Today I am going to show you a super easy way to create very pretty little ribbon brooches. These were inspired by military awards, of all things! I like how the folded ribbon on the top creates the ‘hanger’ for the decorative pieces and displays so beautifully!
- May Arts 1” Grosgrain with Satin Edge in Teal, Brown, and White (or your favorite strong May Arts ribbon)
- Needle and thread
- Safety pins
- Trinkets and/or charms
Begin by cutting the ribbon to about 5” in length for each brooch. I created three. Fold in half and trim the open end to a point.
Attach safety pins to back of ribbon toward the top. I chose to use safety pins to allow for a bit of choice in where and how it is pinned vs. using a pin back that would have to be sewn on permanently.
And now you have three beautiful brooches in no time at all! Thanks for joining me for this tutorial today! You can see more of my work on my blog, Just Jingle! Thanks!
Blog post by: Jingle
Be sure to check out this week’s giveaway – Jennifer McGuire’s Folded Ribbon Card