Monday, June 13, 2011

Circle flowers

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:

Give these easy flowers a try today!!

1 comment:

Megan said...

I love these flowers and was wondering where you got them. Now I know;)