I have been really into making ribbon flowers for the past few months. Each month I try to find another type of flower to make. This month, I made a few simple circle flowers- the pink ones on this layout that I posted earlier this month.
As promised, I'll give you a quick tutorial showing how I made these. I took two similar colors of pink 1 1/2 inch wide ribbon- one in satin and the other sheer.
I freehand cut circle shapes in slightly different sizes. Don't worry about making them perfect. Just cut basic shapes. Then I melted the edges slightly to keep them from fraying.
I used a tea light because I was doing quite a few circles. You need to be careful not to burn your edges- just to melt them slightly. The better quality your ribbon the less likely you are to burn the edges. Also, different types of ribbon burn faster- such as the sheer ribbon which burns very quickly.
Once I cut my circles and sealed all my edges, I alternated sheer and satin circles to create my flowers. I layered them until I was happy with the look and then used my Crop-a-dile to punch a hole in the center for my rhinestone brad. These are super easy and I like the fact that the less than perfect circles that I cut freehand are perfect for this flower! Here's the completed flower: