I love to use flowers as embellishments.  There are so many great ways to make flowers out there, and I just came up with one more, so keep reading to learn how to make this braided ribbon flower!
Very simple, versatile, and most of all, cute!


Ribbon of varying widths, or as I used for this tutorial, scraps of fabric cut into strips – mine were 1/4″ wide x 14″ long.  For a bigger flower, cut them wider/longer
Hot glue or fabric glue
Button – optional
Layer 3 strips of ribbon or fabric, one on top of the other.
Sew across the top to hold the pieces together. Braid the three pieces like you would a hair braid. 
You can tape down the end of the ribbon to prevent it from moving as you braid.
Sew across the end to secure the braid in place.
Add a dab of glue to the end and begin to roll the braid, adding glue as you go.
Glue the final end to the side of the rolled ribbon, add a button embellishment to the top center and you have a sweet little flower. (oops!  Got ahead of myself and forgot to take a picture, but easy enough to figure out).
I added a braided ribbon flower to a pre-purchased headband with a green felt leaf. But there are so many ways you could put these to use!
  • Adhere a braided flower to your gift wrapping for an extra special touch.
  • Create multiple braided flowers in various colors and sizes, then hot glue them onto a wire wreath base for a beautiful and whimsical door decoration.
  • String several braided flowers together to create a charming garland for your mantelpiece or wall.
These are so quick I think I’m going to go whip up some multi-colored ones for all of the little girls in my life!