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How to Make Gathered Flowers

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Equipment Required:

  • Your Chosen Ribbons
  • Sewing Needle
  • Pins
  • Thread
  • Tape Measure
  • Scissors
  • Stamens / Pearls
  • Floristry Wires
  • Glue (Hot Glue Gun or Craft Glue)
Supplies listed all together for gathered flowers project

To begin, collect this equipment together.



How to make gathered flowers guide image one with first few ribbons

Step One: Take the specific ribbons that are provided in your kit to make your gathered flowers.

Ruby = Nebbiolo + Mushroom Crushed Satin

Citrine = Oyster Chiffron

Gathered flowers all required ribbons for guide, part one

Gold = Olive Silk + Ivory Wired Organza

Aquamarine = Cornflower Chiffon + Mushroom Crushed Satin

Amethyst = Foxglove Chiffon + Aubergine Satin

Thin blue ribbon on wooden table to show how to make gathered flowers, step two

Step Two: To make your first flower, cut 3x 40cm pieces of ribbon. Lay all 3 together on top of on eanother, pin, and using double thread sew a running stitch along the bottom edge.

Step three of how to make a ribbon gathered flower DIY piece showing blue ribbon

Step Three: Now, pluss the cotton, gather your ribbon up tightly, and make a few stitches at the end to secure the gathers in place.


Bunched together blue ribbon to resemble gathered flowers, part four of guide

Step Four: Next, join one end of the gathers to the other to form a circle. Pull tightly to close the gap, make a few stitches and tie a knot to complete.

Blue ribbons together but slightly teased away to resemble gathered flower petals clearer

Step Five: Tease your ribbon layers apart to create a full bloom.

Stamen and pearl together to attach to gathered flowers

Step Six: To attach the stamens / pearls, take a wire and bend over 5cms at the top. Thread your pearl, or twist and glue 3 double ended stamens into the top of the bent wire. Wind the remaining wire down the stem.

How to make gathered flowers guide image showing stamens and pearls connected to flower head

Step Seven: Thread the wire down through the centre of the flower and position the pearl / stamens. Then, turn over and apply a little glue at the back, to keep the wire in place.

Gathered Flowers Ribbons Finished Piece

Finally: Cut the wires to your desired length and arrange in a vase to create a beautiful display that will last all year long.

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