I had so many lovely comments about my ribbon carnations, I thought I'd share how I made them.
Here's two examples of my ribbon carnations in action -
I've found that soft ribbons work best for these flowers. I like to use taffeta, organza or seam binding. In the above photo's I have used Stampin' Up! Kraft (now known as Crumb Cake) taffeta ribbon.
Take a 30cm (12") length of your chosen ribbon.
Using a running stitch, start in the top corner and sew down one side and across the bottom.
Pull the thread tight so that it gathers up the ribbon.
After pulling the thread tightly, start rolling the ribbon onto itself, starting at the end where the thread is. Sew small stitches along the way to hold it together as shown in the above photo's. Once you are happy it's all secure knot thread and cut it off.
Turn your flower over and push down on the ruffles to flatten them out a bit.
This is what it should look like when you are finished. To attach it to your projects just place a glue dot on the bottom of the carnation.
If you have a questions, feel free to ask away. I'd love to see any projects that you make using this tutorial. Please leave me comment with a link to your blog so I can visit you :)
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