Would you like to know how to make roses with ribbons? This craft project is a great way to add flowers to girl's dresses, pillows, or as a variation for gift wrap. The nice thing about learning how to make roses with ribbons is even if you make a mistake, the ribbon can be reused in a second attempt. This makes your craft project a very inexpensive risk to undertake! So for instructions on how to make roses with ribbons, read on.
Things You’ll Need:
• ribbon (about 12 inches for a 1 inch wide ribbon; for wider ribbon you'll want more length.)
• glue, pin, or needle and thread (see final step).
Credit: Amberdawn 2011Step 2
Take the end of the ribbon on the right side (as shown) and bring it across to the other side. Notice how to hold the center in place so it doesn't lift. Keep a finger there to keep it still and in place until after step 6.
Credit: Amberdawn 2011Step 9
This is probably the trickiest part. Continue to pinch the ends with one hand. With the other hand, slowly and carefully pull ONE of the ends. This is going to cause the ribbon to gather.
Credit: Amberdawn 2011Step 10
Stop gathering once you've reached the center. If you keep pulling after you've reached the center, you'll noticed the outer layer of "petals" shrinking away. If your flower is too bulky, shrinking it is good, but otherwise, quit gathering at this point.
Credit: Amberdawn 2011Step 11
Gently tug the "petals," rotating them just slightly so they are off-set until you are satisfied with how your rose looks. You'll need to affix the ends in the back with glue, pins, or a stitch. Trim the ends as desired. And that's how to make a rose out of ribbon! Have fun!