I love the quirky look of ric rac and after lots of requests, I finally decided to stock it a couple of years ago. For me it is not an ideal ribbon choice in gift wrapping as I haven’t mastered how to tie a bow with it yet.
With Valentines Day approaching I decided to try something new, and the great thing is that you can make these super cute flowers, just by using a small length of ric rac.
This was the first time I had a go at this and used approx. 80cm of trim
Ideally you will need a sewing machine, or you can hand sew instead. You’ll also need a needle and thread.
With your 80cm length fold it in half in the centre
Lay the ric rac like this and you will need to either hand stitch ot machine stitch all the way along one edge. This will hold the 2 layers together.
Start with the 2 rough ends (not the folded in half end) curling them very tight to form the centre of the flower.
As you go along hand stitch underneath to keep the flower together (pins may help)
When you get to the end you may want to cover the base with a small piece of felt with a glue gun.
You can them add it to a gift, headband, or piece of clothing with a safety pin
Or how about adding it to a necklace or make it in to a funky ring?
Photo courtesy of thecraftingchicks
Photo courtesy of Craftgawker
Also don’t forget that I will be gift wrapping and doing lots of crafty projects live on Create on Craft TV (channel 36) on February 27th at 4pm