Making a Ribbon Brooch

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September 4, 2016

Ribbon BroochThis 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
Ribbon Brooch
Ribbon Brooch
Ribbon Brooch


  1. Fold the ribbon in half.
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  3. Turn each side flat as in the photo.
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  5. Apply a little glue to the curve.
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  7. Turn the top down and stick it down in place making 2 loops.
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    Ribbon Brooch

  9. Turn it over and apply glue to the back.
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  11. Turn it back the right way. Fold the right side to the back.
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    Ribbon Brooch
  13. Stick it in place and trim with scissors.
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    Ribbon Brooch
  15. Repeat on the left hand side.
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    Ribbon Brooch
  17. Choose your embellishments and stick them firmly in place.
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  19. Glue or sew the brooch pin in place on the back and finish with a small square of felt.
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    Ribbon Brooch
  21. Let the glue dry thoroughly before wearing.
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November 5, 2017

This flower is easy and fun to make. I have turned mine into a brooch by adding a pin to the back, but it can also be used in other ways such as for a hair clip, on gift wrap, or pin it to your handbag/purse.

Ribbon and Button Flower Brooch - finished wine colored ribbon flower pin

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September 28, 2021

This ribbon brooch looks really classy. You can alter the look by changing the width and length of the ribbon, by adding or subtracting the number of ribbon pieces you use and by choosing ribbons of different colours and patterns.

Pleated Ribbon Brooch - two finished pleated ribbon bows

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June 17, 2017

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

Ribbon and Cord Brooch - allow glue to dry and wear

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