Fish Ribbon Sculpture Hair Clip Tutorial

Welcome to my tutorial on how to make these adorable little goldfish hair bows.

Date Created: 9/20/2015
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Time to Complete: 15 minute
Pricing: $3+
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Materials:

  • 5/8″ grosgrain
  • 3/8″ grosgrain
  • 1.75″ toothed alligator clip
  • (1) 7mm googly eye
  • scissors
  • needle and thread
  • hot glue gun

Measurements:fish-supplies-006

  • Body: 5-6″ of 5/8″ grosgrain
  • Fins and body center wrap: 1″ of 3/8″ grosgrain

Quick Instructions:

  • See video below for fully detailed instructions
  • Cut v shaped ends on 5/8″ ribbon.  Fold it in awareness style, taking notice that the loop at the top will be the mouth and use needle and thread to tie off center.  It looks like I liked measurement markings at 1.5″ and 5.5″ for center, so most likely 6″ of ribbon was used.  Mount on clip with glue.
  • Cut edge off of the 3/8″ ribbon to use a skinny approx 1/8″ wide or less piece for center belly wrap. Seal edge, then glue wrap around center, securing under big open part of clip.
  • Cut remaining piece of 3/8″ ribbon in half lengthwise at a diagonal to make 2 fins.  Glue under top and bottom of body.
  • Apply googly eye.

 

Instructional Video Tutorial:

 

Notes to Self on different renditions of making this fish:

  • #1) 5″ and 1″ – not long enough
  • #2) 6″ and 1.5″ – 6″ too long
  • #3) 5.5″ and 1.5″
  • mark 1.5″

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