Monday, June 15, 2015

May Arts Ribbon Flower Challenge

Back in May, I entered my idea for a flower using May Arts ribbon and was chosen along with 9 others for their Ribbon Flower Challenge. We got to choose the ribbons we wanted to create with this time instead of them choosing the ribbons.

I created 2 flowers to share with you using the following:

Here is how to create the flowers. The steps are the same for both, just minus a layer for the second one.

1. cut 4-5 5" circles of 471-5-16 Olive  tulle 5". I just fussy cut them. Add a little glue to the center of each one to hold them together

2. Leaving a little tail, and using a running stitch, sew along the top of 468-25-17 pink floral 2.5" and gather to create a circle. Knot the tail ends together.

3. Cut 4 flowers from 393-25-09 ivory floral sheer ribbon 2.5" and cut each flower in half (you will have one half left over)
 with the 1/2 flower, fold end to the back to create a triangle and glue. Do this to all 7 pieces

4. Crochet a flower with 471-5-16 Olive  tulle 5" using these instructions from my friend Melissa:

ch5, sl st to form a circle, 10 sc in circle, in first sc you will: *sc, 3dc, sc.* You will repeat from *-* in every other sc in circle. After completing last petal, you will sl st to the first petal to finish off.

5. Now just start layering and glueing

 To finish the flower off, I used some of the left over twine for the button

this flower was created the same as above minus the pink floral and with a smaller button.

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to go to the May Arts blog to see what the other challengers created.


  1. Congrats on the win and your flowers are so beautiful. I'm envious of your crocheted flowers as mine end up looking like some mutated science experiment. ;)