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.
As 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