Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Maya Road's flower tutorial

I am crazy about Maya Road's products. They are awesome! She posted this flower tutorial yesterday and I believe you will love it as much as I did. Enjoy!

Maya Road's ribbons are very cool and retail for about $1.00 or so a yard. They are pre-plated and available in both satin and grosgrain like this. It takes close to 2 yards to make each yard of our pleated ribbon trim:


With about 18" - 24" of this ribbon you can create some FABULOUS flowers. Here is a list of supplies you will need:
1. Maya Road New Pleat Ribbon (in satin or grosgrain)
2. Strong Quick Dry Adhesive or a Glue Gun
3. Maya Road Foundations Chipboard or Motifs Chipboard (you want the circles from here unpunched)
4. Maya Road Trinket Buttons

Start with all your supplies:


Step 1:
Put a big dot of glue in the middle of your chipboard circle


Step 2:
Start rolling your ribbon in a spiral in your hand, when you get about a 1/2" spiral put down on the glue. Hold til it grabs the adhesive and sticks on. You will need to work fast!


Step 3:
Continue adding the glue to the chipboard and spiral the ribbon around the circle. Keep wrapping til you come to the end of the chipboard circle and tuck in the ribbon and trim excess.


Step 4:
Now find a button you like and nest it in the middle of the flower - glue in place. Add the leaf to the backside if desired (you can also finish off the back of the chipboard piece with a piece of felt to cover it if desired or mist the chipboard piece first to match your flower and then create the flower.


Step 5:
Repeat for all the other flowers you want to create! Once you get the hang of it, this flower takes only 10 minutes to make!


Here is how the flower looks when you make it out of the grosgrain pleated ribbon:


Have a blessed and wonderful day in the joy of the Lord!


  1. now I am on the hunt for this ribbon!!! these are amazing--

  2. Wow this is sooooooooooooooooooooo cool! This has got to be one of the neatest products and the end result of the flower is insanely cool too! Thanks for sharing this!!!

  3. They are gorgeous!!!
    I adore Maya Road products!!!

  4. So cool! I'm going to try that ... thank you!

  5. Wow q belleza de trabajo Bea !!! Ahora toca copiarme para mi propio stuff !!! jjajaja Un abrazo.-

  6. I'm going to have to find some of this ribbon, these flowers are so pretty. Thanks so much for the tutorial. Shari (cricutrookie)

  7. These are gorgeous. I suppose we can get this ribbon at Joannes? I have to try these they are just awesome.

  8. What a great way to make flowers. They're beautiful!

  9. Ooooohhhhh, I want that ribbon!!! Those look amazing!!!!

  10. WOW I love the ribbon! It's a must have!!!

  11. FABULOUS! i don't know if we have these ribbons at the store but we need them!

  12. Hello my beautiful and wonderful friend!!! How I missed you these last few days! Thanks so much for the encouraging comments -- and the visits!

    Taking a break from layouts?!!! LOL!!! Well, that flower is just yummy!!! I'm going to have to find some of this lovely ribbons and try those flowers!!!

    Thanks for the tutorial; this is a great project!

    Hugs and smooches!

  13. Thanks for posting this they are lovely, and the new Page Design.... wow!!!!

    Have a safe and happy trip my wonderful friend, may god be with you.

  14. Beautiful flowers!!! Thanks for sharing this tutorial!! Hugs!!

  15. Hi Sunshine,
    Loving these flowers! Got to find a source quickly. Huge Hugs, love you.