DIY ribbon flowers
Crafts from ribbons made to decorate the interior and clothes. Manufacturing technology has been improved for many centuries. Nowadays, such techniques as kanzashi and quilling are popular. Creating ribbon flowers is an interesting activity for girls and women. Some do it professionally, shoot videos with master classes. Using the advice of experienced craftsmen, you can create a small masterpiece for your room or a gift to a loved one. With the help of needlework, you can not only pass the time, but also improve the appearance of the apartment, as well as learn something new, bring your ideas to life. All work is done in several stages. The first of these is the preparation and processing of the tape. Then the main part of the flower is created. The next stage is the formation of the base and fixing the petals on it. After that, the finished composition is decorated.
The advantages and disadvantages of creating flowers from ribbons with your own hands
The benefits are much greater. Firstly, creating flowers from ribbons helps preserve wildlife. Crafts look like real ones - this is the main plus. Creating flowers from ribbons is a simple and at the same time low-cost way to decorate the interior. They will not fade and will last as long as necessary. Ribbon flowers will be a great gift for March Eighth or Valentine's Day. Products are made in any colors - this is another advantage over living plants. And adult women and little girls will be interested in experimenting with the shape of the flowers and the look of the finished composition. Masters have the opportunity to use any jewelry at their discretion, to create interesting, unlike anything else shapes. Ribbon products have some disadvantages. Beginners need to spend a lot of time to make a bouquet of a large number of flowers. Lack of own smell is also a disadvantage. Fresh flowers create a special atmosphere due to their aroma, while artificial ones lack such qualities.
Whole ribbon rose
You can use a narrow ribbon 1.5 cm, then the product will turn out to be small in height and with a dense texture, a large number of bends. But the best option involves the use of a relatively wide 4-centimeter tape. First, protruding strings come off from it, and one of the edges is fused with a lighter. On the same side, the bulk of the work begins. The end folds in half, creating a diagonal fold. The corner bends down, and around it begins the process of twisting the core of the rose. When the diagonal bend is almost invisible, you need to turn the ribbon upside down. The rolled-up part is pasted over, after which the strip turns over again. Then you need to continue to "collect" the flower, repeating these actions after each full turn. Toward the end of the ribbon, the lower part of the flower begins to form. The tail is glued and twisted. The product is fastened with thread.
Do not do too much tension, otherwise the craft will not turn out so magnificent.
Roses made of kapron ribbon
The simplest manufacturing method involves the use of scissors, needle for thread, nylon thread, nylon fabric. The rosette develops, starting from the core. The central part is formed by bending one of the ends of the tape and wrapping it with the opposite, free edge. The resulting layers are pierced with a needle. The remaining free section is wrapped around the center. At each turn, three bends outward. Each of them will form a separate petal. To fix the product, you need to process the flower with a thread. There is also a more complex embodiment, for which you will additionally need a sponge, acrylic paints, synthetic winterizer, oval or rounded shapes, several pieces of wire. Pigtails will be the basis of individual petals. The molds are wrapped and fragments of nylon fabric are pulled on top. They are fastened with a thread. The center is made of dyed synthetic winterizer. All that remains is to attach the stem.
Kanzashi (kanzashi) is a kind of Japanese jewelry, mainly for women, as well as the name of the technology for their manufacture. Finished products usually consist of flowers and leaves, but there are other options associated with plants. In total, there are about 5-10 basic subspecies of this technique, including tsumami-kanzashi, birakan, mimikaki kanzashi. Not all of them look like typical modern kanzashi. This method involves the use of a fire source to give the petals and leaves a characteristic shape. Atlas is used as material for products, less often - fabrics similar in parameters. In the process, you will need such devices as scissors, a glue gun, rubber bands, hair clips, stamens, pins, tweezers. Temperature exposure is necessary for manipulation with the edges of the molds, as well as for their connection. Fragments of small length, most often rectangles, are cut from satin material. Their corners are joined or trimmed (flat or rounded).
Five-Leaf Simple Flower
Since the product will consist only of a cup with petals, it is better to make a few pieces. Squares of 5 × 5 or 6 × 6 cm are cut from satin material. They are folded diagonally. Then, by bending the corners of the triangle, a square is made. Then it again folds into a triangle, and a strip 2-3 mm wide is cut from the side with the largest number of free edges. The machined side is gripped with tweezers, and the workpiece is brought up to the candle. The trimmed edge is melted. Immediately after this, it must be flattened. It is necessary to wait ten seconds and begin to give the mold a convex appearance. Then the foundation is made: an elastic band is installed on the round billet. It is necessary to make incisions and with the help of glue and another circle to fix it. Petals are attached to the flat part of the structure, also with glue.
Flowers are best done in different colors:
- in red.
In addition to the main component - a satin ribbon, you will need:
- sewing accessories;
- suitable glue;
A ribbon 2.5 cm wide is cut into fragments of 5 cm each. Two pieces are applied to each other on the wrong side. Then they are placed on the glass. Using a ruler, a diagonal line is highlighted. All fragments are cut with a hot knife. After that, they are soldered along the cut line. Short edges are first flashed separately, and then connected together. After that, the front side of the acute part of the connected petals is fused with a candle. Deformation from temperature exposure must not be allowed. Then the end quickly twists, so that a bend to the outside is obtained. Five such elements must be made to create one flower. Then you need to work with the stamens: they double up, are wrapped in wire and twisted. The tops of the stamens are smeared with glue and five petals are attached to them.
You will need: a thread with a needle, several beads, a lighter, scissors, a green mesh, a satin ribbon, thick cardboard, a glue gun. It is not necessary to choose natural tones to create a flower, any bright shades will do. First of all, the tape is cut into a large number of segments: from thirty or more. Its width should be 2.5-3 cm, the length of the fragments - 6-7 cm. Each section is folded in half - in a narrow strip. Then a small fragment is cut from one end with scissors. This should be done at an angle of 45 °. The cut edge is fused with a lighter and glued together. Two opposite corners bend inward and melt with fire. And so 30 petals. Then a small circle is cut out of cardboard. It is covered with satin material. Two rows of petals are glued to this base. Some add variety and create another row in the middle, in a different color. The finished composition is decorated with beads.
You will need: a base for a brooch, a ribbon, a large bead, a needle, bead or monofilament, scissors, tweezers, a candle, matches. Circles of different sizes are cut from the tape. The splendor of the final product depends on their quantity. All elements are melted by the fire of a candle. It is necessary to achieve a wavy shape around the entire perimeter of the future petal. After that, they form a bottom. To do this, a small cut is made so that approximately 1/5 of the circumference is a straight line. The next step is to stitch several petals into groups. Circles are combined in sequence from large to smaller. Further, using the thread, the central part of the flower is created: a large bead is attached to the base under the brooch. After that, the petals are attached to the product. Now it can be used as a brooch or hairpin or make an elastic band.
It will be required:
- Super glue;
- Template with a side of 6 cm;
- Thin floristic wire and two satin ribbons of different colors - one will imitate a flower (it is better to choose a pink one), and the other a stem.
You will also need stamens in the color of a pink ribbon. First of all, a 6-centimeter rectangle is cut out of a green ribbon. On the one hand, he needs to give the appearance of a leaf: two angles are cut with scissors. Enough of one such element. From pink you need to make five petals. Using the template, the required number of pieces is measured and cut. Forms resembling a drop are cut out of fragments. At the same time, one of the edges is rounded. It is difficult to cut the ideal shape, so you need to fold all the segments together or use another template in the form of the desired petal. Next, the smooth side of the leaf is melted. Petals are processed by fire around the perimeter, the rounded part is then stretched by hands. Then all fragments come together and are attached. The stalk is made out by a green ribbon. A leaf of the same color is attached to it - the product is ready.
Flower of braid-wave and braid zigzag
Very original products are created from wavy braid. You will need a needle with a thread, scissors, one braid wave 50 cm long or two 30 cm long (preferred). First of all, two segments are intertwined, like curls in a braid. This blank is sewn on a typewriter. Then the bud is made: the braid is folded and fixed with glue in several places, preferably once for each revolution. The end is tucked and also fixed with glue. In this form, the product will imitate a peony, and if you turn out the petals - it will resemble a rose. A very original non-standard product will be obtained from a zigzag braid. A piece with 20 bends is required. The ends of the fragment are stitched. For this, an allowance is left in advance. Then, using the thread, you need to flash 10 elements (through one). Then this ring is assembled in a compact circle and fixed. Then it becomes flat, and in the end all the petals will be directed clockwise or counterclockwise.
Lace Ribbon Flower
You will need a fastener (elastic band, hoop or hairpin), a lace-colored thread, a circle made of fleece of the same color, 2 meters of lace. The first step is preparing the material and fastening. Then, along a straight, non-decorative edge, lace is sewn with a needle with a double thread. A seam “forward needle” is used. The thread stretches and the lace fabric is pulled together. The folds are evenly distributed along the entire length of the tape. No need to separate the needle and thread. They are fixed for a while at the end of the lace. Next, you need a second needle with thread: it is sewn to the fleece circle in a spiral. It is necessary to make sure that the lace "looks" face up. The core of the flower is decorated to your taste: with buttons or beads. From the remaining lace fabric, you can make a mini-bud and sew it to the central part of the product. The first thread is now fixed and trimmed - the work is completed. It should be noted separately the appearance of the products. Flowers from a thick lace ribbon with ornaments with ornamental stones look very original.
Paper ribbon flowers
Many people remember them from childhood: birthdays, New Years and the Feast of St. Nicholas rarely did without these decorations. They are made simple. 9 strips with a width of 1.5 cm are drawn on a paper sheet. They are cut out, and then reduced to the desired size. You need 3 pieces with a length of 25 cm and the same amount of 22 cm, two of 19 cm and one strip of length 9 cm. The shortest is bent into a ring and fixed with a stapler. All the others are twisted by the "eight" and also fixed. Fragments are stacked on top of each other. Inside the bud will be small "eights." A ring is placed in the very center. Pieces of double-sided tape can be used both before the bud was created to create an adhesive surface on the fragments, and later, for reliable fastening. The paper itself can be different: just colored or decorative with different stripes.
To create such a product yourself, you will need to use:
- a ruler;
- Double-sided tape.
Narrow ribbon camomile
It will take eight ribbons, four blue and as many purple. Each should be 15 cm long and 0.6 cm wide. First, the purple strip folds in half, and the top of the folded end is smeared with glue and attached to a soft round base, exactly in the center. Then the remaining purple ribbons are glued. This is done so that between the ends of all the strips there is the same distance. After that, 8 drops of glue are applied to the central parts of these “rays”. The end of one protruding strip is attached to the center of the adjacent one and so on around the circle. This part of the work needs to be done very slowly, otherwise the petals will turn out uneven. Next you need to do the blue stripes. They are attached over purple, and then their edges are drawn through the eyelets. Then the blue ends twist in the same way as the purple ones.
Packaging tape for making flowers
To create a craft, you need a needle, a floss, tailor pins, a round metal template with protruding knitting needles and the packing tape itself (you can choose a simple transparent one). First, a template is taken, and a ribbon is gradually wound around it. Stitches need to be placed on the opposite edge of the needle. When the tape is fully wound, the center stands out. To do this, connect the petals in the middle with a needle and thread. The center is darned in a circle. The free edge of the tape is cut under the central part. The petal is removed from the needles - it remains only to arrange a flower. The craft should be decorated with decorative elements. You can paint it from a spray can. A monotonous color will look best, but it is worth trying to use different molds and color the flower in an original way, for example, “polka dots”. There are also many colored packing tapes on sale - regular and festive.
It is worth trying to make a complex craft using ribbons of different widths and thicknesses and with different weaves.
Such products can be found on children's clothing: sundresses, dresses. Creating a craft from a rep tape will be easy for a beginner. You will need a thread, scissors, a pencil, a glue gun, a candle, a rep ribbon. First, 5 strips of the same length are cut (about 5-6 cm). Edges are processed over the fire. Then the fragments are shaped into a bow, gluing the opposite edges in the middle. All bows are folded in half. After that, they are stitched with thread on a flat side and are collected in a circle of five petals.The bud created by them is fastened and decorated with a button. Petals are given volume. There are even simpler methods. The tape can be applied several times, creating a thickening in the center. Then you need to fasten everything with threads, and decorate the product with a button. Another interesting way is to create petals from several turns of different sizes.
Making flowers from polypropylene tape
From this material both small flowers and large flowers with a diameter of more than half a meter are created. The latter are created from foamiran (isolon) - polypropylene fiber. You need large round sheets with a density of 30, paint, glue gun, hair dryer. Blanks can be cut independently from a large canvas. Due to the flexibility of the material, this will be easy. First, two rounded petals are cut with a long side of about 30 cm. A core will be made of them. All other fragments should be larger: 35, 40, 45 cm, etc. The lower parts of all elements are cut out noticeably narrower. In the process, these segments are glued from a gun and bent. If on the first petal the bottom is twisted and fixed, then on the next it is enveloped around the already created structure. Hands give the desired shape and after each change it is fixed with a hairdryer. When all the petals are ready, you will need to make the core of the spool of thread. Then the flower is painted.
It is necessary that the air from the hair dryer be as hot as possible, otherwise the flower may begin to quickly lose shape or fail at all.
The use of finished flowers
Ordinary and festive hairstyles are decorated with such crafts. To do this, flowers are fixed on elastic bands, rims, hairpins and decorated with beads, brooches, various small elements. Ribbon flowers with pins decorate wardrobe items. They adorn the lapels; put in pockets, attached to hats. Ribbon flowers will be bright gifts for various occasions - for a birthday, New Year, religious holidays, angel's day. These crafts make out various home-made compositions, topiary, gift boxes. Hand-made rooms are a great place to decorate with bouquets and photo frames with ribbon flowers. You can also trim floor lamps and tulle. Recently, boutonnieres and understudies made of satin material have become popular. They are bought not only for special occasions.
Ribbon flowers are sometimes difficult to distinguish from living. A beautiful composition can be created from a simple paper or lace ribbon, or in the kanzashi technique from satin. Ribbon flowers are mainly intended for decorating hair - they can be given to women and girls. To create a flower, you need to go through several simple steps. First, the ribbons are prepared for recycling. Extra threads come off from them, uneven edges are cut off if necessary. Next, the process of twisting or flashing begins. This is done in different ways, depending on the execution technique. The resulting form is usually held together by threads, glue or wire. Flowers are adorned with brooches, beads or they remain untouched to imitate real flowers. Color is selected at the discretion of the master. The result is a "self-sufficient" decoration, which can be used as an element of decor.