December 10, 2011

Poinsettia flower with Satin ribbon

Hi friends!! Today I want to share with you a tutorial for making poinsettia flowers with satin ribbon. I had learned this from a lady in Assam, when I was in Std X. I love the way these flowers look.
I had made this hanging flowers bouquet with this technique, long back.
Also see my tin can luminaries project posted today where I used these flowers.

Now, onto the tutorial (P.S. This is a picture heavy post)
1. Take the broad satin ribbon which we easily get in craft stores. The effect with the double shaded ones is much better, but since I wanted to make poinsettias, I have used bright red color.
2. Trace the petal shape onto the ribbon and cut them. You will need 7 petals for one flower.
3. Make lines on the petals using hot knife.
4. Take craft wire and wrap it with green tape. Cut the wires a little longer than the petals and glue them to the back of the petals as shown.
5. Once the glue dries, take 7 flower centers, and fold them. Take one petal at a time, bending them backwards and start adhering them around the flower center, one by one with thread.
6. Tie 3 petals at first, for the top layer. Then layer the rest of the petals below them.
The wire makes it easy to bend and place the petals in any form.
Use the flowers for decoration or as embellishments for your projects. You can make leaves also in similar way with green ribbon.
Hope you like the tutorial :)
Please drop in a comment in case you have any queries regarding this. I will answer them in this post later.

Happy crafting!!

Challenges entered:
Southern Girls - Ribbon
ABC Christmas Challenge - Christmas - anything goes
Cooking It Up With Katie - # 86 anything goes
Create Me Pink Challenges - #5 Christmas Colours
Creative Belli - #132 winter/Christmas
Digistamps 4 Joy - #33 Christmas, no animals
Decorate to Celebrate - #13 Christmas party decoration
Inky Impressions - #26 ribbon
My Mum's Craft shop - 35 traditional Christmas
Penny's Paper-Crafty - #68 Merry Christmas
Paper take weekly - Anything goes

32 comments:

  1. wow wonderful tutorial... Thanks Indira..

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  2. It's amazingly divine!!! Beautiful creation.... Thanks a bunch of poinsettias for sharing it with all of us.... :D

    Ash.. :)

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  3. Absolutely stunning.thanks for sharing the tutorial....have to try now.

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  4. beautiful, thanks for the tutorial!!!
    Paula

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  5. Totally COSMIC... thank you very much :-D xxx

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  7. The ribbon Poinsettia looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing the steps.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  8. looks so real beautiful thank you for joining us at decorate to celebrate and tfs

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  9. What wonderful handmade poinsettia!! Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Merry Christmas Challenge!

    Kathleen – Guest Designer
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

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  10. Wow, these are so beautiful!! Thank you for the awesome tutorial!! And thanks so much for playing along at Decorate to Celebrate!

    Lisa
    Decorate to Celebrate DTM
    indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  11. Stunning flowers and a brilliant tutorial thanks for sharing! and thanks for joining in with us at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, Come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

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  12. Wow- these are GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for the tutorial!
    :)Amy
    http://amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

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  13. How pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Decorate to Celebrate.

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  14. Oooo...these are so very pretty! Fab job with the flowers and they look simply amazing! :)

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  15. What a lovely tutorial. I did wonder how you make these flowers .They look gorgeous!!!

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  16. wow absolutely stunning thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

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  17. Wow these are stunning! thanks for showing us how and joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

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  18. Great tutorial, and thanks for joining us at Penny's for our Merry Christmas Challenge. Good luck, and please join us again.
    Blessings,
    Karen - DT Member
    karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  19. Wow! what a great tutorial and fabulous embellishment! Thanks so much for playing with us in the Belli Challenge! Please stop by and play with us again! Our next challenge is "Christmas Cards" on the 21st! One last card before that big day!
    Merry Christmas!
    Darsie
    Belli Challenge DT Coordinator & Owner

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  20. Thanks for sharing, Indira. This poinsettia flowers are verry pretty...like a real...

    hugs,
    Susan

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  21. What a lovely project
    Thank you for joining us this month at
    DS4J
    Love Jan
    xx

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  22. WOW, gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck! Delphine xx

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  23. Beautiful blog dear! Love each card ! Do stop by mine too .
    Cheers!

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  24. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at Pennys Merry Christmas challenge and good luck. Julie x

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  25. This is loooooovely Kavitha! I love the red! Ah, my favourite colour!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  26. Congrats on your win at Penny's!!

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  27. Thanks so much for entering your beautifully executed creation in our Digistamps 4 Joy "Merry Christmas - no animals" challenge.
    luv n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    DS4J DT LEAD

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  28. So pretty. Thanks for the tut.
    Also thanks for you lovely comment on my blog and letting me know about ICR. I will surely try to join.
    Regards,
    Archana

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  29. thanks indra ur dis lovely tutorial.......
    will try them out...

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  30. Thanks for sharing.. excellent work..

    Regards,
    Sweety

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  31. Dear ur sooooo verrry creative

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Thank you for your lovely comments! They mean a lot to me :)

Cheers,
Indira

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