Decorations of ribbons made to decorate the interior and clothing. Manufacturing technology has been improving for many centuries. Such techniques as kanzashi and quilling are popular nowadays. Creating ribbon flowers is an interesting activity for girls and women. Some do it professionally, make videos with master classes. Using the advice of experienced craftsmen, you can create a small masterpiece for your room or a gift to a loved one. With the help of needlework, you can not only pass the time, but also improve the appearance of the apartment, as well as learn something new, bring your ideas to life. All work is done in several stages. The first one is the preparation and processing of the tape. Then the main part of the flower is created. The next stage is the formation of the base and the fixing of petals on it. After that, the finished composition is decorated.
The advantages and disadvantages of creating flowers from ribbons do it yourself
The benefits are much greater. First, creating flowers from ribbons helps preserve wildlife. Crafts look like real - this is a major plus. Creating flowers from ribbons is a simple, yet inexpensive way to decorate the interior. They will not wither and will last as long as necessary. Ribbon flowers will be a great gift for the Eighth of March or Valentine's Day. Products are made in any colors - this is another advantage over live plants. Both adult women and little girls will be interested in experimenting with the shape of the flowers and the look of the finished composition. Masters have the opportunity to use any jewelry at their discretion, to create interesting, not like anything else. Products from tapes have some drawbacks. Beginners need to spend a lot of time to make a bouquet of a large number of flowers. Lack of own smell is also a disadvantage. Fresh flowers create a special atmosphere due to their aroma, and artificial ones lack such qualities.
Rose from a single ribbon
You can use a narrow one-and-a-half centimeter ribbon, then the product will be small in height and with a dense texture, a large number of bends. But the best option involves the use of a relatively wide 4-cm tape. First, sticking strings come off of it, and one of the edges is melted with a lighter. The main part of the work begins on the same side. The end folds in half, creating a diagonal fold. The corner is bent down, and the process of twisting the core of the rose begins around it. When the diagonal bend is almost not visible, you need to turn the ribbon upside down. The folded part is glued, after which the strip is turned over again. Then you need to continue to "collect" the flower, repeating these actions after each full turn. Toward the end of the ribbon, the lower part of the flower begins to form. The tail is glued and twisted. The product is held together by a thread.
You should not do too much tension, otherwise the work will not turn out so lush.
Nylon ribbon roses
The easiest method of manufacturing involves the use of scissors, needles for thread, nylon thread, nylon fabric. Rosette folds, starting from the core. The central part is formed by folding one of the ends of the tape and wrapping it with the opposite, free edge. The resulting layers are punctured with a needle. The remaining free length is wrapped around the center. At each turn, there are three folds outwards. Each of them will form a separate petal. To fix the product, the flower must be processed with a thread. There is also a more complex embodiment, for which you will additionally need a sponge, acrylic paints, a synthetic winterizer, oval or rounded shapes, several pieces of wire. The pieces of wire will be the basics of the individual petals. Shapers are wrapped, and fragments of nylon fabric are pulled from above. They are attached with a thread. The center is made of colored sintepon. It remains only to attach the stem.
Flowers in kanzashi technique
Kanzashi (kanzashi) is a type of Japanese jewelry, mainly for women, as well as the name of the technology of their manufacture. Finished products usually consist of flowers and leaves, but there are other options associated with plants. In total, there are about 5-10 main subspecies of this technique, including tsumami-kanzashi, birakan, mimikaki kanzashi. Not all of them look like typical modern kanzashi. This method involves the use of a fire source to give the petals and leaves a characteristic shape. Atlas is used as a material for products, less often - fabrics similar in parameters. In the process, you will need tools such as scissors, glue gun, rubber bands, hairpins, stamens, pins, tweezers. Temperature effect is necessary for manipulation of the edges of the molds, as well as for their connection. Fragments of small length, most often rectangles, are cut from satin material. Their corners are joined or trimmed (smooth or rounded).
Simple flower pentacle
Since the product will consist only of a cup with petals, it is better to make a few pieces. Squares of 5 × 5 or 6 × 6 cm are cut out of satin material. They are folded diagonally. Then, using the method of folding corners, a square is made from the triangle. Then it folds again into a triangle, and a strip 2-3 mm wide is cut from the side with the largest number of free edges. The processed side is picked up with tweezers, and the workpiece is brought to the candle. The cut edge is melted. Immediately after that, you need to flatten it. You must wait ten seconds and begin to give the mold a convex look. Then the base is made: an elastic band is installed on the round billet. It is necessary to make cuts and secure it with glue and another circle. Petals are attached to the flat part of the construction, also using glue.
Flowers are best done in different colors:
In addition to the main component - satin ribbon, you will need:
- sewing gear;
- suitable glue;
The 2.5 cm wide ribbon is cut into fragments of 5 cm each. Two pieces are applied to each other on the wrong side. Then they are put on the glass. With the help of the ruler stands a diagonal line. All fragments are cut with a hot knife. After that, they are soldered along the cut line. Short edges are first sewn separately with a thread, and then connected to each other. After that, the front side of the sharp part of the joined petals is melted by a candle. Do not allow deformations from temperature exposure. Next, the end quickly twists, so as to get a bend out. It is necessary to make five such elements to create one flower. Then you need to work with the stamens: they bend in half, covered with wire and twisted. Top stamens are lubricated with glue and five petals are attached to them.
You will need: a thread with a needle, a few beads, a lighter, scissors, green mesh, satin ribbon, thick cardboard, glue gun. It is not necessary to choose natural tones to create a flower, any bright shades will do. First of all, the tape is cut into a large number of segments: from thirty and more. Its width should be 2.5-3 cm, the length of the fragments - 6-7 cm. Each cut is folded in half - in a narrow strip. Then a small fragment from one end is cut off with scissors. This should be done at an angle of 45 °. The cut edge is melted with a lighter and glued. Two opposite corners are bent inward and melted by fire. And so 30 petals. Then a small circle is cut out of the cardboard. It is covered with satin material. Two rows of petals are glued to this base. Some add variety and create another row in the middle, in a different color. The finished composition is decorated with beads.
It will take: a base for a brooch, a ribbon, a large bead, a needle, a bead or monofilament, scissors, tweezers, a candle, matches. Circles of different sizes are cut out of the tape. The pomp of the final product depends on their number. All elements are melted by the fire of a candle. It is necessary to achieve a wave-like shape around the perimeter of the future petal. After that they form a bottom. For this, a small cut is made so that about 1/5 of the circle is a straight line. The next step is to stitch a few petals into groups. Circles are combined in sequences from large to small. Further, using the thread, the central part of the flower is created: a large bead is attached to the base under the brooch. After that, petals are attached to the product. Now it can be used as a brooch or pin, or to make a rubber band.
It will take:
- Super glue;
- Template with a side of 6 cm;
- Thin floristic wire and two satin ribbons of different colors - one will imitate a flower (it is better to choose pink), and the other stem.
You will also need stamens in the color of pink ribbons. First of all, a 6 cm rectangle is cut from the green ribbon. On the one hand, he needs to give the appearance of a leaflet: two angles are cut off with scissors. Enough of one such element. Pink need to make five petals. With the help of the template is measured and cut the required number of pieces. From the fragments are cut molds, resembling a drop. One of the edges is rounded. Ideal shape is difficult to cut, so you need to add all the segments together or use another template in the form of the desired petal. Next, the flat side of the leaflet is melted. The petals are processed by fire around the perimeter, the rounded part is then stretched by hand. Then all the fragments come together and fasten. The stem is decorated with a green ribbon. A leaf of the same color is attached to it - the product is ready.
Flower from braid-wave and braid zigzag
Very original products are created from wavy braid. Need a needle with thread, scissors, one tape-wave length of 50 cm or two of 30 cm (preferably). First of all, the two segments are intertwined, like curls in a braid. This blank is stitched on a typewriter. Then a bud is made: the band is rolled up and fixed with glue in several places, preferably once for each turn. The end is tucked and fixed with glue too. In this form, the product will mimic the peony, and if the petals are turned out, it will resemble a rose. Very original non-standard product will be made of zigzag tape. Required segment with 20 bends. The ends of the fragment are stitched. For this, an allowance is left in advance. Then with the help of a thread you need to flash 10 elements (through one). Then this ring is assembled in a compact circle and fixed. Then it becomes flat, and as a result all the petals will be directed clockwise or counterclockwise.
Lace Ribbon Flower
You will need a mount (rubber band, hoop or barrette), thread in the color of lace, a circle of fleece of the same color, 2 meters of lace. The first step is to prepare the material and mount. Then, laces are stitched along a smooth non-decorative edge with a needle with a double thread. Used seam "forward needle". The thread stretches and the lace fabric is pulled together. Folds are distributed evenly along the entire length of the tape. No need to separate the needle and thread. They are fixed for some time to the end of the lace. Next, you need a second needle with thread: it is sewn to the fleece circle in a spiral. It is necessary to make sure that the lace "looked" face up. The heart of the flower is decorated to your taste: with buttons or beads. You can make a mini-bud from the remaining lace fabric and sew it to the central part of the product. The first thread is now fixed and cut off - the work is completed. It should be noted separately the appearance of products. The flowers from thick lace ribbons with ornaments with ornamental stones look very original.
Paper Ribbon Flowers
Many remember them since childhood: birthdays, New Year and the Feast of St. Nicholas rarely do without these decorations. They are made simple. On a paper sheet, 9 strips with a width of 1.5 cm are drawn. They are cut, and then reduced to the desired dimensions. You need 3 pieces with a length of 25 cm and as many as 22 cm, two 19 cm each and one strip 9 cm long. The shortest one is bent into a ring and fixed with a stapler. All the rest are twisted "eight" and also fixed. Fragments are stacked on top of each other. Inside the bud there will be small "eights". In the center of the ring is placed. Pieces of double-sided tape can be used either before the bud is created to create an adhesive surface on the fragments, or after, for secure attachment. The paper itself can be different: just colored or decorative with different stripes.
To create such a product yourself, you will need to use:
- Double-sided tape.
Chamomile from narrow ribbon
It will take eight ribbons, four blue and the same purple. The length of each should be 15 cm, and the width is 0.6 cm. At first, the purple strip is folded in half, and the top of the folded end is smeared with glue and fixed to the soft round base, exactly in the center. Then the other purple ribbons are glued. This is done in such a way that there is a uniform distance between the ends of all the strips. After that, 8 drops of glue are applied on the central parts of these "rays". The end of one sticking out of the strip is attached to the center of the next and so around the circle. It is necessary to do this part of the work very slowly, otherwise the petals will be unequal. Next you need to do the blue stripes. They are mounted on top of purple, and then their edges are held through the loops. Then the blue ends twist in the same way as the purple ones.
Packing tape for making flowers
To create a craft, you will need a needle, floss, tailor pins, a round metal template with protruding spokes and the packing tape itself (you can choose a simple transparent one). First, a template is taken, and a ribbon is wound on it gradually. Stitches need to be put on the opposite edge of the needle. When the tape is fully wound, the center is highlighted. To do this, connect the petals in the middle with a needle and thread. Center darn in a circle. The free edge of the tape is cut to the center. The petal is removed from the needles - it remains only to issue a flower. The craft should be decorated with decorative elements. You can paint it from a can. Monotonous color will look best, but you should try to use different molds and paint the flower in an original way, for example, with polka dots. There are also lots of colored packing tapes on sale - regular and festive.
It is worth trying to make a complex crafts using ribbons of different widths and thicknesses and with different weaves.
Flower of the rep ribbon
Such products can be found on children's clothing: sundresses, dresses. Create crafts from rep ribbon will be easy and novice. You will need thread, scissors, pencil, glue gun, candle, rep ribbon. First, cut 5 strips of the same length (about 5-6 cm). The edges are processed over the fire. Then the fragments are shaped like a bow, gluing the opposite edges in the middle. All bows fold in half. After that, they are stitched with a thread from the flat side and collected in a circle of five petals. The bud created by them is fastened and decorated with a button. Petals attached volume. There are even more simple techniques. The tape can be applied several times, creating a thickening in the center. Then you need to fasten all the threads, and decorate the product with a button. Another interesting way is to create petals from several turns of different sizes.
Making flowers from polypropylene tape
From this material are created as small flowers, and large, with a diameter greater than half a meter. The latter are created from foamiran (isolon) - polypropylene fiber. You will need large round sheets with a density of 30, paint, glue gun, hair dryer. Blanks can be cut independently from a large canvas. Due to the flexibility of the material it will be easy. First, two rounded petals with a long side of about 30 cm are cut. A core will be made from them. All other fragments should be larger: 35, 40, 45 cm, etc. The lower parts of all elements are cut out noticeably narrower. In the process, these segments are pasted over with a pistol and bent. If on the first petal the bottom is twisted and fixed, then on the next one it is enveloped around the already created structure. Hands attached to the desired shape and after each change, it is fixed with a hair dryer. When all the petals are ready, you will need to make a core of a spool of thread. Then the flower is painted.
It is necessary that the air from the hairdryer be as hot as possible, otherwise the flower may quickly lose its shape or will not work at all.
Application of finished colors
These crafts adorn everyday and holiday hairstyles. For this, the flowers are fixed on elastic bands, rims, hairpins and decorated with beads, brooches, various small elements. Ленточными цветами с булавками декорируют предметы гардероба. Ими украшают лацканы; кладут в карманы, прикрепляют к шляпкам. Цветки из ленты станут яркими подарками по разным случаям - на день рождения, Новый год, религиозные праздники, день ангела.These handicrafts make various home-made compositions, topiary, gift boxes. The hand-decorated rooms are a great place to decorate with bouquets and photo frames with flowers made of ribbons. You can also trim floor lamps and tulle. Recently, boutonnieres and alternate bouquets made of satin material have become popular. They are bought not only for special occasions.
Ribbon flowers are sometimes difficult to distinguish from living ones. You can create a beautiful composition from a simple paper or lace ribbon, or using a kanzashi technique from satin. Ribbon flowers are mainly intended for hair decoration - they can be given to women and girls. To create a flower, you need to go through a few simple steps. First, the ribbons are prepared for processing. Extra threads come off of them, if necessary, jagged edges are cut off. Then begins the process of twisting or flashing. This is done in different ways, depending on the technique of execution. The resulting form is usually held together with threads, glue or wire. Flowers are decorated with brooches, beads, or remain intact in order to imitate real flowers. Color is selected at the discretion of the master. The result is a "self-sufficient" decoration, which can be used as an element of decor.