Cork Ribbon Flowers

I found cork ribbon on clearance and knew exactly what I would do with it. I love cork and think having it available in ribbon opens up more possibilities in creativity. Regular cork is just too bulky and stiff to actually make flexible things. I've always wanted to make cork flowers out of cork. I actually tried to make small ones using wine corks, but I wasn't handy with carving and gave up rather quickly. Now I had my chance. I bought two different sizes of cork ribbon and didn't waste any time putting my cork flowers together.
First I made accordion folds in the ribbon and cut out five petal shapes of three different sizes . . . .
large, medium and small petals.
And curled the edges with scissors.
Made a slit in the bottom centers and hot glued the ends together.
Cut out an inch circle of cork ribbon and started gluing the largest five petals on.
Continue gluing each size layer of petals on: first layer - 5 large petals, second layer - 5 medium petals, third layer - 5 small petals.
Cut a disk from the end of a wine cork and glue in the center of the petals. And then decorate to your hearts' content!
I tried another version by cutting out leafy shapes freehand, gluing to wire stems to make a cute wispy display.
Gail@Purple Hues and Me
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