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[Tutorial] Ribbon flowers 04 Jun 2013 18:53 #1

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1. Take your piece of ribbon, any length, but the longer the better and easier to work with for beginners.


2. Fold at a right angle at some point roughly in the middle.


3.now fold one of the ends OVER the right angle fold.


4. Now fold the other end over the first.


5. Continue to do this to the end of the ribbons, keeping a grip on the stack.

Like this.


6. Now take the end in your fingers, like this, and pull on one end, it really doesn't matter which.


7. This one didn't actually come out that great, but you basically just pull on the end until you have what resembles a flower/rose.


To finish you can either use some thin wire to wrap around the base of the flower, but I personally take a piece of either the same, or a narrower ribbon, and using hot glue to secure it and tie the ribbon around to hide the glue.
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[Tutorial] Ribbon flowers 05 Jun 2013 07:14 #2

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Huh, why didn't this show up as new for me. Weird, but thanks for this tutorial! I've gotta try this.

Note: At this point, Sheora (who doesn't seem available to copy the most important threads over to here) said:
Can we see a finished product shot?
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[Tutorial] Ribbon flowers 05 Jun 2013 14:20 #3

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When I manage to make one I'm happy with, sure. XD That one didn't come out too great. Type of ribbon I think. It works fine with double sided satin, but that was satin on one side only.
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[Tutorial] Ribbon flowers 05 Jun 2013 14:33 #4

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Surely it can't be this easy...
*fold, fold*
Lirael must be kidding me!
*fold, fold, tug*
Whoa!

^^

Here are my first two tries. Sadly the orange one was my first try and the pink one the second. While the first one turned out really nice the other one is... bleargh. I didn't fold tightly enough, I think. To make a slightly larger rose I folded it more loosely when nearing the end, that was clearly a mistake. Next time I'll fold harder again!

Mine are made from 3mm satin ribbon - very finicky work, that. But perfect size for dolls and they look almost 100% like those that I bought for really much money!
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[Tutorial] Ribbon flowers 05 Jun 2013 17:47 #5

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YAY! =D I'm so glad my little tutorial worked for you ephie!
I know, they look so deceivingly hard but are actually REALLY darn easy!
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[Tutorial] Ribbon flowers 05 Jun 2013 17:49 #6

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Absolutely! Big hug! Thank you! ^^d
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