Thursday, July 15, 2010

First Tutorial - Loopty Loop Flowers

Hello, all! I am back from vacation. I had a wonderful time visiting family and going to the beach! I wanted to share my very first tutorial with you. I swear I was trying to go to sleep one night and the idea for these flowers popped into my head. I had to get up and make one before the idea faded. I'm calling them Loopty Loop Flowers. You'll see why when I describe how to make them! I've never seen flowers like these but if they bear any similarity to any you've seen, it is coincidental.

This is the finished Loopty Loop Flower.

Supplies you'll need: glue gun, chipboard or other circle about 1" in diameter, and 30" of 7/8" or 1" ribbon.

Add a dot of glue to the center of the circle (I used pre-cut grundgeboard circles because it was easier for me).

Attach the ribbon to the circle by pressing it to the glue.

Add another glue dot and make a loop with the ribbon. Then add another dot of glue on top of that.

Make a figure-eight with the next loop. Keep adding glue so the next loop can be glued down.

Keep making loops in figure-eights in alternating directions.

Once you've gotten five or six loops (depends on preference), one can stop and have a single-layered flower or continue by adding another layer of loops to make a double-layered flower.

Once the desired layers have been completed, cut the ribbon at the last glue dot in the center. Then add a button, flower, or anything you'd like for a flower center. I like to use buttons!

Here is another example of the double-layered Loopty Loop Flower!

Here are some of the Loopty Loop Flowers that I created. You can make these flowers using lace, ribbon, shear ribbon, paper, or fabric and with one, two or three layers!

9 comments:

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  2. What a great tutorial! I'm lousy with ribbons, but you made this look so easy I'm going to give it a go. Thank you! ♥

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  3. FANTASTIC TUT Celina!!!!! love it and would love to use it in my DIY group at PIT with your permission!!!

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  4. great tutorial! I'll be trying these flowers soon! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. This is great Celina, can't wait to give it a shot!!

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  6. What a great idea! Like I already mentioned I have way too much ribbon. This is a great way to use that ribbon up. Thanks for sharing! Great blog by the way...I'm a-following! :-)

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  7. Love these. Will be great for making red and black flowers for my daughter's pages.

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  8. These flowers are so beautiful !! very pretty and creative!!

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  9. Great tutorial...your flowers are gorgeous...TFS

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