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