Guide to making amazing ribbon roses

At present, more and more people appreciate ribbon roses because they have the unique characteristic of transforming any attire into a sensational one. The preference for ribbon roses is not new and flower designs have been used since antiquity as a motif in sculpting. They are excellent either for decorative purposes or for craft projects. You have the possibility to purchase beautiful rosettes from or to make them yourself. It is really not that hard once you know the basics. Moreover, they can be used to accentuate various things.

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Ribbon rosettes

Although red and pink are the colours mostly associated with roses, you do not have to limit yourself to these two. Just choose anything you like, as long as it suits the purpose. For a stylish effect, you can opt between materials such as satin or silk. Generally speaking, you do not need more than 60 cm of ribbon for the project. Attention should be paid to the length because if it is shorter, you won’t be able to work with the material. If it happens to be longer, there is now worry because you can trim the excess material in the end. You should begin by folding the ribbon in half and folding them at the end. Next, fold the bottom strand so as to cover the central folds. The process of folding continues until you obtain a pile of squares. In the end, you will have to pinch the ends together and let go. Basically you grab one of the ends down so as to from a rose.

Ribbon medallion 

In order to obtain a medallion you should fold the end of the material and fold it back and forth. This way you will obtain an accordion-pleat, after which you will have to introduce a needle so as to create a circle. The space should be evened and the edges secured with pins. Then the pleats are brought to the centre.

Unique bouquet

For this operation you will need a piece of ribbon that should measure about 40 cm which should be cut diagonally so as to obtain sharp ends. With the help of your thumb or index finger hold the piece of materials and try to obtain an inverted L-shape. Several of these folds will allow you to recreate the shape of the rose. The longer end should be folded down in order to be aligned with the shorter end. You should have an arrow shape. The long and short end will be intersected so as to create a small square. This operation is repeated till you have at least three layers of ribbon. The end of the longer piece is introduced in the gap, after which the long piece is twisted near the fold until it starts to curl. In the end, you will have a beautiful flower bouquet.