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Ric Rac Flower Tutorial

I have seen a few tutorials for Ric Rac flowers on Pinterest. 
Here are links to two that I have pinned, The Crafting Chicks and Ucreate
I love the look of Ric Rac flowers, I think because they remind me of a Ranunculus which I LOVE, so I decided I wanted to give them a go for P’s Easter Basket. 
Here’s how to create your own:
Begin by cutting your ric rac to length.

I actually used the entire piece of ribbon because I wanted my flowers to be large. 
Twist the ribbon tightly like you are braiding the ribbon. I placed the ribbon under the foot of my sewing machine to hold it as I did this and I twisted it about half, placed an alligator clip on the end and ran it through the sewing machine along one side, then twisted more and sewed until it was complete.
Once the ribbon is sewn, get out your glue gun.
Start rolling the ribbon with a dot of glue every so often to hold it.
Continue rolling until complete and tuck the very end of the ribbon under the rest.
Rub your  finger over the top of the flower to spread the petals.
Cut a small circle out of felt and glue it to the back to hold the flower together.
I then cut leaves out of felt and glued them to the back as well for a little something extra.
I added my flowers to the Easter Basket but you can use these on so many different things! 

allison

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7 Comments

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    Anita
    March 28, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Hi Allison,

    these are the sweetest flowers. I must try these out for a spring wreath I'm making. I got tons of ric rac at a yard sale last year and didn't know what to do with it. This will do the trick.

    Thanks for sharing.

    God bless and have a grateful day,
    Anita aka Nit
    http://www.nitscreativecorner.blogspot.com

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    Amanda Kristeen
    March 28, 2013 at 6:11 am

    adorable! love it – saw you link at 'a glimpse inside.' So cute!

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    Leslie Germain
    March 28, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Love this flower – I just love ric rac.
    Leslie
    http://www.thememorynest.blogspot.com

    Thanks for hosting – so happy to link up.

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    Carrie @ My Favorite Finds
    April 9, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    So, so pretty! Thanks for sharing at our Pinterest Challenge!

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    online florist
    April 17, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Nice work with good ideas and concepts, lots of great information which we all need, helpful information. I would like to thank you for the efforts you shown remarkable writing skill in this article.
    florist

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    Nikki Dao
    May 13, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Thanks! Added to my collection at beadandcord.com

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    Environmental Friendly Design
    October 25, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Hi, i am from Indonesia and adore your work so much! I intend to make it and use it for pins, rings or necklaces! Anyway, thanks for sharing! Keep up your work,,

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