How to make bridal satin roses

Written by julianne russ | 13/05/2017
How to make bridal satin roses
Ribbon roses make great embellishments for many things, from presents to wedding decorations. (Gifts and Rose image by Vanessa van Rensburg from

Ribbon roses make beautiful decorations for different occasions. Roses have always been a classy choice for weddings. White satin roses embellish bridal gowns, gloves, shoes and veils. Larger flowers can make beautiful bouquets to hang on the sides of church pews. Small satin roses will add a special touch to the wedding cake. The width of the ribbon will determine the size of the flower. Below are the steps to make two types of satin roses: from regular and wired ribbons.

Put the two ends of the ribbon together to determine where the centre is. Hold it in the centre and fold one side of the ribbon over the other to create a 90-degree angle between two sides. It will form a square. Satin ribbon is slippery--make sure to hold it with both hands.

Fold the bottom part of the ribbon over the top part keeping the parts at a 90-degree angle. Repeat this step until you reach the end of the ribbon.

Pull one end of the ribbon gently. Hold the square in one hand to prevent it from unfolding. The ribbon will fold into a rose. Trim the long end, leaving about two inches. Fold this end on the bottom of the flower. Secure it with glue. You can place a pearl or glitter in the centre of the flower.

Make a knot on one end of the wired satin ribbon. Pull the wire on the other end of the ribbon and gather the ribbon slightly.

Roll the ribbon tightly around a pencil three or four times to create a tight centre for the rose. Leave the knot outside, below the centre of the flower. The gathered side of the ribbon will form the bottom of the rose.

Remove the pencil and roll the rest of the ribbon around the centre to make the rose. Fold the end of the ribbon inside and down so that it's not exposed. Wrap the wire tightly around the knot to secure the flower.

Grasp the centre of the flower with needle-nose pliers and twist it until it's tight. Flatten the rose and adjust the ribbon with fingers if necessary. Attach the flower to the surface using crafting glue.

Things you need

  • 1/2 yard non-wired satin ribbon
  • 1 1/2 yards wired satin ribbon
  • Pencil
  • Needle-nose pliers

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