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Pipe Cleaner Flower Ring Craft

The Martha Stewart Show, February 2010

Turn a basic pipe cleaner into a charming cocktail ring -- the perfect present for bridesmaids and flower girls -- using this simple process from Wendy Baner.

Tools and Materials

  • Six pipe cleaners in color of desired rose
  • One green pipe cleaner

Ring How-To
1. Group six pipe cleaners with ends even, and twist in the middle about 5 times to create something that looks like whiskers.

2. Put the twist under the intended ring finger and cross the "whiskers" over the top of the finger to measure the ring size. Remove pipe cleaners from finger and twist to size.

3. Open and spread out the "legs." Make a very tiny bend on the end of each leg, pressing back onto itself. Start rolling each leg from the bend into the center, pulling back as you roll to make the roll as tight as possible.

4. Arrange each rolled "petal" of the rose. Begin by turning the two innermost rolls to face each other, and work outward, arranging and organizing the petals until you are happy with the rose's shape.

5. To add a leaf, twist a green pipe cleaner around the top of the ring, where it meets the flower. Roll each leg of the green pipe cleaner into the center as you did for the rose. Pinch the outside of each roll to give it a leaf shape.

Comments (14)

  • lisasuej 14 Nov, 2010

    This project worked out super-well with my Girl Scout troop of 5th graders. Very easy, and the girls were able to add their own creative touches by adding beads and buttons in the center of the flowers.

  • imajapgerm 10 Aug, 2010

    These are wonderful! I have made over 30 of these in various colors to give to the ladies in my parents senior citizen club and also to my friends. Everybody loves them! It is an easy project and they are fun to wear! I used small store bought pom pom balls for the centers and one green pipe cleaner for the two leaves.

  • imajapgerm 10 Aug, 2010

    These are wonderful! I?

  • Cuachalas 21 Feb, 2010

    My daugher is making them for her soccer team mates. They will have their soccer banquet next month. She is making them in blue and white and is having just too much fun making them. Thanks for Martha for having local talent visit your wide viewed tv show. Wendy is a very talented. Do you have the instructiions for the boutineers?

    P.S. My 14 year old daughter, Alexis loves your crafts and is always looking on your website since she is at school when your show airs. Thanks again.

  • tracyc1166 19 Feb, 2010

    I did this with my Girl Scout Daisy troop (1st graders) and they loved the rings. It is better to use only 3 pipe cleaners for a child's ring. They look much better on their smaller hands.

  • WEWA 17 Feb, 2010

    I have 3 boys and they would love to make Joey's pipe cleaner mustache -could pleas post instructions for that.

  • romaynekilde 16 Feb, 2010

    I would like to learn how to make the boutineer that the grooms-to-be were wearing in the audience during the show. I checked Wendy's website and didn't find any instructions there. The boutineer looked similar to the ring, so I would just need to know how to start it.

  • romaynekilde 16 Feb, 2010

    I would like to learn how to make the boutineer that the grooms-to-be were wearing in the audience during the show. I checked Wendy's website and didn't find any instructions there. The boutineer looked similar to the ring, so I would just need to know how to start it.

  • buffyanne 16 Feb, 2010

    Where did you get your pipe cleaners? Any good suppliers you recommend?

  • buffyanne 16 Feb, 2010

    Where did you get your pipe cleaners? Any good suppliers you recommend?

  • buffyanne 16 Feb, 2010

    Where did you get your pipe cleaners? Any good suppliers you recommend?

  • celebrate54 16 Feb, 2010

    I absolutely love the look of these flowers and easy to make. Thanks to Wendy Baner for sharing this idea. Do have more ideas to share? I already made about 30 flowers...Love it!

  • aliciahanson 15 Feb, 2010

    I am having so much fun practicing these for my daugters birthday. We are going to some before and some during.

  • PMO 15 Feb, 2010

    I'm anxious to see the video for the pipe cleaner ring.