If we were still doing big Thanksgiving dinners I'd get her Autumn colour flowers to wear. But, I might hang out and see what she does for Spring next year. I like Spring colours too.

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      Jamie Brock 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Another great hub...I love doing ribbon flowers! Thank you for sharing this :)


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