Tuesday, August 17, 2010

~Woven Flower Tutorial~

Here is my tutorial on the woven ribbon flower I did on my SOD layout called "My Girl". I used a strip of mesh on the layout flower, but it is easier to show you the tutorial with using a strip of ribbon I had from my stash. There seems like a lot of steps to this, but it's actually pretty fast moving and easy to do. You can choose a die of your chose as long as the petals are wide. I used a die I had on hand, but this can also work with the six point flower from the Tim Holtz tattered flower die. Here's what you will need:
  1. Large and Small Flowers Similar to The Ones in the Pic
  2. Approx 2 Feet of Ribbon (Sizes vary with flower sizes so this should give you plenty to work with)
  3. Exacto Knife
  4. Adhesive
  5. Ink, Stickles, Centerpiece Decoration
Use your exacto knife to cut slits in the tip of each petal, but don't go to close to the edge. You can cut a center out or use a standard hole punch, like I did. It doesn't have to be pretty, just big enough to allow multiple sections of ribbon through. Box 4 shows how to start your ribbon and about how much to leave on the starting end.
Here is the basic steps to weave the ribbon onto your flower. Follow these pictured steps until you get all the way around your flower. This is what you should be left with, once you finish weaving the ribbon. I used glossy accents and ran a small strip on the back of my exposed pedal and pressed down until it stayed. I cut the end of my ribbon that I wove and left enough to glue down as well as shown in the pictures.
I forgot to ink my edges in the beginning so I just did them now. I used cats eye chalk because it fits into the tight spots way easier.
Now take some adhesive and glue down your smaller center flower. Decorate your center with an item or items of your choice.
I used stickles along the tips of both the large and small petals.
So this is a finished Woven Ribbon Flower. Hope you enjoyed the tutorial!!
Thanks for stopping by and God Bless!!

21 comments:

  1. Adorable flower!! Love how it looks!!

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  2. I can't wait to make these. How adorable!! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Awesome,Mandy!!!! TFS!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. What an awesome tut! Thanks for sharing it, Mandy! I can't wait to play around with it!

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  5. Really, really cute. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  6. Look at you go with the cute flower tut! love your tuts!! LOL~ They are really sweet.

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  7. Super cute flower, Mandy! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. This is such a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing this with us! It's such a pretty and unique flower!

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  10. You rock the flower tutorials gurl!!! TFS! I just may have to use this one soon! :0)

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  11. Mandy, this is really a super cute flower! I can't wait to give it a try! TFS!

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  12. Lovely idea and thanks for sharing via the tutorial!

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  13. Super tutorial... I will try and make my flower soon.. Thank you for sharing.

    Smita

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  14. Thanks a lot for this tutorial.
    God blessing!!

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  15. thanks for the tutorial. I love the music on your site! God bless you!

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  17. Wow it's really nice...Excellent work you did. I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post. Keep sharing more.
    Scrapbooking

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  18. This is really cute. I can't wait to use it. Thanks for sharing.

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