DIY Friday: Lace & Ribbon Flowers

I have been obsessed with making lace and ribbon flowers for about a month now. I found a post on making ribbon flowers and applied the same principals to making lace ones, and they turned out great--so great that we used them in our Inspired Creations Contest entry. I think these are a great addition to a bouquet or as the focal point of a fascinator or headpiece. They can even be sewn onto a ring bearer pillow or flower girl basket. They could also be attached to a pin-back and pinned to a purse or dress as an added embellishment!

Here are the DIY instructions on how to make them. And be warned, once you've made one, you'll want to make a million of them! Its so fun and easy!

TUTORIAL: Lace & Ribbon Flowers

Supplies & Materials:

  • Assorted Lace or Ribbon at least 0.5" thick (0.75-1" thick is ideal)
  • Felt
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Sewing Machine
  • Pearls or Decorative Buttons _
  1. Cut Felt into circle shapes at least 2" thick
  2. Cut lace to at least a 12" piece (we used 18")
  3. Use sewing machine BASTING STITCH along gathered edge of lace; securing thread only on one side
  4. Pull one of the loose threads to make the lace bunch up as you want it
  5. Add your lace in a spiral pattern to felt circle with hot glue
  6. Add an additional piece of gathered lace for fullness
  7. Embellish the middle of the "flower" with pearls, buttons, etc.
  8. Optional: To add them to bouquet: add wire wrapped in floral tape
  9. Optional: To turn it into a fascinator: add feathers, brooch & hair clip

Want more DIY? Check out our tutorials from our Inspired Creations Contest entry on the Elizabeth Anne Designs blog.

Next week's DIY Friday: DIY Floral Ribbon Headband

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  1. kiokreations
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    The spiral pattern goes from the outside to the inside. All done with hot glue gun, and then finished with a button or similar in the middle. We also fold under and glue both ends so there are no unfinished seams showing. Good luck!

  2. Jenn
    Posted October 13, 2013 at 1:40 am | Permalink

    So, does the spiral pattern go from the inside to the outside or visa versa? The instructions are a little vague, but I’d like to make this.

  3. kiokreations
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    I am not sure where i found it, I think I googled diy lace flowers and it came up–I am sorry my instructions are small and hard to read. Its just how my blog is set up.

  4. deb jacobs
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    I would like to find the post you found about making ribbon flowers in the above picture. can you tell me where that was?
    deb jacobs

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