Crafts & DIY
Fold layers of ribbon over needle to make adorable ribbon roses
As someone who isn't very handy with a needle, I can appreciate that there's no sewing involved with this or even a glue gun.
Valerie Ablang
11.18.22

One way to up our gift-giving games this year is to add a special touch to our gifts to make them more personal.

This Christmas craft will allow you to do just that.

Making ribbon roses.

It’s easier than you might think and, while it does involve a needle, there is no sewing or glue guns involved.

Fun Craft shared a simple and easy way of making ribbon rose decor.

All you need is a colorful ribbon and a needle to make these adorable, silky “flowers”.

YouTube Screenshot - FunCraft
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YouTube Screenshot - FunCraft

Here’s exactly what you’ll need:

  • A 10-centimeter needle
  • Approximately 51-centimeter ribbon
  • a lighter

You can use various ribbons made from different materials, such as silk, jute, cotton, or other synthetic substances.

YouTube Screenshot - FunCraft
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YouTube Screenshot - FunCraft

First, seal the ends.

It is important to seal off the ends of our ribbons to prevent them from fraying.

While holding the edge between your thumb and forefinger, move the ribbon near the lighter’s flame.

Then, move the lighter quickly and steadily over the end of the ribbon.

Do this for 5 seconds or until the edge looks hard and sealed.

YouTube Screenshot - FunCraft
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YouTube Screenshot - FunCraft

Make a 4 cm mark on the needle.

Locate the other end of the ribbon.

Then, hold the ribbon firmly with your thumb and forefinger while leaving out a part of it hanging.

Using your other hand, grasp the end of the ribbon securely with your middle finger and forefinger.

YouTube Screenshot - FunCraft
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YouTube Screenshot - FunCraft

Stick the needle on the right edge with the same length as your mark from the tail of the ribbon.

Hold needle in a slanted position.

Push the needle through the ribbon until the mark sits just on the other side.

YouTube Screenshot - FunCraft
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YouTube Screenshot - FunCraft

Now, stick the needle through the ribbon again toward the right side of the fabric.

Push needle out and fold ribbon.

Make sure that you create a right triangle where the ribbon is folded.

This will make more sense once you see it in the video.

YouTube Screenshot - FunCraft
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YouTube Screenshot - FunCraft

Twist needle clockwise and repeat.

Continue doing the previous step.

Repeat until you no longer have enough ribbon length to make another right triangle.

YouTube Screenshot - FunCraft
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YouTube Screenshot - FunCraft

Now, we can get fluffy.

“Fluff” the folded ribbon by moving them to make tiny spaces in between.

Turn over towards the head of the needle and cut the sealed end to make a slanted edge.

YouTube Screenshot - FunCraft
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YouTube Screenshot - FunCraft

Insert edge into eye of the needle.

Slide the pointed area of the ribbon’s end in the needle hole.

Slowly pull down and twist the needle counterclockwise.

YouTube Screenshot - FunCraft
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YouTube Screenshot - FunCraft

Continue doing this step until the head of the needle pokes out of the first hole.

Slowly tug the needle until the other end of the ribbon gets out.

Now we’re starting to see roses.

YouTube Screenshot - FunCraft
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YouTube Screenshot - FunCraft

Leave a short amount of ribbon and cut off the excess.

Heat seal end and fluff petals.

Using a lighter, slightly make the edge hot enough so the ribbon can stick under the petal.

YouTube Screenshot - FunCraft
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YouTube Screenshot - FunCraft

Cool off for a few seconds and loosen up the ribbon rose to make the petals more visible.

Now you have your ribbon rose.

Her tutorial has over 10M views already. One of the viewers shared,

“Wow! Absolutely brilliant demonstration”

See just how simple it is to make roses from ribbons in the short video below!

Please SHARE this with your friends and family.

By Valerie Ablang
hi@sbly.com
Valerie Ablang is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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