Kraft Monster : Ribbon-flower Hair band

Ribbon-flower Hair band



  • A thin headband – plastic or wire. 
  • 2 1/2 yards (2 1/4meters) of 1/4in (6mm) wide grosgrain ribbon – can be purchased through my sponsor, The Ribbon Retreat.
  • A wood burning tool or other method to seal your ribbon ends
  • Needle and thread
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Small buttons or crystals



  1. Cut your ribbon into 24 or 27 segments, each 3in (76 mm) long. Seal the ends. 
  2. Group into eight or nine sets of three pieces of ribbon each 
  3. Fold three ribbons in half to find their centers, and mount them onto a threaded needle (with a knot on one end.) Don’t pull the thread all the way through yet!
  4. Take one end and give it a half twist, then place it on the needle, close to the top edge of the ribbon (photo 3, below). Repeat with the other side of that same piece of ribbon (photo 4). Again, don’t pull the needle through yet!
  5. As you can see, the half twist forms the ribbon into a cupped petal facing downward – or upward. Make sure you twist all the ribbons in the same direction!
  6. ribbon flower headband by sewmccool collage 2
  7. Repeat the above steps with the second ribbon, and then the final ribbon, remembering not to pull your needle through all the way yet.
  8. Once you’ve finished mounting all the ribbon ends onto the needle
  9. And then glue each flower to your headband!

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