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How To Make Flowers Out Of Ribbon

Watch more Flower Crafts videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Follow these instructions on how to make flowers out of ribbon and decorate your home. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Fold the ribbon Hold one end of the ribbon and fold the corner down, across the width of the ribbon, at a 45-degree angle. Tip You can use ribbons of any material or thickness -- satin, organdy, and silk are a few options. Step 2: Roll the flower core Roll the material left if you began on the right, curling the inner core of the flower, pinching tightly as you go. Continue rolling until you have the diameter you want, making sure to leave enough ribbon for petals. Step 3: Secure the center Secure what you have rolled with a stitch so you don't have to hold it when you form the petals. Tip Be patient and work slowly as you form the flower. Step 4: Fold the long end Fold the tail of the ribbon backwards, width-wise, and wrap it as you move back around to the right, winding around the core in your right hand. Pinch the folds against the hanging piece of ribbon, which will become the stem. Step 5: Repeat to make the full flower Continue to make petals as you go around until the full flower forms, leaving 1 inch of ribbon. Step 6: Make the stem Put a stitch in the flower petals to hold them in place. Then roll the remaining inch of ribbon around the original folded flap you made to create the stem. Tape the end securely to hold it in place. Step 7: Insert green wire Insert the green wire to complete the stem and tape that into place. Decorate the center of the flower with a button and wear it behind your ear. Did You Know? To collect enough filaments to make 1 pound of saffron spice, 75,000 saffron flowers must be hand-picked. This makes saffron the world's most expensive spice at about $4,500 per pound.
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