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Making No Sew Ribbon Flowers

Here on the May Arts Blog, we love ribbon flowers!  Especially ones that don't take a whole lot of time to make, but are still just as beautiful.  So, today, we are featuring 'No Sew Ribbon Flowers'.   We have two designers that will show you a few techniques to use that will create a variety of different looks.  Hope you enjoy! 


First up is Christina Colón:

Hi everyone!  I am so excited to be a part of the May Arts Ribbonista team for another year.  In case you don't already know, my name is Chrissy and this is my second year with this fabulous company.  I currently live overseas on the beautiful island of Okinawa, Japan.  I am married to a Marine and have four children, two dogs, and a healthy case of the crazies if you know what I mean.  But enough about me.  Let's get on to the fun stuff!
If you are anything like me, you try to avoid sewing if at all possible.  Well do I have a quick and easy flower tutorial for you! 

Making No Sew Ribbon Flowers

Steps for the green flower:

  • Starting in the middle of your Gluber, adhere the ribbon in a close spiral.  Make sure to work from the center of the circle to the outside.  It doesn't need to be neat and perfect, just nice and tight.

Making No Sew Ribbon Flowers

Making No Sew Ribbon Flowers

  • Finish flower off with a cute center piece or just leave as is.  For mine, I actually used a piece of glass.  Don't worry!  It's not sharp.


For the Big Ruffle Flower:

  • I used adhesive sheets by Scor-Pal for this big beauty.  First, I used my circle punch to make my circle foundation.

Making No Sew Ribbon Flowers

  • Starting at the outside, fold and pleat your ribbon working around the circle until you do a complete rotation. 

Making No Sew Ribbon Flowers

  • Once you have finished the first row, do the same thing for a second row. 
  • Now that you have your two layers, finish the flower off with a cool embellishment.  I dressed up an old pewter picture frame and glued it to the center.

Making No Sew Ribbon Flowers

You can also see a third flower in the photo.  I made this ombre inspired flower using the same technique as the big ruffle flower.  I do have plans for these flowers and you'll just have to keep an eye out to see what I do with them!

Thank you for hangin' out with me and I look forward to bringing you some awesome ideas for that ribbon stash we know you have!


Partners in Craft Supplies Used:

  • Scor-Pal Adhesive Sheets


Other Supplies Used:

  • Cosmo Cricket Glubers
  • Gauche Alchemy Mixed Media Color Kits
  • Handmade Halo Cameo
  • Marvy Circle Punch
  • Hot Glue Gun


Next up we have Latrice Murphy with a video:

Hey hey ribbon lovers. I’m excited to share a fun project with you today. I’ve always loved making my own embellishments and creating them with ribbon is so easy. It’s truly easier than you would ever think. Check out the card I created with three small handmade flowers.

Making No Sew Ribbon Flowers

I’ve created a video to show you just how I made these. I hope that you will give it a try and use them on layouts, home décor and card making in your own studio. May Arts offers a wide array of colors and sizes in this satin ribbon so you’ll be sure to find something that matches your need. Enjoy!

Making No Sew Ribbon Flowers

Thanks for watching!


Latrice Murphy


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  1. Judy B

    Love the techniques for making some awesome flowers. The ribbons are gorgeous.

  2. Martie Rollin

    I’ve always wondered how satin lollipop flowers were made…now I know! Thanks for the tutorial! Lovely card.

  3. Angelica Chambers

    Thanks! Two fabulous flower tutorials! Who doesn’t love ribbon flowers???!!!


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