Hope you have been enjoying all the paper and ribbon flower tutorials for the past couple of days! I’ve had a lot of lovely, sweet comments, and truly appreciate all the wonderful words!
Today I’m sharing my Pleated Satin Ribbon Flower Tutorial… I’ve enlarged the size substantially over the first one shown on Saturday, and will be providing step by step instructions today so that you can create one of your own!
Supplies needed for today’s…
Pleated Satin Ribbon Flower Tutorial:
- 18” Pleated Satin Ribbon
- 1-3/4” Circle Punched piece of card stock
- SNAIL double sided adhesive
- Mini Glue Dots
- Craft / Ribbon Scissors
- Paper Piercing Tool*
*Optional… you could also use a seam ripper or your fingers.
Step By Step Pleated Satin Ribbon Flower Tutorial:
- Cover 1-3/4” Circle Punch generously using SNAIL double sided adhesive.
- Use a seam ripper, the piercing tool or your fingers to remove stitching from one fold at one end of the pleated satin ribbon. Notice in the ribbon below, I decided to take a little short cut and cut the stitching with my scissors, leaving a gaping hole… not a good idea!
- Now tie a knot in the very end of the ribbon, cinching it down so that no frayed edges are part of the knot.
- Position the knot in the center of the SNAIL covered circle punch, and use the SNAIL adhesive to cover any frayed tails of the ribbon.
- Standing the Pleated Satin Ribbon on end, begin wrapping the ribbon around the knot. Your first pass will be fairly close, but you must leave gaps as you make subsequent rounds.
- Continue until you’ve filled out the entire disk. You must leave gaps in each subsequent ribbon layer in order to get the ribbon to lie down flat in future steps.
- When you get to the end of the card stock, there will be a little gap between the standing ribbon and the card stock. Use snips to cut the tail (if the ribbon is still on the roll), otherwise, tuck the tail to the back of the card stock.
- Secure the Pleated Satin Ribbon to the back of the punched card stock circle using SNAIL double sided adhesive.
- Working from the outside edge inward, begin repositioning the Pleated Satin Ribbon flat along the perimeter of the card stock punched circle. Use an additional 4-5 mini glue dots between the pleated satin ribbon and card stock to secure.
- When you reach an overlap point of the pleated satin ribbon, place a mini glue dot between the layers. This will help the ribbon lie flatter. Use 4-5 mini glue dots on this round, then as you continue around decrease the number of glue dots until you reach the circle around the knot.
- Do not use Mini Glue Dots around the innermost circle around the knot so the center maintains a budding flower appearance.
- Congratulations, you’re done! Isn’t it pretty?
Today’s Tips for Paper Crafters:
- Make a Pleated Satin Ribbon Flower Hair Bow!
- Die cut a circle of felt, and use a hot glue gun in place of mini glue dots and SNAIL Adhesive.
- Change up the size of the Pleated Satin Ribbon Flower by increasing/decreasing the size of the circle and the amount of Pleated Satin Ribbon used per project.
- If making multiple Pleated Satin Ribbon Flowers, leave the ribbon on roll and cut when you reach the end.
See you tomorrow with a new challenge from the UDI design team! I look forward to reading your comments!
For those who have ordered the Perfect Die-Cut Shim, orders will begin shipping again tomorrow as today is a holiday!