Unicorn

This cutie is highly popular, and little girls love it, however, it is very tedious to make and takes close to an hour to complete.

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Date Created: 2/25/17
Difficulty Level: Advanced
Time to Complete: 50 minutes
Pricing: $9.00
Materials Needed:
  • grosgrain
    • 7/8″ white
    • 5/8″ pink
    • 3/8″ various colors for the main and bangs, I chose:
      • neon pink
      • neon orange
      • ansi yellow
      • neon green
      • island blue
  • 1.75″ salon alligator clip
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun
  • lighter or flame
  • googly eyes
Measurements: (and what the pieces are for)
  • head: 2″ of 7/8″ white
  • ears: (2) 1″ of 7/8″ white
  • nose: 1″ of 5/8″ pink
  • neck: 2.5″ of 7/8″ white
  • hair: (1 of each color makes mane and bangs) 2.5″ of 3/8″
    • neon pink
    • neon orange
    • ansi yellow
    • neon green
    • island blue
  • horn: 3-4″ of 3/8″ ansi yellow (cut in half long ways, makes 2 horns)
  • (2) 7-8mm googly eyes
  • clip liner: 4.5″ of 3/8″ ansi yellow
Notes:
Sorry, no tutorial available yet for this one.  Please add a comment below if you’d like to request to see instructions on how to make this bow.

 

Love Bug Butterfly

Date Created: 3/2/17
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Time to Complete: 30 minutes
Pricing: $7.00
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Materials Needed:
  • all 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon
  • choose 3 different colors for the wings of your butterfly
  • choose a color for the antennae
  • pom poms
  • alligator clip
  • hot glue
  • scissors
  • ruler or measuring tape
 
Measurements: (and what the pieces are for)
  • (4) 3″ for outer wings
  • (4) 2.5″ for middle wings
  • (4) 2″ for inner wings
  • (1) 4.5″ for clip liner
  • (1) 1″ cut into 2 for antennae
  • (3) large or (5) small pom poms for body
  • (1) 1.75″ alligator clip
 
Instructions:
  • Heat seal all pieces of ribbon.
  • There a are 4 pieces of each color, or 2 pairs.  1 pair is for each wing.  Glue each pair together with a dot of glue at the tips so they form a right angle.  Flip it around and do the same thing with the other ends so they form a rounded football shape.  Repeat for each pair of ribbons. You should have 6 pair, 2 of each color.
  • Next, 1 of the outer wings and 1 of the middle wings and glue the middle one on the back of the outer one, about halfway down from the point.  Do the same glueing the inner wings onto the middle wings.  Then we change our pattern.  Take the other tip of the inner wings and glue it just below the other inner wing that you just glued on.  Next glue on the middle wing and finally the other tip of the outer wing.
  • Repeat to make a second wing.
  • Bring the 2 wings together. I usually snip off the pointed tip, so the wings fit together better. Glue the tips together.
  • Glue the wings to the ribbon lined alligator clip.
  • Next, make the antennae and glue onto the clip.
  • Last, glue on the pom poms.

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Woven Heart for Valentine’s Day

This woven heart can is very versatile, as it can be made with ribbon as shown here, or even as a craft for kids with construction paper.  Once complete, it can be placed on a hair clip, or a pin or even a badge reel holder. Here we use 3/8″ wide saddle stitch grosgrain in white with red stitch and red with black stitch.

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White with red stitch:
4″ and 4.5″

Red with black stitch:
4″ and 4.5″

For saddle stitch ribbon, I find it easier to stack the layers first before heat sealing the ends.  Take the 4″ piece and place it on top of the 4.5″ piece of the same color and adhere together on one end with a dot of glue. Repeat with other color.  Then heat seal all ends.

Place glued end on one of the sets on top of the other set on the glued end at a 90 degree angle to each other.  Then begin weaving and gluing each step of the way.

I will need to include more detailed pictures later on for these steps.

Gingerbread Boy and Girl Ribbon Sculpture Hair Clips

Date Created: Winter 2015
Difficulty Level: Advanced
Time to Complete: 1 hour
Pricing: $12
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Materials Needed:
  • 7/8″ brown grosgrain ribbon
  • 3/8″ brown grosgrain ribbon
  • 3/8″ holiday print ribbon
  • 1/8″ green grosgrain ribbon
  • 1 3/4″ alligator clip
  • 4-6 mm rhinestones
  • thin black rope
  • needle and thread
  • 7/8″ red grosgrain ribbon
  • 1/4″ baby white ricrac
  • tiny googly eyes
 
Measurements: (and what the pieces are for)
  • 1″ of 7/8″ brown grosgrain ribbon for head
  • (2) 3″ of 3/8″ brown grosgrain ribbon for arms
  • (2) 4″ of 3/8″ brown grosgrain ribbon for legs
  • 2″ of 3/8″ holiday print ribbon for tiny bow
  • 4 1/2″ of 3/8″ holiday print ribbon for clip liner
  • 3/4″ of 1/8″ green grosgrain ribbon for bow center
  • (2) green 5-6 mm rhinestones for buttons
  • (2) pink 4-5mm pink rhinestones for cheeks
  • 3/4″-1″ of thin black rope for smile
  • needle and thread to make bow
  • 7/8″ red grosgrain ribbon for skirt if making a girl
  • (4) 3/4″ of 1/4″ baby white ricrac for icing on arms and legs
  • (2) approx 5mm tiny googly eyes
 
Gingerbread Tutorial Videos
Arms and legs (Coming very soon, working on the uploads)
Head and face (Coming very soon, working on the uploads)
Skirt (Coming very soon, working on the uploads)

Snail Ribbon Sculpture

Date Created: 5/13/16
Difficulty LevelAdvanced
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Materials Needed:
ALL 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon:
  • Outside 10″
  • Inside 7″
  • Clip liner 4.5″
  • Body 4″
  • Antennae 1″

Notes:

  • For a 5 loop snail shell, begin inside and end outside with same color, usually the darker color. Have at least 3 inches extra of that color.
  • To start, glue top of outside piece facing down or inside against the other piece.

Christmas Wreath Ribbon Sculpture Hair Clip

Date Created: 11/12/15
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Time to Complete: 30 minutes
Price: $5 (only because once you get better at making the military braid, you can make them much more quickly)
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Materials Needed:
  • 1/4″ green grosgrain ribbon
  • 3/8″ red grosgrain ribbon (or any color for bow on wreath)
  • 6mm red or colored jewels for embellishment
Measurements: (and what the pieces are for)
  • 40″ of 1/4″ green
  • 5″ of red for bow
  • 4.5″ of red for clip liner
Instructions:
  • I followed my purchased instructions for Turtle Ribbon Sculpture by Ella Bella Bows for military braid.
Notes:
Make on hair clip, magnet, pin or ornament for tree.
10/9/16: Tried again with the shiny 1/4″ satin and measurements were perfect. Also used 6mm lighter red jewels and 4 1/2″ of the red polka dot ribbon for both the clip liner and bow.
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Bumble Bee Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial by Scrap Maniac

Date Created: 8/10/15
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Time to Complete: approx 30 minutes
Pricing at: $5.00
Materials Needed:
3/8″ black with white saddle stitch ribbon
3/8″ yellow with white polka dot ribbon
1/8″ silver ribbon
1 3/4″ flat alligator clip
small rhinestone gem (4-6mm)
 
Measurements: (and what the pieces are for)
black with white saddle stitch
     (1) 2.5″ for 1st body loop
     (1) 3.5″ for 3rd body loop
     (1) 1″ for head
     (1) 1.5″ to make 2 antennae
     (1) 4.5″ for clip liner
yellow with white polka dots
     (1) 3″ for 2nd body loop
     (1) 4″ for 4th body loop
(1) 4″ of silver for wings
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Instructional Video:

Turkey Ribbon Sculpture Hair Clip (2015 Version)

I first made ribbon sculpture turkeys in 2014.  The feathers were very large, so this year I scaled them back and bit and modified the placement of the feather.  I also changed the way I placed the beak and eyes on the face.  These little turkeys are so popular and you can have so much fun choosing different colors for the feathers!
Date Created: 2015
Difficulty Level: Advanced
Time to Complete: 30+ minutes
Pricing: $8.00 +
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Materials Needed:
  • 3/8′ ribbon in brown, red, orange and then various colors or prints for feathers
  • 1 3/4″ salon clip
  • (2) x 10mm googly eyes
  • scissors
  • hot glue
  • lighter
Measurements: See photo below of measured and cut pieces (and what the pieces are for)
Brown
  • 7″ for head and body, head folded up to mark at 3″
  • 3 1/2″ for first inner body loop
  • 2 1/2″ for second inner body loop
  • 3/4″ for back of head to close hole
  • 4 1/2″ for vertical clip liner
Orange
  • 3/4″ for beak, cut to triangle
Red
  • 1″ for gobbler (1 piece can make 2 gobblers cut wavy from corner to corner)
Polka Dot (various colors)
  • (5) 3 1/2″ for feathers
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Instructional Video:
Optional:
2″ for tiny bow tie hair bow
3/4″ of 1/8″ ribbon to wrap over center thread of bow, or accent with a rhinestone

My Favorite Christmas Tree (12 Branches)

Date Created: 12/2/16 (after several times of making these)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Time to Complete: 30 minutes
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Materials Needed:
3/8″ grosgrain ribbon
     Tree branches: emerald green, green print with ornaments or green print with snowflakes
     Bow: red, white, pink, silver, gold, any color (saddle stitch, polka dot, pattern print, sheer glittery)
     Trunk clip liner: brown or brown with polka dots
Jem or rhinestone optional
needle and thread for bow
hot glue
salon clip, badge holder, magnet, pin…whatever you are going to mount it on
Measurements: (and what the pieces are for)
(12) 2″ for tree branches
(1) 4.5-5″ for bow
(1) 4.5″ for trunk clip liner
 
Instructions:
  • Heat seal ends of all ribbons
  • For each branch, place a dot of glue on top of one end, place the other end on top at an angle to create a teardrop shape, leaving a small hole in the center. Repeat for all 12 branches
  • Mount 4 branches together. Mount 3 branches together.  Mount 3 branches together again. Mount 2 branches together.
  • Line clip with ribbon for tree trunk.
  • Glue bottom wrung of 4 branches near the bottom of the clip. Next glue 3, then 3, then 2.
  • Make bow topper and glue on top of tree.  Embellish bow.
Notes:
  • Tree can be emerald or any other green (but no one purchased the dark evergreen color) and everyone LOVED when I made it with the light green that had an ornament Christmas pattern with a red with white saddle stitch bow. I personally liked it better with the white with red saddle stitch bow.
  • Keep hole in loop small
  • Don’t angle bottom row in too much, keep in more level
  • Really Spread the 3 out
  • Glue each row together first, then glue the row to the clip.  The top most row will run out of clip and just be glued to the previous row.
  • If making it on a badge pull, simply fold the clip liner in half and glue turner for more stability. Charging $7 for badge pull tree, probably $6 or $6.50 on a clip

More examples:

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Witch Hat 3D Ribbon Sculpture Hair Clip

Date Created: 10/6/2014
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Time to Complete: 30 minutes?
Pricing: $5+ depending on materials and embellishments
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Materials Needed:
  • 2 1/4″ black ribbon
  • 1/4″ black ribbon
  • 3/8″ Halloween ribbon
  • cardboard or plastic to create templates
  • template to trace for hat circle and cone
  • light colored pencil for marking black ribbon
  • needle and black thread
  • 1 3/4″ single prong salon clip aka alligator clip
  • non-slip grip like Silly Grip
  • hot glue gun
  • lighter
  • protective heat mat
 
Measurements: (and what the pieces are for)
  • 2 1/4″ of 2 1/4″ black ribbon for round hat bottom
  • 3″ of 2 1/4″ black ribbon for hat cone
  • 5″ of 3/8″ Halloween ribbon for bow, cut edges into V shape
  • 3/4″ of 1/4″ black ribbon for bow center wrap
  • 3 1/2″ of 3/8″ Halloween ribbon for hat wrap, cut edges at 30% slant up
  • 4 1/2″ of  3/8″ Halloween ribbon for alligator clip liner
 
Instructions:
  • These are very general instructions, so I hope to be posting a video with more detail as soon as I can.
  • Trace templates for circle and cone onto the pieces of 2 1/4″ black ribbon using a white chalk pencil or light colored pencil so you can see where to cut it.
  • Cut out circle and cone, and heat seal all edges.
  • Wrap cone piece into cone shape and glue into place. (I’ll be making a video shortly showing how to do this, it is a little tricky.)
  • Use scissors if necessary to even out bottom of hat so it will sit flat on the circle, just make sure there are no bumps.
  • Starting in the back of the hat on the crease, glue the 3 1/2″ piece of Halloween ribbon to the hat with 1 dot.  It will still be sticking out on both sides.
  • 1 side at a time, add a little glue and adhere, wrapping it around to the front.  It will not all go on, it will slant down, and you will cut off the excess afterwards.
  • Cut off excess from wrap.
  • As evenly and quickly as possible, line glue around the entire circular bottom of hat cone and then center and stick onto hat circle before it dries.
  • Make bow, and glue onto center front of hat where points of hat wrap meet, thus covering that part up.
  • Finally, determine which way your hat will face and glue onto a ribbon lined alligator clip.