Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Pretty Kanzashi Ribbon Flower Project

Hi there ribbon lovers.  Today I’m sharing a quick and easy Kanzashi Flower project made with supplies from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

This is a relatively easy starter Kanzashi flower project if you’ve been itching to give it a try.  

I will provide two video tutorials below to help you along.


This flower was created with 1-1/2″ Grosgrain Ribbon in Pearl Pink, Hot Pink and Apple Green along with a 14mm Flower Shape Acrylic Rhinestone and your choice of a Pin Back or a Hair Clip depending on how you want to wear it.  This would look fabulous on a jacket or as an embellishment for a bag as well as a hair clip.

The first video shows how to create the flower petals and the second video will show you how I created the size difference between the hot pink and pearl pink petals.


DIY Kanzashi Ribbon Flower Petal #1 Tutorial
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.
DIY Kanzashi Video Tutorial
Creating Different Petal Sizes Using 1-1/2″ Ribbon Squares
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So, what do you think?  Are you going to give it a try??!
I’m entering my Kanzashi Flower in the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination #134 – Anything Goes


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Who LOVES Ladybugs? I DO, I DO!!!

Hi everyone. Today I have a fun ladybug themed project.  Who doesn’t love ladybugs?!

I may have gone just a teensy-weensy bit overboard with the ladybugs on this one, but I don’t care because I love it!  I’ve had this design paper for ages and the new June Ribbon Club assortment goes perfectly with it.

Not a member of our RRR Ribbon Club yet?  Why not JOIN TODAY and begin with this fun June Ladybug and Butterflies themes ribbon pack?  This assortment has 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash so that you’ll always have the perfect ribbon for every project.
There is a layered ribbon strip across the middle of the card behind the sentiment made with 5/8″ Coral Rose Checkerboard Satin and 3/8″ Ladybug Grosgrain which are both from the June Ribbon Club Assortment.
The beautiful double-looped, double-layer bow was made on my Bow-it-All V2.0 with the White Sheer Striped Ribbon in the June assortment.
I had a few fun fiber flowers left from making my latest Bow-it-All video.  (Well, maybe I have a LOT of them – each video take multiple tries to get it the way I want it – lol).  Anyway, this worked well with the June assortment also.  I used the 5/8″ red satin and the 5/8″ Coral Rose Satin ribbons from the assortment and assembled it the same way I did in this VIDEO.  For the ribbon tails, the chevron print ribbon is printed on white grosgrain which was a little too bright, so I just toned it down a bit by sponging some Antique Linen distress ink over it which made it more of an ivory color to match the fibers.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Have a crafty day!
~ Bonnie ~
Saturday, October 13, 2012

Really Reasonable Ribbon October Blog Hop

Welcome to the RRR October Blog Hop.

If you arrived here from Judy’s awesome blog, you are on the right track. If not, why not head back to the RRR Blog and start from the beginning so you don’t miss any of the terrific projects.

This month the Really Reasonable Ribbon Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment celebrates Christmas. I just love all the reds and greens and the pretty white crochet lace. Isn’t it beautiful??!


First I have a Christmas card for you featuring a quick and easy Ribbon Poinsettia Flower.

I used the red checkerboard satin for the poinsettia and the forest green diamond satin for the leaves, both found in the October Monthly Ribbon Club assortment.  I finished it off with a Snow White Pearl in the center.  The flower is sitting on the Christmas Zig Zag on Red Satin layered on top of the beautiful white crochet lace.  Looks kind of pretty, right?

Here’s a close-up of the flower.  
Would you like to know how I made it? 
Yes??  Well, okay.  I’ll tell ya.

Here’s a quick tutorial on how I made my pretty
ribbon poinsettia flower.
5/8″ red checkerboard ribbon – about 16″
5/8″ forest green diamond satin – about 3″
thread to match main ribbon color
lighter or fray check to seal ribbon ends
stong craft glue to attach finished ribbon flower to your project
Snow White Pearl or other embellishement of your choice for flower center
First you will need to cut 4 red pieces of ribbon at 2-1/4″ each, 3 red pieces at 1 3/4″ each and one green piece at 2-1/2″.  The ribbon width I used is 5/8″ wide.  If you increase the ribbon width you will need to increase the length of your pieces.  Cut the end of each piece in a point like the pieces below. 
 Seal the ends of your ribbon with fray check or by quickly running a flame across the raw edges.  Do you need to seal the ends if you are using the flower on a card as I did above?  Probably not.  If you are making a hair accessory or something that will be handled quite a bit, then I would go ahead and take the time to seal the ends.
Thread your needle with thread that matches the color of your ribbon.  For my example I used white so you can see my stitches, but use a matching thread on your flower.  Take a few stitches similar to the ones I did below across the middle of the ribbon piece.  If you keep your stitching consistent, the pleats of your flowers will be consistent and will make for a nicer finished piece.
Stitch all of the 2-1/4″ pieces as shown below.
Once they are all stitched, pull the stitching tight and then wrap the thead around the middle.  Then tie it off securely and clip the thread.
Repeat the same thing for the three shorter pieces and then for the leaf piece.  When you do the leaf piece, leave yourself a bit of a tail on the beginning end before your knot and don’t clip the tail when you are done.
Stack all your clusters on top on one another beginning with the leaf on the bottom and then wrap the thread from the leaf around all three clusters a couple of times to secure and then tie it off on the back.  Clip the thread leaving a bit of a tale that you can catch in your glue or adhesive when you attach it to your project.  This will ensure that it won’t come apart.  Once the pieces are together you will have to play around with the placement of the petals a bit.  It doen’t have to be perfect because how many perfect poinsettia flowers have you seen?  Nature is NOT perfect so your flower petals don’t need to be either.
Add a little half pearl or button or your choice of embellishment to finish off the center and you are done.  Super easy, right??
For my second project I made a poinsettia flower to attach to a pretty Christmas woven ribbon headband. Believe it or not I used the White Christmas Dots and Ovals Satin and the Red Christmas Zig Zag ribbon from the October Ribbon Club Assortment.  What?  You don’t see the Red Christmas Zig Zag Satin?  That’s because I used the back side of it!  I tried it the other way and it looked a bit too busy, so I just flipped it over and used the back.  Hey, it’s your ribbon, so you can use it any way you want!!  😉
If you missed the tutorial on how to make a woven ribbon headband, you can find it HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
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~ Bonnie ~

Supplies Used:
Ribbon – Really Reasonable Ribbon October Ribbon Club Assortment
Stamps – JustRite Stampers Christmas Treasures Set
Paper – assorted cardstock from my stash 
Other – Spellbinders dies, Darice embossing folder, Snow White Pearl, 1/2″ Child Size headband