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Ribbon Roses And Wood Vases


  1. Unwired ribbon that is at least 0.75 inches thick and no more than 1.5 inches thick/wide.
  2. Hot glue gun and glue
  3. Stem
  4. Leaves/greenery
  5. A vase. You can use my design, which requires my design, wood, and a test tube (I used a plastic one).
  6. Scissors and maybe wire cutters depending on the greenery and stems you use.

Vase Assembly:

  1. Take one long strip of wood and feed it threw the larger circular piece.
ribbon rose and wood vase

2. Place slit of wood strip into slit in the larger circular piece. Make sure the strip of wood slip is the smallest/closest to the end of the strip, not the end with more wood.

3. Then place the smaller circle shape over the strip of wood and join the slits together.

4. Now grab another strip of wood and place it inside the two circles and into the corresponding slits. Make sure to not skip slits.

ribbon rose and wood vase

5. Continue until you have all the strips of wood in place.

6. Now place your test tube into the center of your vase.

Note: I applied wood glue with a toothpick to each slit in my wood to insure a stronger bond and that none of the pieces would slip out.

ribbon rose and wood vase


  1. Measures out about 16 inches of ribbon and fold it in half. I kept my ribbon on the spool as to not waste any extra ribbon.
  2. At the middle of your ribbon (about 8 inches) fold your ribbon so it makes a 90 degree angle.
ribbon rose and wood vase
  1. Fold one side of ribbon, then the other side of the ribbon back and forth until you run out of ribbon on the one end.
  1. Hold both ends of ribbon tightly in your hand as you let go of the folded ribbon.
  1. Now pull the piece of ribbon that is still on the spool as you continue to hold the other end of the ribbon.
ribbon rose and wood vase
  1. As you pull your ribbon your rose will begin to form. Pull your ribbon until you are happy with your rose. If you pull it to much you will pull the center of the rose out.
  2. Glue the end and any lose areas with hot glue to help hold the shape of your rose.
  3. Cut off the end still attached to the spool.
  4. Glue a stem to your ribbon flower.
  5. Add greenery or individual leaves to your flowers.
  6. Trim stems to desired length and place flowers in vase.

These flowers would be a nice gift for Valentine’s Day, a birthday, or just because. You Could put a single rose in a lunch box with a note. You can get very different looks depending on the size, color, and amount of flowers you decide to make. If you do not have a way to cut wood, then you could also cut the vase out of cardboard or a craft board. You could then paint it or cut the same design out of a pretty cardstock and use mod podge to attach it. You would need to make the design twice out of the cardstock to cover both sides of your boards. I would love to see how your creation come out!

ribbon rose and wood vase

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