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How to Make Flowers Using Ribbon
Follow these instructions and you can learn how to make colorful flowers using ribbon and a button. You can glue this flower to a magnet or a pin, or you can use this fun flower to embellish other craft projects.
- Age Guideline: 8 Years and Up
- Time Required: 45 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
Let's begin.Continue to 2 of 8 below.
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Gathering The Supplies for Your Ribbon Flower
Before you start any project it is easiest to gather together all of the supplies. For this project you will need:
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Now you need to cut your ribbon.Continue to 3 of 8 below.
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Cut the Ribbon for Your Flower
Start out by cutting 8 pieces of ribbon. For this flower, I cut them 6-inches long, but you can cut them whatever length you want. You should cut your ribbon twice as long as you want your flower to be. For example, my finished flower is about 3-inches across because I cut my ribbon 6-inches long.
Next, we will start making the petals.Continue to 4 of 8 below.
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Making the Petals for Your Flower
Each piece of ribbon you cut will form 2 petals. To make these petals, simply squirt a little bit of glue in the middle of the ribbon and bend in each end to stick to the glue.
If your ribbon has a 'right' and 'wrong' side, make sure you glue the wrong side.
Now we can start putting it all together.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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Start Layering the Petals of Your Flower
To assemble your flower, you need to glue all of the ribbons together. Place a small amount of glue in the center of one of your petal pieces. Grab another petal piece, lay it on top of the first piece so it looks like an X, and press it into the glue.
Onto the next petal.Continue to 6 of 8 below.
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Adding Another Petal to Your Ribbon Flower
Add another petal to this set by placing a small amount of glue in the center and pressing another petal piece onto it as shown in the picture.Continue to 7 of 8 below.
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Finish Assembling the Petals of the Flower
Continue gluing petal pieces on top of your petal set until you have used them all. Try to offset each one so it does not completely cover a petal under it.
Now we can finish the ribbon flower.Continue to 8 of 8 below.
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Finishing Your Ribbon Flower Craft
To finish your ribbon flower, simply glue a button to the center. If you don't have a button, you can use anything you can find.
You can glue this flower to a magnet or a pin, or you can use this fun flower to embellish other craft projects. You are only limited by your imagination.