Friday, May 25, 2012

Wanna make a shabby bloom?

Helllllllllo to you!  I am excited  today because I get to share a little tutorial , my first for Reasonable Ribbon.  I decided to keep things simple here and show you (with many pics) how to create your own rolled shabby bloom.  Now many of you may be familiar with how to do these.  I am always late to the party but humor me, ok?  LOL!  I decided to use some of the  burlap ribbon in teal.  This stuff is great..first it has wire in it and is very forgiving ..and secondly it is just plain gorgeous.  I love burlap of any kind..and this is so cool because it has gorgoeus ticking style stripes through it.  The other thing main goody I used were the Middy biddy polka dot Kraft bags.  Great bags to use to put yummy treats in or create tags like I did to tuck inside. 
                          I started by tying a simple knot in the end of the ribbon...leaving just a snip of it at the end.  This makes for a place to hold on to and the base of the actual bloom.  Start wrapping the ribbon around the knot and than alternating every so often by twisting the ribbon in a 360.  Every so often use some hot glue to keep the ribbon in place.  This ribbon is very easy to manipulate so just have fun with it.  Just keep repeating the steps till the bloom becomes the size you want.  You can create small ones or larger ones.  Mine is medium because I decided to add texture to mine by adding some vintage hankie fabric and a crochet doily.  As you can see from the pics I simply just layered each piece on top of eachother.....using hot glue.  I attached my bloom to my bag and than added all the fun toppings!  I had to use some lace and used both the Allison lace and the Penelope lace combining both together. 
I topped it off with some of the new two tone texture ribbon from May Arts .  I used some of the same ribbons on my tags and also used some of the sweet jute  in blue that I tied onto the tags and in my buttons.  I tucked my tags into the bag..leaving some room for a sweet treat and I was done!  Hope you have enjoyed ...and uhhh hope I made sense.  Don't look to close at my nails....I am not a manicure all...I would rather spend my mad money on paper!  Hugs, cherry


Auntie Em said...

Your pretty burlap ribbon is so sweet! I love the layering you did with the lace and leaves to make such a lovely embellishment.
The tags are adorable as well. I like the burlap texture beside the dainty buttons and bows. Perfect!
Thank you for sharing the easy to follow tutorial and the great inspiration! :)

phamil said...

OH!!! Pretty, pretty and pretty!!!! Love the color combo, the soft blue and beige. Just beautiful!!!

Bonnie said...

Absolutely beautiful Cherry!! I just love to pretty ribbon flower you made. It came out great with that wired edge burlap ribbon. Awesome!!

AllisonG said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the pictorial tutorial - I'm a visual learner. :-)

Sherrie K. said...

Holy smokes...this is AMAZING!! I LOVE everything about it. Thanks so much for the awesome tutorial!! I love the flower and the gorgeous details. TFS!!!
Sherrie K

Dawn's Craft Place said...

LOVE IT!!! I have never noticed this beautiful ribbon, thanks for sharing those great steps