One of the first few things I remember learning from my Mom was how to make these adorable roses out of satin ribbon. It’s perfect for gift-wrapping, accessories or decor. It can be used for non-traditional bouquets, too! It’s really easy to make, I promise.
You’ll need some ribbon, and a pair of scissors. Any size ribbon will do, really. Thin ribbons make for small roses, and wide ribbons make for bigger ones! There’s no need to cut the ribbon from the roll right away. You can snip once you’re done.
For this, I measured about two feet of ribbon. At the two-foot mark, I folded the ribbon at a 45-degree angle. This will be your starting point. From here, all you have to remember is “what is under must go over.”
Flip the left end of the ribbon over the starting fold.
Next, flip the bottom end over.
Right end, over.
Top end, over.
Keep on going, until you run out of ribbon. You’ll end up with a stack like this.
Holding onto the two ends of the ribbon, you can let go of the stack.
While still holding onto the loose ends, pull one end of the ribbon. If you did not cut your ribbon, pull the end with the roll.
The rose’s petals will shape naturally as you pull.
Stop when you like how it looks.
Carefully knot the ribbon as close to the base as possible. You may also stitch things in place so the rose does not accidentally unravel.
You can cut the ribbon to the length you want once you’re done.
Use with other colored ribbon, as you please. You can use the ribbon to wrap gifts like you normally would. Cute, right?