Crinkled Ribbon Flower

by Susan Roberts

Heated ribbon and sheer fabrics create a crinkled flower.


  • Sheer Ribbon, Organdy, Tulle and Lace used here

  • Dies, Spellbinders “Blossom” used here

  • Heat Gun

  • Decorative Brad

  • Tweezers and Scissors, optional


  1. Step 1

    Cut several flowers from the ribbon, tulle and lace using flower shaped or circle dies.

  2. Hint:
    If you don’t have any dies, scissors can be used to cut freehand flowers or circles.

  3. Step 2

    Pull threads from a piece of ribbon leaving them attached on one side.

  4. Step 3

    Heat the cutout flowers and pulled threads with a heat gun. It doesn’t take much to really get them to crinkle!

    You may want to use tweezers to hold the ribbon to avoid burning your fingers!

  5. Step 4

    Assemble the flower by pushing a brad through the center of each piece. Start with the threads and then begin with the flowers which are smallest or crinkled/melted the most.

  6. Step 5

    Voila! You have a crinkled ribbon flower to use on your next project!


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Crinkled Ribbon Flower. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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oh so beautiful, I have never seen anything so elegant.
Betty Callahan  |  Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 3:55 AM
very nice I am continually amazed that you keep on coming up with new and easy ideas Thanks
Lorraine Sullivan  |  Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 4:36 AM
This is so pretty, I will have to try this on my next card or scrapbook page, thanks
colleen howell  |  Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 6:53 AM
Simply elegant. This is a definite "give it a try" idea.
Gayle Saver  |  Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 7:29 AM
Really beautiful I am going to have to try this later today!
Pam Stang  |  Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 8:11 AM
Thanks, Beate--you make it look so easy. I love the "do over" parts too--it's good to include them, just so we know.
Pam Aylmer  |  Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 9:18 AM
This is just what I have been looking for! It will be perfect not only for cards, but also for my little grandaughter's headbands that I want to make-Thanks Beate!
Vicky Wright  |  Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 10:28 AM
Wonderful tutorial Beate! It seems very doable and you make it look easy too!
Julie Hall  |  Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 11:13 AM
I'm going to make some bows with crinkled seam binding and this flower would go so nice with with that romantic old fashioned style.. thanks!
Donna  |  Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Love the idea for this flower. I can hardly wait to get to try it out. Thanks for showing us how to make it.
Dottie Burd  |  Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 2:55 PM
thank you for the tute what a cute flower ,i'll be using that one very soon
vanessa newton  |  Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 2:56 PM
What a great tutorial! Wonderful job, ladies!
Bev Rousch  |  Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 3:12 PM
thank you for another helpful tutorial!!!
Charlotte Zweigoron  |  Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 4:01 PM
Ah, so one can use a heat-gun to make these flowers. Good to know! I learned to make them last year using a candle flame: it was a bit perilous, to say the least. Thanks Beate and Susan.
PjP  |  Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 5:05 PM
So beautiful. Lovely for springtime cards. Wishing all Splitcoast Stampers members a magical Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year. I'm so very glad I joined. Biddy.
Bridget Keenor  |  Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 4:17 AM
Love your site-made flowers -easy to follow-I need lots of directions!!!
mary forde  |  Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 6:15 AM
Love your site
Roslyn Smith  |  Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 5:54 AM
These flowers are so pretty and seem so easy to cut watching the video. BUT I have tried making the sandwich with my cuttlebug and the design does not cut thru the organza ribbon that I am using. I put a piece of cardstock, ribbon, and then die and the die cuts the cardstock but just leaves an impression on the ribbon. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks
Deborah James  |  Wed Mar 6, 2013 at 10:30 AM
Love this flower. I will for sure try it smile
Suzanne Bérubé  |  Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 7:11 PM
Just wondering what I might be doing wrong. I can cut the cardstock, but the ribbon just gets an impression on it. It doesn't cut the ribbon
Deborah James  |  Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 11:16 AM

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