Easy Ribbon Flower Embellishment

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Minnie Onesie Bow with title

When I made this Minnie Mouse onesie for my niece, I was trying to come up with an easy embellishment to make out of the red and white polka dot ribbon I bought. I’ve been experimenting for awhile with different techniques to make flowers and bows, but I’ll be honest, I have often failed! Lots and lots of Pinterest fails! I promise that this is fail proof though.


Fabric or Taffy Glue
Needle and thread


1. Cut 4 pieces of ribbon to your desired size. The width of your flower is the piece of ribbon folded in half.

Minnie Onesie Bow 1

2. Use a little bit of glue to attach the ends of the ribbon together, making a loop.

Minnie Onesie Bow 2

3. Thread your needle and bring it up through the stack of four ribbon loops. In order to hide the seams, make sure the needle goes through that portion of the loop and that the seams are on the bottom. Spread out your loops into different directions to make the flower design and then bring the thread back down through the stack to secure the design.

Minnie Onesie Bow 3

4. Then, attach the button to finish off the embellishment. I normally just use the same strand of thread for this whole process, so, at this point, I just bring the needle back up and through a button hole. Then, back down through another.

Minnie Onesie Bow 4

5. At this point, I use the same thread again to attach to the design. You can see the tutorial for the Minnie Mouse design, using Freezer Paper, on the blog here!

Minnie Onesie 5

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    • lovenerdmaggie says

      Thanks, Camille! I think you have a great idea! I was so happy with how easy it was, making it perfect to embellish a gift!

  1. danita Carr says

    I love crafty…but I’m not super good at it. This looks so easy and beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Daily Blog Boost

    • lovenerdmaggie says

      I always see these gorgeous flower embellishments and mine turn into just weird fabric bunches. That is why I love this one. Pretty quick and hard to mess up.

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