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Sunday, 12 May 2013

Floral Ribbon Wreath - Sunday 12th May

Hello Friends,

This month the design team at Fantastic Ribbons were asked to create a project with ribbon flowers and for my project I decided to decorate a  summer door wreath.

The  flowers on this wreath are made from a selection of ribbons all available from Fantastic Ribbons. I always have a seasonal wreath on our front door, but  wanted to create an inviting summery wreath for an internal door.

The individual flowers are all very easy to make and were made using three different techniques. I added finishing touches of buttons, beads and felt for the leaves.

To make the 'loopy' flower, just take a small square of card, locate the centre and stitch the ribbon in loops joining at the centre. When you have finished, trim away any excess card and you will have a looped flower like the one below. I have added a second blossom to the centre, along with a bead.

The blossom in the centre of the loopy flower is made by zig zag stitching along a length of ribbon: when you get to the end, just pull it together and sew the ends to create a double ruched affect and a very full blossom.

My third blossom was made by simply making a running stitch along a length of ribbon;pull it in at the end, sew the two ends together and you will have a flower just like the one below, to which I have added some pearl beads.

Thank you very much for visiting and I do hope that you have been inspired to brighten up your rooms with some ribbon for the summer!

I would also like to enter this project in the :

Carole Z X


  1. This is so pretty Carole, I always admire the wreaths on your front door. What a lovely way of using ribbons. Might have to try this with the ones we sell in the shop.
    See you soon
    Amy x

  2. This is a lovely summery wreath Carole. I love how you have made your ribbon flowers. I have made ribbon flowers in the past, but your technique is new to me and one I must try some time. Thank you for your lovely comment on my b log today. Our parents are so important to us because they taught us so much!! Love from Christine x

  3. This is such a gorgeous project, hope it encourages the Summer along. xx Flora

  4. Carole this is gorgeous and love your ribbon flowers


  5. Love the idea of a summer door hanging and your ribbon flower put on a real show :)
    Thank you for sharing with us at Artful Times
    Von ☺

  6. Your wreath is gorgeous, and those flowers are so very pretty! Just love everything about it! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  7. Wow! This is a stunning creation:) It is just beautiful. I love the colour have put so much work into making these flowers! Do they take long to make?
    Hugs Nikki x

    1. Thanks Nikki, they took me an afternoon and a few more hours on top, so not too bad! X

  8. Hi Carole, I bought a white heart shaped wreath thinking I would love to do something with it nd no I can, thanks to your wonderful creation and flower demo. Beautiful creation.

    Wilma x x

  9. Hi Carole, your wreath is so, so beautiful, it is wonderful that you made those flowers with ribbon - love this, a lot! Hugs, Anne x

  10. Good Morning Carol, a stunningly beautiful wreath, I love it.
    Like Wilma (above) I have already bought one of these large white hearts, still waiting to be decorated.
    Thanks for the inspiration must get it done.
    Plenty ribbon in this house must just knuckle down to sewing and glueing
    Have a Fantastic Day

    Patricia xxx

  11. This is Stunning love the flowers made of ribbon .Melanie

  12. Oh wow Carole, I love, love, love, love this!!!

    How beautiful .. .. and what fantastic colours and ribbons you have worked with.

    Thank you for sharing and for showing us how you created those gorgeous flowers. Very inspirational.

    I hope you have a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  13. I love a hanging garland and would love to make this one. Thanks for entering into the Artful Times challenge with this gorgeous one and thanks also for the tutorial on how to make the flowers. What a bonus!
    Hugs, Neet xx

  14. Hi Carol, was so sure I had already commented on your wreath but cant find it so trying again.
    This is just beautiful, I love it and your ribbon flowers are fantastic, thank you so much for sharing this with us!
    Christine H xx

  15. totally gorgeous and a lovely tutorial. Cx

  16. Absolutely beautiful and so welcoming! Lovely colours and flowers!xx

  17. Hi Carole,
    what a fantastic wreath. I just love all the ribbon flowers. You are a very talented lady. Thank you soooooo much
    for the tutorial on your wonderful flowers.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  18. lovely idea - gorgeous flowers!

  19. Wonderful ribbon flowers and I love your idea of a summer door hanging.

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