Thursday, July 1, 2010

Flower Ring Tutorial

Welcome to my very first tutorial!!! These Flower Rings are VERY EASY to make. You will need the following:
  • 1 piece of ribbon 5in (Melon Mambo)          
  • 1 piece of ribbon 3 1/2 in (Rich Razzleberry)
  • 1 button                                                       
  • 1 plastic ring                                                 
  •  thread                                                          
  •  needle                                                         
  • something to heat seal the edges of the ribbon
Here is what I used for this ring:(I used a Bone Ring which you can find in the knitting section in packs of 15 for no more than about $2)

First do the smaller piece of ribbon. Heat seal the edges to remove any fraying.You want to put the needle through the whole ribbon like this:

When you get the the end you can pull it tight to give it the "flower" look. The small ribbon is easy to do, because you can pull it as tight as you want. The larger ribbon is a bit tricky. Make sure that when you do the big ribbon you put the small finished ribbon on top to see if the ribbon is flared out enough.

Line up the ends and sew them together using small stitching. This is what it will look like:

Here are the two pieces finished. See how the hole of the bigger piece is much larger than the smaller piece? I learned to mess with the bigger piece to get the look that I wanted.

Next sew both the small and large piece together. Because the hole is larger on the Melon Mambo ribbon, you will need to sew at an angle to reach the center of the Rich Razzleberry ribbon. I just stitched a little on the top and bottom.

Now that you have both flowers together, grab the button and sew it one time around only going through the Rich Razzleberry ribbon. (If you want the button to face a certain way, you will have to line up the button the way you want it to face.The ring will go BETWEEN THE HOLES!)Now that the button is on don't cut the thread, but sew on the ring using the button holes as guides. I usually sew it around about 6 times just to make sure it will hold.

 And that's it! Here is the ring finished: (See how the button is crooked? That's because I didn't place it thinking about the way the ring would face! LOL)

And here is the backside:
Like I said it's easy! If you have any questions, please let me know. I would love to see what you did.


Terri said...

Very cool! Thanks for sharing the directions!
I am now following your blog as posted on Stampin' Connection. :)

Vanessa Zhong said...

This is awesome! I'm gonna try to copy it! :)
Thanks for the idea.

Karla said...

Great idea! Following your blog now, Karla c(:

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