No-Sew Ribbon Rosette Tutorial

Cute as a Fox The other day I sat down to make a ribbon rosette and discovered my ribbon was wired. I thought I was done for, but as I started playing around I figured out I could make a no-sew rosette. Yippee!

NOTE: Click on any of the pictures to enlarge them.

Here is what you need:

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  • Wired edge ribbon - 1/2 inch to 1 inch will probably work best
  • Felt - enough to get two, 2" circles
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun and glue
Here's what you do:

Step 1: Cut out two, 2" circles. I traced an old spool of ribbon.
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Step 2: Cut about 5 feet of ribbon. You will probably end up with extra, but I'm always paranoid I will run short. On one end, pull out a little bit of the wire and fold it over. This will keep the wire from pulling through the ribbon when you start to gather it.


Step 3: On the other end of the ribbon start pulling on the bottom wire. IMPORTANT: Make SURE the side of ribbon you kinked back in step 2, is the same side you're pulling on here. If you start pulling on both sides(I.E. the top and the bottom), things get crazy later on.
Gather the whole ribbon by pulling the wire one direction and the ribbon the other direction. You can "push" the gathered part farther down the ribbon and that is how the gather gets all the way through the ribbon.

Step 4: Fold the end of the ribbon down so that the raw edge of the ribbon is down.

Step 5: Glue the ribbon down on the edge of your felt. Glue the ribbon around the outside of the whole circle. Going about an inch at a time. As you go, you can either gather the ribbon more to add extra ruffle or pull it out, if the gather is too tight.

Step 6: Continue gluing around the circle in a spiral pattern.

Step 7: When you reach the center of the flower, cut off about 2 inches so you can make the center of the flower.

Step 8: Fold the raw edge down, same as you did at the beginning of a flower. Put the raw edge down and "squish" the rest down. Not too specific I know, but good news is that almost anything looks good. The other good thing is that the wire in the ribbon will keep it in place so you can play with it until you like it. After you get it all set, lift it up slightly and put a dab of glue underneath to keep it all in place.

Step 9: You can stop there or continue on to make the headband. I used a metal headband, some 1/8" ribbon and the rosette.

Step 10: Heat seal or fray check the end of the ribbon and glue the ribbon on small sections at a time.

Step 11: Figure out where you want the rosette placed on the headband and glue it on. I didn't get a picture of the next step, but you glue on the second felt circle to keep the rosette in place.

Voila! You are done. You might be able to get one done in the time it takes you to read the tutorial. These are super fast and easy.




I did a small variation and did three rosettes. I love it with the yellow pleated ribbon.
I've got good news! I'm selling all of the headbands featured throughout this tutorial. Come on over to Cute as a Fox on Etsy and check them out.

Please, please, please, let me know if you have any questions or need clarification. I'd love to help! CuteAsAFoxCreations@gmail.com
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46 comments:

  1. That is super cute! I love how they turned out

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  2. They are so cute! My girls love the pink ones you made for them. Thanks!

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  3. cute as can be! I love ribbon flowers! Dropping by from That's so Cheri... Hope to see you at my place!

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  4. I'm so excited to make these! Also you can very easily pull out the wire and make any wired ribbon wireless! I have the same pink ribbon and pull out the wire to make bows!

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  5. Too cute! Fabric & ribbon flowers are so popular right now.

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  6. these are adorable, I've never seen a new sew version...thanks for the how to!

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  7. thanks so much for sharing this Just in time to make one for my daughters Easter Outfit!SHE THINKS SHE IS TOO BIG FOR HAIRBOWS! GREAT TUTORIAL!

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  8. Genius! I wonder if I have any wire ribbon. . .

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  9. Love this! I would love for you to come link up over at my blog! I've got prizes :)
    -Jill
    http://womenwhodoitall.blogspot.com

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  10. woot~ awesome idea. I have several ribbon rolls like that and never thought to make flowers.

    Thanks!
    Kelley

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  11. Love it! I started making flower pins/hair bows and such a couple months ago and can't stop!! It's addicting!! :)

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  12. Oh how wonderful.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another wonderful party!!

    Please stop by next week I am having guest over each day and I would love for you to tell them HI!

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  13. These are so cute & I love that they are no sew! Thanks for linking up on Tot Tuesdays last week. I hope you’ll join me this week for another party. Happy Easter!

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  14. These are SO cute! I love rosettes! I never thought to bunch up the fabric to make it "ruffly." I'll have to try that. Thanks so much for posting this on Favorite Things Friday!

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  15. so cute!!! Thanks for linking up to this week's Super Crafty Saturday!

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  16. What a great idea. I love these. I never thought about doing this. So creative!! Thanks for sharing at Fun to Craft's Spring has Sprung Party.

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  17. Awe - so sweet! Thanks so much for planting your creative seed at Plant a Punkin Seed Party at Punkin Seed Productions! Come plant more on Friday and see "hoo" won the owl!

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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  18. I featured you this week on Thursday's Treasures! Go ahead and grab a button! Thank you so much for sharing! Don't forget to come back this week too!

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  19. How cute! I am going to have to grab some wire ribbon on my next craft run :)

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  20. I saw your post featured on Treasures for Tots. This is wonderful. Great job!

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  21. Wow - that is a great idea! It looks so easy too! I will have to try it! So cute!

    Thanks for linking up to my party!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  22. SO SO cute, im linking this to my blog tonight. thanks for sharing. Dejavucrafts.blogspot.com

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  23. That is soo dang cute!I love how much volume you can get with all the layering. Filing this at thecraftersfilebox.com.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  24. These are very cute! I just bought a ton of ribbon...now I am going to have to look for ribbon with wire! haha...I've got to try this! Thanks for sharing =)

    Fallan

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  25. I love these! I am featuring them all day Monday on my sidebar! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. thanks! where do you find the little metal headbands? I have been searching for those.

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  27. Oh my! I so see my granddaughters getting one of these cuties! Wonderful! Be blessed. cindy

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  28. TQVM, for the tutorial.. I will try it.. :D

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  29. This is adorable! I've been searching for tutorials for rosettes online so I can list all of the wonderful instructions in one place on my blog for my followers. Just going to add yours right now! Too precious!
    Thank you so much for sharing your technique!
    Diane

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  30. These are beautiful, thanks for sharing! I didn't think you could use wired ribbon, gotta give this a try :)

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  31. these are so pretty...will try them soon :)

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  32. I know I'm finding this tutorial about a year after everyone else, but I'm really glad that I found it at all! I'm watching my BFF's 2-year-old tomorrow, so I'm going to make one right now for the sweet little girl! Thanks!

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  33. So cute and sooooo easy to make!! Thanks for sharing :)

    NaughtyBaubles on Etsy

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  34. This is so cute, my daughter loves these headbands I have to sit there and break out the needle and thread I never thought to use the wired ribbon. Gunna head down stairs now and make some thank you.

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  35. Hi Ashely,

    I found your ribbon flower tutorial and had to share it on my new blog. I made sure to link back to you here. Thanks for the great tutorial

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  36. Looks simple and fun to make. I'm having my 1st grandaughter in May. These would also work well on those stretchy headbands babies are wearing these days, or on a tutu for an embellishment. Thank you for sharing.

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  37. I love these! I love any reason to use my glue gun!!

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  38. These would be so cute for my two little girls.

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  39. I make this all the time, but I've never used your method! I usually roll them up and hot glue, which results in lots of burned and unhappy fingers! Thanks for the tutorial, I'll have to give your way a try next time. :-)

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  40. I have 2 little girls & this headband will be SOO cute on BOTH of them!! Thanks...

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