Avoid your allergies to roses and other flowers by creating a ribbon rose bouquet. Use wide or narrow ribbon to create a variety of rose shapes to form into a bouquet. A ribbon rose bouquet can contribute to the decor of a home, provide a finishing touch to a wedding ensemble or make an ideal accessory to a formal outfit. Make your rose bouquet out of your favourite colour of ribbon to match your taste.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- 1 1/2-inch wide, wired edged ribbon
- Floral wire
- Wire cutters
- Hot glue gun
- Floral tape
- Silk leaves
- Satin ribbon
Cut 22 inches of 1 1/2-inch wide wire edged ribbon. Tie a small knot at one end of the ribbon.
Pull one end of the wire from the ribbon, allowing the ribbon to bunch and gather at one end. Do not cut off the exposed wire.
Cut a 12-inch piece of floral wire with a pair of wire cutters.
Dab a small dot of glue from a hot glue gun at the gathered edge of the ribbon where the knot is located. Attach one end of the floral wire to the ribbon with the glue. Let the glue dry.
Wind the gathered ribbon around the floral wire. Wrap the ribbon slightly tighter in the centre and a little looser around the edges to simulate a rose bloom.
Wrap the exposed wire around the base of the ruffled ribbon tightly against the floral wire to secure the bloom.
Finish the stem with floral tape. Start wrapping floral tape at the base of the ribbon rose, to cover the exposed wire. Wrap the tape in a clockwise motion, slightly stretching the tape as you wrap. Let the edges of the tape overlap so they adhere to each other.
Trim the excess floral tape and stick the end of the tape against the wrapped stem and press tightly to adhere.
Repeat the above process until you have made a bouquet sized according to your taste. Add silk leaf branches with the roses and tie together with a satin ribbon to complete the bouquet.
Tips and warnings
- Use polka dots, plaid or other patterned ribbon to add flair to your rose bouquet.
- Use caution when working around wire to avoid eye injury. Wear goggles and gloves to protect yourself while working.
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