Welcome to the May Arts blog! Today I’ll show you how to make the super trendy burnt ribbon flowers with May Arts ribbon. We’ll start with some of the single faced satin – I used 2”, but it also comes in 1”, 3” & 4” (4” is white or ivory).
Get your supplies- you’ll need the ribbon (about ½ yard per flower +/-), scissors, and a flame- votives work well. Later you’ll also need needle & thread, hot glue & embellishments of your choice (beads, pearls, buttons, etc).
Start cutting circles.
Lots of circles! These DO NOT need to be perfect!!! Some just have the corners rounded, and some are cut into smaller circles. In fact, some I used pinking shears and cut slits for a flower petal effect….
Start burning – CAREFULLY! You don’t need to touch the flame; just get close to it & you’ll see the ribbon start to melt.
I found if I ‘burned’ the ribbon right side down I had a better result; the ribbon curled IN, which is what I wanted.
When I had several flowers ‘burned’ I started stacking them up! You can do as few or as many as you’d like – I went with 6 or 7 per flower.
Once you like the order they are stacked, simply sew them together with a needle & thread!
I knotted it a couple of times on the back
Now you can embellish! I used Glossy Accents as my adhesive & poured a small puddle into the center.
Then I poured in some beads & made sure they had contact with the adhesive!
I let the glossy accents dry overnight, and then added pins or hairclips with hot glue
You’ll be so hooked; you’ll want to do lots of colors!
I used a pin cushion to hold them while they were waiting to be sewn together!
And here’s a beautiful bouquet!
These are great for hairclips, pins, and embellishing cards!!!
I can tell you that not all fabrics will work – the silk IGNITES! (Don’t ask me how I know)
I originally saw the tutorial on these flowers done with fabric by the very talented Emily Jones (a fan of May Arts ribbon!!!), on Jones Design Company.
Thank you for your time with us – I hope you’ve been inspired!
Blog Post By: Jen Shears