DIY Craft: How to Make Flowers from Pleated Ribbons

I had some box pleated ribbons in my craft kit and I always wanted to make some flowers using them. It is very easy to use actually. Since I was making a matching necklace for me and Bella, I thought of making a flower using those ribbons. And I will share to you how I made them. What you need are the following:

Fabric flower

And here is the easy steps to make it:

how to make Fabric flower

1. Do a running stitch to the ribbon using your needle and thread.
2. Sew all the way to where you want to end. Make sure you can meet both ends of the ribbon.
3. Pull the thread to meet the ends of the ribbon and sew together to close it.
4. I did the same to the other ribbon too.
5. Then I sewed the ribbon flowers together.
6. Here is the result after sewing both flowers together.
7. Add a backing using a another ribbon or just anything round. A felt is better. (Sorry for the photo. Lol. I honestly just added a circle because I forget to take a picture of the back part. Too late it was already glued on the necklace. Lol. But I know you can get the picture!)
8. And then add the centerpiece. Even buttons will look lovely.

Now, what are these flower ribbons for? You can use them to make hair clips for your little one. Just add a clip to the back area and it is a clippy. You can also make a brooch out of them. In my case, I used it for a necklace. I'm going to share with you how I made the necklace too.

Easy, right? Now make your own or Pin for later!

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  1. Ribbon Fabric Flowers is super cute Sis. So perfect for my daughters fashion taste. I also love the color you used on. Thanks for sharing this cute idea.

  2. This is very creative and looks easy to do.Thanks for sharing!

  3. I applaud your sense of creativity. You made it look so easy to make.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. wow! what a gifted hands you have there! wish i had one also.

  5. I am exploring ribbons and felts at this moment. Accessories are much easier to do from ribbons and felts e. Unlike crocheting that is really time consuming. Thank you for sharing.

  6. That's a really lovely accessory that you made. I'm sure it looked great on a present.

  7. I'm not the crafty type, but this looks so easy! Can't wait to try this for my daughters.

  8. Awesome DIY once again. For sure a lot of ladies out there who are into ribbons will find this really great!

  9. In my teenage years, wearing different ribbons was very popular then. My mother made them for me instead of buying them.

  10. I haven't used pleated ribbons yet, so far I only have grosgrain ribbons in my stash. I think I'll get some soon and make this one for my girl. Thanks for sharing sis.

  11. This is good activity for my daughter and me. We both like doing things like this. Thanks for sharing.

  12. This is such a great DIY and its super cute! My daughter will enjoy making this project. Thanks for sharing Sis:)