Monday, February 20, 2012

Recycled ribbon flower


   Hi, I am back with a simple flower from recycled ribbon.. Me and my husband volunteer a lot and badges like these are plenty around our home. Yesterday my husband brought this badge home. I decided to do something with the ribbons. 

  When I removed the red colour ribbon it was heavily stapled to the base , and it had folds like this.

        I sewed the folds together with white thread so it shows well in the picture and also  because I felt too lazy to change the thread in my sewing machine. But then it does not show as you'll see.

        I cut a round base as big as the flower in want and then rolled the ribbon with the right side inside.

        Apply a good amount of glue to the paper and the ribbon and stick the ribbon to the circle.

        Spread the outer ribbon to the circular paper base. I placed a small box on top to keep the ribbon in place,not to worry the flower does not lose its ruffles .

        I made this flower for the Arathi thattu I am planning to decorate. Since the finished work is usually not saved, It is a good idea to recycle as much as we can.

     Thanks for stopping by.


Dr Sonia S V said...

Wow awesome recycling !

Baukje said...

wow so beautiful!
Greetings Baukje

Flora said...

Wonderful tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

Shama Nagarajan said...


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Sathya said...

so nice

eva said...


painted princess collection said...

wow suganthi it is marvelous upcycling idea


This is so perfect..Love it..

வை.கோபாலகிருஷ்ணன் said...

Great work!

Your creativity is very much appreciated.

The flower (recycled from a ribbon) is so beautiful.

Glad to note that it will be placed in a Aarathi plate as decoration.

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With Best Wishes ....

KukiesBasket said...

Timnish said...

great re-cycling. it always help to put use to something that you are not going to use again. Save the environment.


Adriana said...

Great work ! ''A simple flower'' how you called it but that looks very complicated ! A good way to recyle.

Pooja said...

I found this wonderful post while searching something else on google.This is beautiful !

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Unknown said...

WOW Beautiful flower. love it.
your blog is really awesome.
just following you now...
Best Wishes.

Isha Tripathi said...

asmitaJanuary 30, 2013 at 3:42 PM
hey this is really very nice idea. i wanted to gift something to my friend for her birthday. going to use your idea and link back to you. thanx for sharing.


Sunehra KoshyJanuary 30, 2013 at 7:13 PM
Yes this is a fantastic idea, great use of CDs and sure to be a well appreciated gift. Coolio!
Crafting Till The Crack of Dawn


Deepti StephensJanuary 30, 2013 at 11:15 PM
Cool.. :)


HussenaJanuary 31, 2013 at 6:36 PM
What a lovely wall hanging Apeksha!...The colors & the idea are fabulous..So perfect for a baby girl..!!

Thank you so much for playing along "Crafter's Corner' # 4 & Best of Luck! :)


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shalini mittalFebruary 5, 2013 at 1:10 AM
so cute it is....lovely....thanks for playing with us at crafters corner Challenge no # 4 - Anything but not a Card or Layout ....wish you all the best


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Baukje said...

So Gorgeous I love you work
Greetings Baukje




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