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Making a Ribbon Brooch

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Use a pretty piece of ribbon and decorative button to make yourself a unique brooch. This is a guide about making a ribbon brooch.


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September 4, 2016

This brooch is an interesting cross between a butterfly and a flower and rather reminds me of a quote I saw on someone's scrap book creation recently which says "A butterfly is a flying flower and a flower a tethered butterfly". It is simple, pretty, and easy to make.


  • 30 in (75cm) 1/2 inch wide (1.5cm wide) ribbon
  • strong all purpose glue or a glue gun
  • embellishments of your choice
  • 1 brooch pin
  • 1 small square of felt


  1. Fold the ribbon in half.
  2. Turn each side flat as in the photo.
  3. Apply a little glue to the curve.
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  5. Turn the top down and stick it down in place making 2 loops.
  6. Turn it over and apply glue to the back.
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  8. Turn it back the right way. Fold the right side to the back.
  9. Stick it in place and trim with scissors.
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  11. Repeat on the left hand side.
  12. Choose your embellishments and stick them firmly in place.
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  14. Glue or sew the brooch pin in place on the back and finish with a small square of felt.
  15. Let the glue dry thoroughly before wearing.
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June 17, 20170 found this helpful

By combining pretty ribbon and cording you can make this no sew brooch. This is a guide about how to make a ribbon and cord brooch.

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