Thursday, May 5

Tutorial - Grosgrain ribbon flower

I recently Guest posted this tutorial at  the Scrap Shoppe  so just in case you missed it, this is how  to make pretty grosgrain ribbon  flowers that you can use for pins, headbands and barrettes:
This little project only requires the following supplies:
- 22 inches of 3/4" wide grosgrain ribbon
- a few pears or beads - here 1/8" pearls
- matching thread
- brooch pin or barrette and hot glue (Optional) 

For the flower
  • Cut 4  5&1/2" long pieces of ribbon
  • Fold the ribbon pieces in 2&1/2" long loop with the ends meeting in the center in a 1/4 inch overlap
  • Pin in each loop 
  • Take 2 pieces and pin them at a straight angle
  • Repeat with the other 2 pieces
  • The place the two resulting cross at a 45 degree angle
  • With matching thread stitch all the layers together

By stitching a "box" you are pretty much assured to secure all the ribbon ends

For the beading:
  • Start at the center
  • Just loop the thread through the peal/bead hole
  • Make sure to position the beads so the hole is not visible before you tighten the thread
  • You only need to stitch through the first layer of ribbon

  • Stitch a circle of beads around the center bead
  • The number to sew may vary depending on the diameter of the beads used (5 to 7)
  • Stitch a second circle (will use about twice as many beads as the first one)  

You can stitch it on clothing or ...

Optional step: 
  • Hot glue a brooch pin or a barrette

All done!

I used this one as a brooch to make a plain green sweater a bit dressier

Now pick your favorite color ribbon to make one for yourself !


  1. Love these....easy enough for me to make...thanx for the tutorial :)

  2. I love this!!! I saw your feature on Suzy's blog and wanted to come say hello! :)

  3. Saw this on so fun! Can't wait to try!

  4. Thank you for posting this! I'm in love with flowers. This is going in my favorites. I saw you at What ALlie's Making Now blog hop, and I'm following you on GFC and liking your FB page. You should come and link up at my blog hop, going on right now, too!

  5. So pretty! Thanks for the tutorial!

  6. So cute! I am always looking for new flower styles for my girls' hair clips and these are lovely! One thing I do with my hair clips that helps neaten up the back is to use a small piece of felt or ribbon and I put it over the back of the clip to hide where it's been glued. It also helps it stay more secure. :-)

    Your instructions and photos are so clear and easy to follow! Nice post!

  7. Very Pretty!! Thanks for sharing a great tutorial! I think i'm going to have to make some!! Would love if you stop by my blog sometime, also if you do you can check out one of my flower pin tutorials :)

  8. What a nice brooch to adorn your cardigan! I will make one formyself. I like that it can be used as a hair clip too!

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  9. So cute! I have a niece coming in September and I'm always looking for cute things like this to make for her! Thanks!


  10. Really cute!
    My daughters would love these for hair bows!

  11. These are soooo Summery! Thanks for sharing!

  12. These are so sweet. Found you on Tip Junkie.

  13. These are so pretty! Please stop by and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

  14. Hi what a gorgeous creation. I dropped in from Hoos got talent.
    Nice tutorial.I love making cards and this would look good on any creation.
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V
    ENT Surgeon and Avid Crafter

  15. Those came out great. I have so much grosgrain ribbon. I must try this one. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at Thanks so much.

  16. The pearls are such a pretty touch! Thanks for linking up to my Share the Love Wednesday party!

  17. These are so pretty! I've never seen a bow made like this :)

    In the Hammock Vintage

  18. Lovely! I love the beading in the middle!

  19. I love this idea!! Thanks so much! I see some new hair accessories in the near future for my two little daughters :)

  20. these are so pretty! thanks for sharing!

  21. Thank you for this tutorial. I will try.

  22. Thank you for sharing :)
    They where really cute..

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