It all came about from my resolution for the past year to use up all the supplies and materials I have around my studio before I go out and buy more. In the past I have gone a little crazy with after-Christmas sales so I have quite the stash of ribbons of all kinds. There's quite a few of the 2-1/2 inch wide nylon wired holiday ribbons - the kind that are all over the place during the holidays - and that's what I was playing with when I came up with this tutorial.
Step 1: Scrunch
Step 3: Fluff.
See? Easy-peasy!! I used about a 15" long piece of ribbon and tied it with wire. Then it was just a question of pulling and shaping the wire to form the flower.
I got a little carried away, trying it out with some of the other ribbons.
I haven't decided yet what I'm going to make with some of these. So I took a piece of scrap matboard, punched some holes in it and stuck the bows on. I can hang this for the time being so I have the samples handy to inspire me.
I would love to try this with an even wider ribbon - but I'm not allowed to buy any more stuff!!
I can think of a lot of applications for these ribbon flowers (and the bonus will be that I use up all the ribbon taking up space in my studio). Stay tuned!
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