Spring Bouquet: Ribbon and Button Flowers
In the Designer’s Words: “Is spring taking it's own sweet time in your neck of the woods? Well, it is here. I crave color and life; I want to see green grass and flowers! On this sunny 27 degree day in Pittsburgh, I have to settle for some crafty flowers instead. Do you have ribbon or buttons lying around? Okay, let's get to work.”
If you are looking to add flower crafts to your DIY home décor, these stunning little flowers are a great way to spring up your space. You do not have to water these flowers, but you will certainly want to show them a lot of love. Absolutely adorable and subtlety colorful, the Spring Bouquet: Ribbon and Button Flowers is a stunning DIY craft that is perfect for your mantle, coffee table, or kitchen table. Made entirely out of ribbons, buttons, and a few other materials, you probably already have all you need to make these DIY flowers stashed in your craft room.
Find even more how to make flowers tutorials and floral DIY crafts in our spring-inspired collection of craft project ideas. You are sure to find a beautiful bloom to love in 81 Printable Flower Patterns.
How to Make DIY Flowers
- Floral wire
- Floral tape
- Glue gun
Note: You can use any width of ribbon; just vary the number of ribbons used to adjust for thicker or thinner ribbon.
- Here, I'm using a thin ribbon, so I cut 8 pieces, 6 inches long. Arrange the ribbons as shown with the centers overlapping. Put a small stitch or two through the center to hold them in place.
- Now, take the free ends and bring them into the center, like this, and secure with another stitch or two to hold them in place.
- Secure a button or two to the center either with a stitch or hot glue.
- Bend the floral wire in half and slide it under the stitches on the back of the flower to form a stem.
- Wrap the wire with floral tape to finish
- The next style of ribbon flower uses a thicker ribbon. I used 1 inch grosgrain, but any style of ribbon will do. You can see in the bouquet I also used a 2 inch sheer ribbon and it worked out just as well.
- Sew a basting stitch along the edge of the ribbon, like this:
- When you pull on the thread, the ribbon naturally gathers to form a flower. See?
- Thread a piece of floral wire through the holes in the button(s) and slide it through the center of the ribbon "flower". You can dot some hot glue onto the back of the button to secure it to the ribbon. Then, wrap the wire with floral tape, as before.
- Bonus Button Flower Tutorial: Stack your extra buttons in interesting combinations and thread them onto the extra floral wire for a button flower to accent your ribbon flower bouquet. Wrap the wire with floral tape as described previously.
- Place your bouquet on the nearest shelf, sip some lemonade, and dream of spring...
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