How to Make a Kanzashi Flower (Steps to Solve it (Step 1: Organize tools…
How to Make a Kanzashi Flower
Teach a person to make origami styled flowers from fabric and cheap materials
Brides/Bridal Party Members
Small Accessory Business Owners
Decor/Accessories too pricey
Cultural Connections for Japanese People
Ribbon/Fabric (roughly a 1-2 feet depending on complexity)
Candle or Lighter
Measuring tape or ruler
Felt (one quarter size circle per flower made)
Video Editing Software
Personal Website (Dogwood Dreamer)
Steps to Solve it
Step 1: Organize tools for prep
Step 2: Measure ribbon in desired size squares and cut out 7 squares in each size cut.
Step 3: Fold Ribbon squares in half and then again, curling into a loop-shape
Step 4: Using long-needle nose pliers, place the edge of the loop over a lit flame candle or lighter to bond the ribbon edges.
Step 5: Cut the edge under the loop to make it more stable. Then seal the ribbon with the flame.
Step 6: Once all the ribbon loops are cut and bonded, cut a circle of felt around the size of a quarter
Step 7: Using a hot glue gun, place dots of glue along the edge and place the loops on the dots, creating a flower shape
Step 8: If making a more complex design, add the extra loops and designs with the hot glue gun.
Step 9: Finish the flower by gluing a button or brooch in the center to hide the loop centers.
Step 10: Your flower is finished. Add backings as desired (such as a alligator clip for a hair pin or a brooch pin for a brooch).