Flowers are lovely, and they make excellent finishing touches when it comes to gifts that you are giving to someone on their special occasion. You could always use a natural flower as a gift garnish, but the issue is that once you cut the flower, it will not survive. Therefore, how good will that look on the gift? It won’t. You can always get fake flowers from craft shops as well as use them as a gift garnish. However, what if you are the crafty or DIY type and have a preference to make your flowers? You can make various types of flowers with ribbons. Let’s go over the basic instructions for making any flower with ribbons right now.
Head Over To The Craft Store
The chances are that if you are the DIY type, you already have a pair of scissors as well as a hot glue gun because you need those items when you are making flowers out of ribbons. If you don’t, you can buy them at any craft store, but you will need to head over to one anyway. That is because you will need to purchase beads or buttons. You also need ribbons of any pattern and texture of your choice. Have a good look at the craft aisles, and you will find the ribbons that you need, which you will use to make your flowers.
Begin Cutting The Ribbon
You have your ribbons. Take your scissors and begin cutting your ribbon into eight strips that measure from four inches or just over ten cm to six inches or just over 15 cm long. Ensure that each ribbon piece measures one another equally. Keep in mind that the longer you cut the ribbon means that the flower will be enormous. If you can cut more strips, then you can create a full flower. If your kids are the ones that are making the flowers out of ribbons, then you will want to give them your support by supervising them cutting the ribbons and using the hot glue gun later.
Start Gluing The Petals Together
You have your cut-up ribbons. Remember that every ribbon strip that you cut will create two flower petals. That is why now you are going to make them. Use your hot glue gun and emit a small amount of hot glue into the middle of the ribbon strip. Bend the strips and fasten them. Keep in mind if you are using ribbons with patterns or that have a satin material, you will want to glue the strips in a way where the patterns or shiny side faces outward. Otherwise, that will ruin the appearance of the flower, which you do not want to happen.
Start Creating Your Flower
Now here comes the exciting part because you are going to begin making your flower. You have your petals, and now it is time to stack them on top of one another. You want to align the middle, but you want to offset your petals at the same time. Take your glue gun and begin to add a dab of glue in between each of the petals. Keep stacking the petals until you have your flower and that you are happy with your creation.
After you finish that step, take your petals and slightly unbend them so that your flower has a full and luxurious appearance. However, this is not the last step. You are almost there, however.
Add The Button Or Bead In The Middle Of The Flower
You want to finish the flower by placing a button or bead in the center of it, or you may add two of each. That is up to you how you want to complete your flower. That is the time to become creative. However, as you place either the button or bead with glue in the center of the flower, you will then be able to enjoy your masterpiece. If you don’t like using buttons at all, you can always use beads or rhinestones to look quite good in the center of ribbon-made flowers. Either way, you have your flower, and now you can use it the way you intend to use it – which is on a wrapped gift that you plan to give to someone for their special occasion.
Or, if there is no occasion involving gifts, but you wanted to make a ribbon-made flower anyway, then you can place it anywhere to show off to your friends and family. You can even make a magnet with the flower by gluing a magnet on the bottom of the flower so you can put it on your fridge too. You can also use small flowers that you make to enhance your headband. The sky is the limit with what you can do with your ribbon-made flowers.
Do you have a gift to give someone, and you are looking to embellish the wrapped present? You know that you cannot use natural flowers to decorate the gift‘. Cutting the flowers from the stems will not be the ideal thing because that is what kills the flowers. Therefore, you don’t want to do that, and that would not look good on the gift. What can you do instead? You can get fake flowers to use to embellish the gifts, or you can make your flowers by using ribbons. If you are the crafty and DIY type, you will love making flowers out of ribbons. You can create a masterpiece and spice up your gift.