Sunday, December 4, 2011

Ric Rac Ribbon Flower: A Tutorial

I needed a hair accessory for Ella's Christmas outfit to be complete.  
(Because I have a little girl to play dress up with now and I like to take full advantage of that!)

Things you'll need:

1 1/4" ric rac ribbon ~ about 12" long 
3/4" velvet ribbon ~ about 4" long
Felt scrap
Hot glue

1. Let your son draw on the family calendar out of desperation on your sewing table dining room table.

2. Get down to business.  Start your flower by pinching together the ric rac between your thumb and pointer finger.  

Keep adding 'pinches'.

Wrap the ribbon around your pinches and keep adding pinches.  Then wrap half way around and keep adding pinches.  

When you get to the end of your ribbon, make sure you have enough left to wrap one final time around everything.

Add a dollop of hot glue to the raw end and glue to the flower.  Keep your fingers on it though!

Still pinching the flower, cut off the bottom to make it flat.  Smear hot glue all over the flat bottom of the flower to make it all stick together. 

To make velvet leaves, simply gather a loop...

And then another... cut and hot glue to the bottom of the flower.

Then cover all that hot glued mess with a circle of felt.

Now sister's Christmas outfit is complete!

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