I just learned how to make these ric-rac roses and I am hooked. They are quick and simple but so pretty.
The original tutorial can be found at The Ribbon Retreat.
Lets get started. I am using jumbo ric-rac for the red rose. It is 5/8th of an inch wide. You can use smaller ric-rac but the jumbo is a little easier to work with.
I used two 18 inch pieces of ric-rac.
You are going to start by "braiding" the ric-rac. Which is mostly just twisting the curves around each other.
When you get to the end glue your two pieces together with hot glue.
Then roll your end onto it's self.
When you get to the end or to a size you like fold the end behind the rose and glue them down. Trim any extra.
You can leave it like this and have kind of a rose bud.
Keep going until it looks like you want it to. The ric-rac in the middle will not fold down.
This one I put on a ribbon lined hair clip.
But you could do so much with them. Put them on a card, a hair elastic, a ring blank, a wreath or picture frame. Or you can put them on a party hat like this one I did in multi colored 1/2 inch ric-rac.
So many possibilities!
Thanks for stoppin' by and hangin' out.
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