How to make Ribbon Roses

It's day 2 of Flower Week, and we've got one of our quickest projects ever for you! Ribbon flowers are super simple to make, and they can be used for so much! I've been using them mostly for cards lately, but they are perfect for little girls' hair clips, headbands, purses, onesies or girls' t-shirts, well you get the idea. You can do a LOT with them.

Ribbon Flower Tutorial

*Piece of ribbon, 4-6" long (depending on your desired finish size)
*Needle and matching thread
*Button or brad for the center (optional)

1. Thread your needle and tie a knot at the end of the thread. Starting at one end, do a running stitch along length of ribbon.

2. When you get near the end, pull on the thread to bunch up your ribbon.

4. Fold ribbon around to make a complete circle. Hold ends together with tails pointing down.

5. From the back side, stitch up the tails to close your circle. Stitch back down and secure with knots.

6. Cut off tails close to stitching.

7. Insert a brad, or sew on a button to create the flower's center.

8. You have a ribbon flower! Make your gathers as tight or loose as you want. It all depends on the look you want.