Making Ribbon Flowers

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April 6, 2010

Ribbon FlowersHere are some ribbon flowers I made. These are made into brooches. They could also be hot-glued onto a hardshell Alice hair band. Pin brooches onto your clothes to brighten an outfit or pin onto shopping bags or hats, glue or sew onto hair slides, too. Even I, who cannot sew for toffee, could make them. Here's how to make one.



  1. Cut a length of ribbon. Since making these in the pictures I have found that singeing the ends of the ribbon with a flame from a match 'seals' the sides from fraying.

  2. With a matching colour thread sew a running stitch along the bottom length of the ribbon. Make sure the length of your thread is twice the size of your ribbon. Knot the end.

  3. Now pull the ribbon so it forms a flower shape. Now sew together the circle of ribbon. It doesn't need to be neat as no one can see.

  4. Make another in a contrasting colour. I made my second one in some black lace.

  5. Now sew them together by a few good stitches into the middle.

  6. Now you can sew anything into the middle to add interest. Use a pretty button, beads, anything decorative. I thought to use some little faux flowers, like little rosebuds, or cake decorations. The possibilities are endless.

  7. On the smaller yellow and black ribbon I sewed a small safety pin onto the back. The larger green and yellow ribbon I used a brooch pin back. (Purchased on eBay)

Perhaps you could make some too. Perhaps it would be a nice project to make these very simple ribbons with daughters or granddaughters. These are sew fun to make.

By Monique from Somerset, U.K.

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January 1, 2007

Where can I purchase various styles of Italian confetti ribbon flowers on the roll wholesale. I make favors (bonbonnieres) for weddings, christenings, showers etc... and need this product wholesale.

Rose from Florida


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February 12, 20080 found this helpful specializes in this kind of Italian-made ribbon, which has pockets in the petal for sugared almonds. You can turn this ribbon into wedding favors. Stop by, we can help!

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By Gemma (Guest Post)
June 9, 20080 found this helpful

Try They have many options as well. Under the Italian Bomboniere section of their website, then go to Almond Holder Ribbons.

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April 9, 20090 found this helpful

I Rosa, I sell wholesale various styles of Italian confetti ribbon flowers, I have new items, you can't find in any other store. You can contact me at info AT


I live in Boynton Beach, Florida. Thanks, Roberta

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April 30, 2011

How do I make embroidered flowers out of ribbon and then sew it onto a garment?

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April 7, 2019

With just some ribbon of your choice, wire, and hot glue you can make pretty flowers to decorate houseplants, create centerpieces, and more. This page shows you how to make simple ribbon flowers.

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May 14, 2017

Ribbon roses are easy and inexpensive to make and can be used to decorate clothing, other crafts, made into a brooch, and more. This is a page about making ribbon roses.

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