You can see from these pictures that my circles are not perfect, and in fact, it adds more texture to your petals if your circles are a little wonky. For this particular flower, I used 9 netting circles and 6 ribbon circles. The number of circles you need depends on the size of the flower you are going to make.
For each petal, you fold it in half, then in thirds, as shown in the diagram below.
Once you have all your petals made, it's time to cut a circle out of cardstock to glue your petals to. I used a 1 1/8" circle for this flower. I also poke a hole in the center so that I can glue the petals down evenly.
Starting with the outside layer, glue your petals around the circle, being careful to be fairly symmetrical.
Once you've gone around the circle with the outside layer, it's time to add the second layer. Be sure to offset the petals for a more natural look.
And here are a few more of these flowers I made for future projects. This first one is using the same ribbon weight (1.5" Silky Crush Antique Gold Ribbon), but I frayed the edges to give it a more vintage look.
The other flower I made was originally going to be for this project but it's a different shade of pink than I needed, so I will be saving it for something in the future. This time I used 1.5" Pearl Pink Grosgrain and I didn't put a button or pearl in the middle, but instead used an extra petal in the center. If using this type of ribbon, I highly suggest either heat-sealing the edges or using a fray sealing product. Unless of course you're going for a shabby chic look.
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