This past week I took a ribbon flower class taught by the amazingly rad Becky Joiner with mom as her mother’s day present. Like every class at Stitch Lab it was oodles of fun and muy informative. My only complaint is that I am not a fan of the wired ribbon color options. As beautiful as it is, I’m just not a satin or velvet ribon kind of gal. I’m more of hot pink, lime green and zebra skin kind of girl. That being the case I had to take matters into my own hands and create my own color options of wired ribbon. Today for I Love to Create we are taking plain white wedding ribbon to an all new tack-a-liscious level.
Needle and Thread
Various fabric paint and dyes such as Tulip Soft Fabric Paint, Crafty Chica Paint Markers, Fabric Spray Paint and Tulip Fashion Graffiti Big Phat Fabric Marker.
Liquid Fusion Glue
COLOR YOUR RIBBON
In the floral department you can find spools of wired ribbon. However, as mentioned none of it really did much for me. I opted for white ribbon which I promptly took home and revamped. Using various paints and markers I polka dotted, splattered and smeared my ribbon. Let your ribbon dry completely.
Using the techniques I learned in class I whipped up a whole batch of ribbon flowers. You can tug on the wire and use a needle and thread to create your own flowers.
WEARABLE RIBBON FLOWERS
Using Liquid Fusion Glue I converted two of my ribbon flowers into wrist corsages. I wired the third to a hair comb.
If you are in Austin I highly recommend taking the ribbon flower class. I also recommend making your own custom ribbon. It was easy, fun and more importantly completely unique. Do you have any ribbon flower making adventures? I’d love to hear.