So, I know my over-the-top flowered shoes with the DIY ribbon flower shoe cuff aren’t for everyone (but I love them, so that’s what matters, right?). However, the ribbon roses my mom made for them could be used for a ton of other projects too! For bouquets, boutonnieres, on a dress sash, in your hair, grouped together to adorn pews…there are a lot of possibilities out there!
A while ago I searched the Weddingbee blog for a tutorial on ribbon flowers, but could only find clay and fabric flowers, so I asked my mom to take step-by-step pictures of her making the flowers.
Here is the tutorial for a DIY ribbon flower shoe cuff.
1¼ yards of 1½-inch ribbon in color(s) of your choice (I chose different shades of purple.)
needle and thread
Step 1: Cut the ribbon to desired length. For a smaller rose use ¾ yards of ½-inch or ?-inch ribbon. Thread a needle with matching thread and knot the end. Fold down one corner of the ribbon and sew a few stitches. If you are using a ribbon with one “good” side, start with the “good” side down. Or you can use double sided satin ribbon, so both sides are “good.”