Hello RU Fans !!
It’s Crystal here ,I hope you have had a great week , thanks for stopping by to see what I have for you today.I am so ready for Flip Flop season and today I have made a matching set to get you ready for the season. Ribbons Unlimited has beautiful quality ribbon and today I am using the 1 1/2″ Organdy in Yellow and 5/8″ Organdy in Moss and some Satin cord in black . I am going to show you step by step how I created my flowers so let’s get started ..
With the 1 1/2″ Organdy in Yellow cut 6 pieces 6″ long , fold in half , length wise and tack the center edge with sewing thread that matches your ribbon ( do all 5 petals and set aside ) , next I fold that in half and meet the straight end edges together ( it should look like a triangle ) then add a running stitch on the edge
continue adding all 5 petal on your running stitch so they are all on the same line of thread
pull running stitch tight to gather all the petals to form a circle , stitch the first and last petal together to close up and knot off
your flower will now look like this , it will form a 6″ flower when done
next with the 5/8″ Organdy in Moss I used about 36″ and loop ribbon back and forth until you have 3 loops and a tail on each side to end up with a 5 inch across bow and sew center to secure
next with the Satin cord in black knot up 5 pcs if cord for the center and use the lighter to singe the end so it don’t fray later , I hand sew these into the center of my flower ..
I cut 1 1/2″ circles of felt for the back side in matching color to finish my backs
I wanted to make these flower detachable so I added them to gator clips , now they can go on your flip flops , in your hair , on a bag the possibilities are endless …. my flowers on the flip flops are 4 ” across so cut ” pcs to create
my finished Flip Flops
my finished 6″ flower hair clip
now we have a set for Summer .. come on flip flop season
I hope you loved this fun project and that you will give it a try , Ribbons Unlimited and an amazing array of colors and ribbon to choose from to make these , you can use Grosgrain or even Satin to make these flowers too.. until next time stay crafty ..
Crystal Lopez – Design Team member for Ribbons Unlimited