Happy Birthday Jane Austen! Celebrate with roses…

P1020364P1020363 Today is Jane Austen’s birthday. Happy birthday to our inspiring author! To celebrate, I thought I’d share a craft similar to something she herself might have done to trim her own garments or accessories–Ribbon Roses.

I recently had the pleasure of doing these at a bridal shower we hosted for my future daughter-in-law. I got to teach  them all how to do them and we spent a lovely time chatting and folding our roses. Even better, they looked just lovely with my great-grandmother’s Fostoria crystal that we brought out for the occasion. 

P1020362As I was working up the sample bouquet you see in the picture, my eldest son, who is getting married, wandered up and asked if he could help.  I suddenly had the thought of being able to share them with you as well!  So he grabbed the camera and took a little video of the process.

It was a little bit impromptu, so it is a little rough, but I hope you enjoy them and give them a try yourself!

Tell me about how you might use these pretties in one of your own projects in the comments! 




How to Make Ribbon Roses


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    • Evie Cotton on December 16, 2014 at 6:07 am
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    I’ve never thought about doing anything like this. Might have to give it a try!

    • Deborah on December 16, 2014 at 1:41 pm
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    Thank you so much for sharing, Grace. They seem relatively easy to make! Great anniversary gift for someone.

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