Here we go. First, gather your supplies: ribbon, coordinating rik rak, needle, thread, scissors, and adhesive. In my photo, you see my scrapbook adhesive, but I actually used a glue gun for parts of the flower.
Cut a strip of ribbon about 18" long. I used 1.5" Wired Woven Check in Pink. Stitch a running stitch along one side of the ribbon. I like to use really wide stitches so that the flower will have wide ruffles.
When you have stitched to the end, scrunch the ribbon up along string and stitch the two ends together.
Create a second ribbon loop with a smaller width ribbon. I used Snow Cone Stripe 7/8" Grosgrain. Such a nice color combination, don't ya think? On this second one, though, I didn't pull it as tight, so there would be a bit of an opening in the center.
Glue the smaller ribbon loope on top of the larger one. For this step, I used my Imaginisce I-Bond, their new cordless glue gun. LOVE it! If you don't have a glue gun, you could use fabric glue or even glue dots.
Ok, now here's my favorite part. You need a piece of 3/8" rik rak in a coordinating color to create your center. I used Light Blue Turquoise. Place a bit of glue on the end and then start rolling. Add dabs of glue every couple of rolls or so to keep it tight. When it gets to be the size you like, trim it and glue down the end.
Glue your little rik rak rosette to the center of your layered ribbon loops. Oh. My. Gosh. I LOVE that little center.
Well, I hope you are inspired to buy up all of Bonnie's rik rak and create yourself some little rosettes. I can see myself using these in lots more projects!
Have a great day! Aphra