How to Make a Ribbon Rosette

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How to Make a Ribbon Rosette
Create versatile rosettes with ribbon. (ribbon and scissors image by PHOTOFLY from Fotolia.com)

Creating your own ribbon rosettes is one way to customise and decorate a variety of items. The rosettes can be used to embellish clothing, crafts, wedding accessories, gift packages and hair accessories. Ribbon rosettes require few materials, making this a low-cost craft. Scout and youth groups old enough to use a hot glue gun can make ribbon rosettes as a craft project.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • 5 feet wire ribbon
  • 2-inch felt circle
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Pull through a small bit of wire in the ribbon, and fold it over to anchor it in place while working.

  2. 2

    Hold the other end of the wire while pushing the ribbon toward the folded wire. This will cause the ribbon to gather and crimp.

  3. 3

    Glue the ribbon to the felt, working in a spiral pattern. Begin gluing to the outside edge of the felt, 1 inch at a time, then working inward. Continue to glue around the felt circle until filled. Cut off the remaining ribbon.

  4. 4

    Cut a 2-inch piece from the remaining ribbon to use for the centre of the rosette. Fold over a small bit of ribbon on each end to hide the ends, then push the ribbon into the centre of the rosette. Glue in place when satisfied with the overall look. Play with the wired ribbon to achieve the desired look.

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