Satin ribbon is one of the most popular materials for decorating your home. It’s versatile and can be used in numerous ways to create beautiful accents around your space. Satin ribbons are mainly used as a decoration material for weddings, but they’re also great if you want to add some extra flair to an event or want to add some style to your living room.
Satin Ribbon Flowers
To create a satin ribbon flower, make loops for petals and secure them with glue or stitches. If you’re interested in making satin ribbon flowers, here are the materials you’ll need: ribbon, a button for each flower, thread, and needle. If you are wondering how to use a satin ribbon, add a nice, elegant touch to many flower arrangements by using satin ribbon. But you can use a glue gun if you want to.
For this method, cut a heavy satin ribbon in the desired length and form loops.
Cut the strands, so they are in the desired length. This will depend on how large you want your flowers to be. For a large flower, try 13-inch strips of ribbon, and for a smaller flower, use 6-inch pieces. The number of strips you use also depends on the size and shape of your desired flower.
For a flower with more petals, use eight lengths of ribbon. One simple flower could be made from four lengths.
Now, to make the loops out of ribbon strands, form a five-pointed star pattern on your tabletop. First, place one ribbon on a horizontal line and then make a vertical cut that crosses through the middle of both ribbons. Lay the ribbon strands in diagonal lines across the cross to create your desired flower pattern.
You might find that visualizing the asterisk helps you imagine the pattern.
Once the desired shape has been achieved for your satin ribbon decoration, stitch or glue them together at the center.
Now it is time to shape your loops into petal shapes. Take a strand, anywhere at the edge of the flower away from the center, and fold it up and in towards the center. You should secure a few loops before completing the rest of the strand. To improve the look of your decoration, tuck the loops in place before securing them.
Make some stitches through the center of the flower, so they don’t get tangled.
Once you have created all the loops for your ribbon flower, you can secure them in place and make a central point. Place the button in the middle, and either hand stitch it or glue it. Stitching loops together with a needle and thread will make it easier for you to tie them in at a later stage.
You can use a wreath base made from straw or Styrofoam, but it should be tube-shaped and without any sharp edges. Prep a wreath by tying on the ribbon that’s about 1-2 inches shorter than you want it to be, and this will trick the eye into making the final size seem larger.
You will need a ribbon that is 1½ to 2 inches wide and solid-colored, like red or dark blue for the base. You will also need to measure these ribbon pieces before cutting and to ensure you have enough. Satin ribbons can come in a variety of colors, including some combinations. When designing with satin ribbon, it’s important to select colors or patterns that complement each other.
Use hot glue to attach strips of the ribbon to your wreath. Wrap the ribbon in a continuous spiral, continuing to overlap each layer. When you have reached the desired length, cut off any excess ribbon and hot glue it down.
Determining the length of satin ribbons depends on the thickness of your wreath and how long you want your ties to be. To create a long enough piece of ribbon, cut with length 2 x (the width) inches more than the wreath. Cut notches to give satin ribbons a textured look.
Take a ribbon, tie it to the wreath, and then knotted both ends on the outside edge. To provide more texture, cut V-shaped notches into the ends of your ribbons. Complete the wreath by repeating this step over and over. Use different colors and patterns to create a unique effect.
Tied ribbons should be evenly dispersed around every circumference of the wreath. When stringing your ribbon around a wreath, make sure the knots are all in a straight line and not in an uneven pattern. Secondly, gently pull each of the ribbon’s tied ends apart to make it look fuller.
Satin Ribbon Hair Bow
This style is fixed to a hair clip with the tails tucked under each other. This can be done for babies, pets, or headbands with no knots required.
There are many types of ribbon fabrics and patterns you can use for a bow of this type. Adding an embellishment such as a bow or piece of trim to the center of your bow will make it more visually appealing.
This bow design is a good one for all sizes. Once you decided on what size bow you want, double the length of ribbon and leave one inch extra.
Make a circle with your ribbon, overlapping the ends by one-half inch.
To finish, wrap the threaded needle around the center of the bowl several times and tuck it into place in the center.
Once your thread is through the front bow and gone all the way to the back, push your threaded needle through the front of the bow. After cutting off the needle, hold onto the end of the thread as you tie a knot with it to keep it from pulling back through.
If you would like to add another decorative piece to the flower, wrap around a piece of fabric before securing it with thread. You can add any embellishment by gluing it directly to the center of the bow. Once it has dried, your bow is ready to wear.
One of the best ways to tie all your decorations together is by incorporating a ribbon or bows into your design. You can use them on tables, chairs, walls, and other surfaces that need an extra touch. There are so many different colors, patterns, and textures available today – you’re sure to find something perfect for anything from floral arrangements to desserts!
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