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Dyed Ribbon Flower

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It's easy to add elegance to your crafting and sewing projects. Create a Dyed Ribbon Flower from Tiffany Windsor and add a whole new dimension to your next project. These DIY ribbon flowers will never wilt, so they make great gifts for friends and family members who might have trouble keeping real flowers alive. Dye these fabric flowers by hand using acrylic paint. It's so simple and quick that you might not be able to stop at just one. Luckily, they don't cost much to make, so go ahead and craft a dozen.

For more beautiful handmade flower projects, check out our collection of 53 Printable Flower Patterns.


Dyed Ribbon Flower
 

Materials:

  • Acrylic paint – if you want your ribbon to dry soft, be sure to use a fabric paint such as Tulip Soft Fabric Paint (colors of your choice)
  • Plastic cups (for dipping)
  • White ribbon (or light color of your choice) – I used a poly-blend for my project
  • Clothespin(s)
  • Water
  • Lutradur (for back of flower)
  • Corsage pin or hat pin
  • Needle and thread
  • Scissors
     

Instructions:

  1. Pour paint into small plastic cups. Add small amount of water to dilute paint to desired strength.

    Dyed Ribbon Flowers
     
  2. Measure off desired amount of ribbon for each flower. I usually cut approximately 2-1/2 yards.

    Dyed Ribbon Flower
     
  3. Roll ribbon, keeping edges even.

    Dyed Ribbon Flower
     
  4. Secure with clothespin.

    Dyed Ribbon Flower
     
  5. Quickly dip side of ribbon into paint.

    Dyed Ribbon Flower
     
  6. The paint will soak into the ribbon very quickly.

    Dyed Ribbon Flower
     
  7. If desired, remove clothespin and move to other side of ribbon. Dip ribbon in second color of acrylic paint.

    Dyed Ribbon Flower
     
  8. Set ribbon roll into clean cup.

    Dyed Ribbon Flower
     
  9. Remove clothespin. Let ribbon set for several hours, then hang to dry.

    Dye Ribbon Flower
     
  10. When ribbon is completely dry, it’s time to create your flower.

    Dyed Ribbon Flower
     
  11. Fold ribbon in half. Secure with corsage pin onto Lutradur.

    Dyed Ribbon Flower
     
  12. Begin twisting and wrapping the ribbon around the pin. Stitch back side of ribbon to Lutradur at approximately 1/4″ – 1/2″ intervals. Be sure to knot each stitch to hold securely.

    Dyed Ribbon Flower
     
  13. Continue wrapping and stitching to hold in place. Cut tail of ribbon, tuck under and stitch in place.

    Dyed Ribbon Flower
     
  14. When entire flower is stitched, remove pin.

    Dyed Ribbon Flower
     
  15. Cut flower from Lutradur, being careful to avoid stitching.

    Dyed Ribbon Flower
     
  16. Once you start, you’re not going to want to stop.

    Dyed Ribbon Flower

 

For a video tutorial of this project, check out How to Make Hand Dyed Ribbon Flowers.

 

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