Hold onto your hat, but I actually had a little free time to create today! I know, I can't believe it either. :o) When we were at our Post Convention Team Meeting the other week, one of our creative projects was to make the make one of the CTMH My Creations Stars along with Karen (the PaperDolls fearless leader) teaching us to may a rolled flower. Well, I never had the chance to make my star at the meeting, but it is such a wonderful project that I was determined to make one.
Now for the Polka Satin Ribbon (Z1802)) Flower in the center. When Karen taught us how to make the flower, she used the burlap ribbon (Z1760). I looked at the satin ribbon and wondered would it work. Well, it did! :o) Cut two pieces of ribbon...one to measure 12 inches and the other measuring 24 inches. When using burlap, you only need 12 inches for each length. Fold the lengths in half and glue the edge using a hot glue gun (don't burn yourself.) Begin to roll the 12 inch length tightly and hold together with the glue. You want a tight roll so feel free to add glue from the selvage to the top. This is the center of your flower. Next take the 24 inch length, attach to the base (salvage) edge of the flower center. Make sure that you only glue the bottom portion. Begin to wrap around the flower center and randomly pleat the ribbon so that it fans out to look like a flower. When you are close to the end, fold in the edge to keep the ribbon from fraying. If you are using burlap, you may fringe it to give the petal effect. This is why you need less ribbon when you are using the burlap...the fringing forms the petal look. Cut two shorter lengths of ribbon to attach to the bottom to form your "leaves." Very easy and a great effect. What do you think?
I love these stars and can see me making several for Holiday Gifts. For Now, Happy Crafting!