I originally published these ric rac flowers as a guest post over at Today’s Creative Life, but in case you didn’t see it, I’m sharing it here today too!
These little ric rac flowers are so cute, and super easy to make! And they’re the perfect accessory; you can add them to hair clips, headbands, shoe clips, purses, backpacks, etc. Or set them in a small bowl on a table to add a pop of color to your decor; they’re so versatile!
How To Make Ric Rac Flowers
- 5 minutes (time spent doing stuff)
- 0 minutes (time spent waiting around)
- 5 minutes (total project time)
NOTE: Ric rac comes in different sizes; I used “jumbo” ric rac, and that will make “taller” flowers than medium ric rac, but either one will turn out just fine! I would stay away from small ric rac, as it’s so skinny you might have trouble sewing the two strands together, but other than that, choose whatever size and color you want!
Start by cutting two 20″ strips of ric rac. Wrap the two strips around each other so that they are intertwined.
Sew a straight line across one side of the intertwined ric rac to help hold it together. Don’t worry too much about the thread color or stitch length; you won’t see the stitches in the finished flower.
Once your ric rac is sewn together, start rolling it up from one end. Add a drop of hot glue every once in a while to hold it together as you go. Make sure you only glue near the sewn “bottom” edge so that the “petals” at the top of the flower can be opened later!
Once you get near the end of the ric rac, fold the last half inch under and glue it to the bottom of the flower. This will give your flower a flat base.
The flower will be tightly closed at this point, like a young flower bud. If that’s the look you’re going for, you’re done! Or if you want your flower to look more open, just gently press the petals open, starting at the outside and working your way in.
And you have a little ric rac flower rosette! Glue it onto a hair clip or add a pin backing to it so you can pin it on your purse!
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