I'm trying ALL the techniques for making flowers.
You use the wire ribbon for these lovelies!!
For the above flower, I used about 2 1/2 yrds of ribbon.
After cutting your length of ribbon, on one end, you pull a little bit of each wire and wrap them together to anchor them so they won't pull out. At the other end you take ONE side of the wire and pull it through.
You'll have LOTS of wire to deal with so just cut off a bit so you won't have tons of wire like above. You will need to gather the whole length of ribbon. When you have gathered the whole length of wire, start with the inside (the part where you tied the two wires together. Roll it (hiding the tied wires).
Have a felt circle ready... put a dot of hot glue in the middle and center that first couple of rolls of ribbon onto the glue. Then you just keep rolling, gluing and turning the felt until you have a flower!
I used all sorts of lengths. The larger 2 are about 2 1/2 yrs. the center two are about 1 1/2 to 2yrs. and the smaller ones are just left over wire ribbons
Here is a pretty small piece, but it made a nice rose.
This wire ribbon is pretty stiff and makes a reallllly nice bud in the middle.
This piece was short and pretty flopsy and is nice but not a real bud in the middle.
Again, a short piece but a nice firm bud.
I love making flowers. But I really don't know where I'll use them. I just like them. Any ideas?