Who doesn’t like to receive flowers, especially if it’s a single ribbon rose? Just looking at it gives me warm fuzzies. This ribbon rose is a quick-to-make gift idea to add to your holiday crafting repertoire. I used instructions which came with a kit, very happy that I did not discard the packet after making the original.
The exact instructions belong to the creator of the kit, so I cannot add them to this post. But they are easily available in ribbon craft books and online sources. This rose uses a wire edged ribbon, which is scrunched, gathered and sewn in a spiral fashion to a piece of buckram. Do you notice the stamens in the center? That’s the starting point. The leaf is the quickest part of this project.
If you like this project, I recommend that you own this eye-candy of a book – The Artful Ribbon by Candace Kling. The author is a ribbon artist extraordinaire with works in permanent collections in Museums around the country. In this book, she takes inspiration from vintage ribbon flowers and bases her own ribbon art on it.
A few pages from The Artful Ribbon
There are folded ribbon versions of the rose, which are just as beautiful! Do try this. It seems like a great gift for that girl who has everything. Right?
Enjoy this holiday month!