Alongside butterflies and owls, flowers are one of my faves! That being said, it took a while for me to narrow down what I wanted to do for this challenge, and ultimately I decided it would be a great chance to try making a paper flower bow that I learned about on Tammy's YouTube channel. I used the swiss dots cuttlebug folder on the bottom and left the top blank, ready for a sentiment when the time comes. Hope you like it!
Basic Ribbon Ingredients:
4 strips of cardstock at 1" x 8
- Loop each of your strips individually and adhere them together where they overlap.
- Bend each loop in half (avoid creasing the ends - you want to keep them rounded as the petals of the flower) with the overlapped part at the bottom center.
- Place two loops on top of each other making an "X" shape. Repeat with remaining two loops and then combine to get the shape below (so that no loop is directly over top of another loop.
- Thread your needle and tie a good knot in the end. Poke your needle through the center of the bottom of the loop stack, making sure to go through each piece of paper.
- Once you've poked the needle through the center of the top thread it through your button and then back down through the loop stack.
- Tie the thread in a good knot again at the bottom of the loop stack (should now have two good knots at the bottom and a button on the top.
- You should now have a simple paper flower bow :)
- To create a larger flower, add more strips - each set of four should be increasingly larger than the first set (usually by 1 inch).
- I then cut out a flower on my Cricut (using MTC) at 2 inches to place underneath the paper flower.