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Hand-Dyed Ribbon Flower by Tiffany Windsor

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Tiffany Windsor shares a simple dyeing technique to transform plain white ribbons with acrylic paint. It’s easy to create your own hand-colored ribbons that can be used for vintage inspired ribbon flowers and many other crafting and sewing projects. Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Tiffany’s super cool Hand-Dyed Ribbon Flower YouTube video tutorial!

Materials

Acrylic paint – if you want your ribbon to dry soft, be sure to use a fabric paint such as Tulip Soft Fabric Paint (colors of your choice)
Plastic cups (for dipping)
White ribbon (or light color of your choice) – I used a poly-blend for my project
Clothespin(s)
Water
Lutradur (for back of flower)
Corsage pin or hat pin
Needle and thread
Scissors

Hand-Dyed Aqua Ribbon Flower by Tiffany Windsor - 1 Pour paint into small plastic cups. Add small amount of water to dilute paint to desired strength.
Hand-Dyed Aqua Ribbon Flower by Tiffany Windsor - 2 Measure off desired amount of ribbon for each flower. (I usually cut approximately 2-1/2 yards.)
Hand-Dyed Aqua Ribbon Flower by Tiffany Windsor - 3 Roll ribbon keeping edges even.
Hand-Dyed Aqua Ribbon Flower by Tiffany Windsor - 4 Secure with clothespin.
Hand-Dyed Aqua Ribbon Flower by Tiffany Windsor - 5 Quickly dip side of ribbon into paint.
Hand-Dyed Aqua Ribbon Flower by Tiffany Windsor - 6 The ribbon will soak of the paint very quickly.
Hand-Dyed Aqua Ribbon Flower by Tiffany Windsor - 7 If desired, remove clothespin and move to other side and dip in second color of acrylic paint.
Hand-Dyed Aqua Ribbon Flower by Tiffany Windsor - 8 Set ribbon roll into clean cup.
Hand-Dyed Aqua Ribbon Flower by Tiffany Windsor - 9 Remove clothespin. Let ribbon set for several hours then remove and hang to dry.
Hand-Dyed Aqua Ribbon Flower by Tiffany Windsor - 10 When ribbon is completely dry, it’s time to create your flower!
Hand-Dyed Aqua Ribbon Flower by Tiffany Windsor - 11 Fold ribbon in half. Secure with corsage pin onto Lutradur.
Hand-Dyed Aqua Ribbon Flower by Tiffany Windsor - 12 Begin twisting and wrapping the ribbon around the pin. Stitch back side of ribbon to Lutradur at approximately 1/4″ – 1/2″ intervals.  Be sure to knot each stitch to hold securely.
Hand-Dyed Aqua Ribbon Flower by Tiffany Windsor - 13 Continue wrapping and stitching to hold in place. Cut tail of ribbon, tuck under and stitch in place.
Hand-Dyed Aqua Ribbon Flower by Tiffany Windsor - 14 When entire flower is stitched, remove pin.
Hand-Dyed Aqua Ribbon Flower by Tiffany Windsor - 15 Cut flower from Lutradur being careful to avoid stitching.
Hand-dyed Ribbon Flowers by Tiffany Windsor Once you start, you’re not going to want to stop!  Make them by the dozen!

About Tiffany Windsor

Born into an artistic, entrepreneurial family, it is no surprise that Tiffany has found success expressing her talents in many different arenas. As the daughter of Aleene Jackson, America’s beloved “Mother of Crafting” and inventor of Aleene’s Tacky Glue, Tiffany’s first love is expressing herself creatively. Tiffany is well known in the creative community as the producer and host of Aleene’s Creative Living Television show and editor of the companion newsstand magazine. She has made regular appearances on QVC and HSN and has authored numerous hard-cover and soft-cover books. She is an active member of the Craft and Hobby industry and co-director of the CHA SoCal Chapter. Tiffany is the founder of Cool2Craft, featuring an on-line creative community and popular YouTube channel. www.cool2craft.com - www.youtube.com/cool2craft

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