Silver Ribbon Flowers are easy to make and look elegant. Maybe even as a bouquet for a wedding or other special occasion.
Here is how to make them:
- Wood Skewers
- 2.5 inch or wider Wire Ribbon
- Tissue Paper
- Craft Paint
- Hot Glue
- Glass Votive Holder
- Flat Back Jewels
- Cut an about 18 inch long piece of ribbon.
2. Cut the ribbon in a wave pattern trough the center of it.
3. Fold the ribbon at the wire end back and forth.
4. Cut small circles out of the cardboard for the center of the flowers.
5. Glue the open end of the flower to the opposite side to close it, then glue a jewel in the center of the cardboard circle. Lastly, glue the ribbon flower onto the same circle around the jewel.
6. Cut the wooden skewers to the desired stem length and glue them to the underside of the cardboard rounds.
7. Paint the skewers and the base of the flowers. I used Bahama Blue acrylic craft paint.
8. Cut a large square of tissue paper. Mine was about 15 inches by 15 inches in size. Then take the votive holder and stuff the paper inside. Next stick the flowers into the paper.
When you glue the stems to the bases of the flowers you will need to have some patience and hold it for a little while for the hot glue to harden, as you will need a fairly large amount for the stems to be glued on well. Instead of a votive candle holder you can also use a small vase or something similar. If you want to do a bouquet I recommend using stiff wire instead of the wooden skewers.
It’s Your Turn
How did your silver ribbon flowers turn out? What were your challenges? Have you tried to do a bouquet?