4th of July Over the Top Bow, “Star Spangled Cutie”

4th of July Over the Top Bow with “Star Spangled Cutie” removable/changeable bottle cap

Date Created: 7/2016
Difficulty Level: Advanced
Time to Complete: 30+ minutes
Pricing: $7.00
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Materials Needed:
  • 3/8″ ribbon
    • red with white dots
    • navy& white lollipop stripes
  • 7/8″ ribbon
    • turquoise
    • white
    • navy
    • red & white stripe
  • 50-60cm french clip
  • 1.75″ alligator clip
  • 1″ bottle cap image
  • 1″ epoxy dot
  • 1″ bottle cap
  • E6000 glue
  • scissors
  • needle and thread
  • hot glue gun
  • lighter or heat seal source
Measurements: (and what the pieces are for)
  • 16″ of 7/8″ turquoise for boutique bow
  • 5″ of 3/8″ red with white dots for center
  • 4.5″ of 3/8″ red with white dots for clip liner
  • 6″ of 3/8″ red with white dots for center wrap
  • (2) 9″ of 3/8″ red with white dots for top bow surround
  • (2) 9.5″ of 3/8″ white & navy lollipop stripes for bottom bow surround
  • Spikes (all 4″, but I think 4.5″ would have worked better on this bow)
    • (2) 7/8″ turquoise
    • (2) 7/8″ white
    • (2) 7/8″ navy
    • (1) 7/8″ red & white stripe
Note:
After making boutique bow, it measured 3″ from corner to corner. So to measure the spikes I added 1″ and cut them at 4″.  However, these spikes ended up a bit too short and didn’t stick out under the bow at all.  I would try measuring spikes to be 1.5″ longer than longest length of the boutique bow.
Instructions:
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.

Pinwheels with Tails (5/8″ ribbon) for 4th of July

Pinwheels with tails, made with 5/8″ ribbon for 4th of July

Date Created: 6/30/16
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Time to Complete:
Pricing: $2.50
Materials Needed:
  • 5/8″ ribbon for bow
  • 1/4″ ribbon for center wrap
  • 3/8″ ribbon for clip liner
  • 1.75″ alligator clip
  • scissors
  • hot glue
  • lighter or flame
  • needle and thread
 
Measurements: (and what the pieces are for)
  • bow: 9.5″ of 5/8″ red ribbon
  • center wrap: a few inches of 1/4″ navy ribbon
  • clip liner: 3/8″ white with red stripes ribbon
 
Instructions:
  • Wrap the 5/8″ ribbon around a 1.75″ template to form pinwheel shape with tails.
  • Run needle and thread through center line, 2 stitches per piece of ribbon.
  • Cinch, wrap tight, and tie off.
  • Wrap and glue on center wrap.
  • Glue to ribbon lined alligator clip.

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Pinwheel (5/8″ ribbon) Hair Bow for 4th of July

Date Created: 6/2016
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Time to Complete:
Pricing: $2.50
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Materials Needed:
  • 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon (blue with white stars)
  • 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon (red)
  • 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon (white)
  • small clip
 
Measurements: (and what the pieces are for)
  • top half of pinwheel: 4″ of 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon (blue with white stars)
  • bottom half of pinwheel: 4″ of 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon (red)
  • center wrap: 4″ of 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon (white)
 
Instructions:
  • Fold ribbon as if making a tuxedo bow, but add both ribbons to the needle and thread.  Cinch the thread, wrap and tie off, to make a pinwheel.

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.

Patriotic 3 Layer Shabby Flower

This shabby layered flower is perfect for any patriotic holiday.  It is also one of my most popular bows I sell on Etsy.  It’s one of the flowers though, that I absolutely LOVED the first time I made it, and now I’m having a hard time getting it to be exactly the same again because I never wrote down the measurements the first time, ugh. There are some comparison photos so you can see, I got it as close as possible.  Also I ran out of my favorite material, that was a gift from my aunt, and is probably 20 years old, because I can’t find exactly the same kind anywhere.  I bought 3 very expensive similar yards instead.
Date Created: Summer 2014
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Time to Complete: 20 minutes
Pricing: $5 +
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Materials Needed:
  • Red material
  • White material
  • Blue with stars
  • 18mm rhinestone
  • 2.25″ flat toothed alligator clip
  • Non slip grip
  • Felt
Measurements: (and what the pieces are for)
  • Red material: 4 flowers, 3.25″ diameter, 5 petals
  • White material: 4 flowers, 2.75″ diameter, 5 petals
  • Blue with stars: 4 flowers, 2″, 5 petals
  • Felt: 1.25″ circle
 
Instructions:
  • I cut out a strip of red material 3 5/8″ wide using the 3 5/8″ square template to fold it over. Then I traced the 3 1/2″ flower on, slid the template out and then cut out the flower.
  • First I roll all four colors in my hands to get them squished up a little bit. Then I roll one to time for a few seconds to get them a little shabbier. The longer you roll the shabbier they look.
  • Second layer, which is the white layer, I used the 2 3/4″ flower template.
  • When folding the bigger 2 layers of petals, hold two petals up to up to meet in the middle of one petal and then fold in together. However leave the side facing you slightly more towards the left so you have a flower petal bigger than 90 degrees. That will help close up any gaps.
  • For the blue with white stars later, I used the 2″template. Try to make these petals exactly 90° when folded since they are the top layer. Since they are smaller, petals they’re much easier to line up at 90 degrees.
  • Top with an 18 millimeter rhinestone, and choice of back mount.

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When comparing the old flower clip to the new flower clip, it appears that maybe the biggest layer was a bit smaller than 3 1/2″, maybe 3 1/4″ and the white layer may have been 2 1/2″. But the 2″ top layer looks appropriate.  New one on left, old one on right.Picture (10).jpg

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:

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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Cherries Ribbon Sculpture Hair Clip Tutorial

Date Created: 5/13/16
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Time to Complete: 10 minutes each
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Materials Needed:
  • 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon in red, and red with white polka dots
  • 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon in green
  • 1 3/4″ alligator clip
  • hot glue
  • scissors
  • lighter or other ribbon sealing device
Measurements: (and what the pieces are for)
  •  (2) 1.5″ of 3/8″ red ribbon for inside of cherries
  • (2) 1.75″ of 3/8″ red ribbon for outside of cherries
  • 5.5″ of 1/4″ green ribbon for stems
  • small jewel approx 5mm
  • 4.5″ of red with white polka dots for clip liner
 
Instructions:
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.

Butterfly Ribbon Sculpture Hair Bow

I LOVE getting outfits for my nieces for their birthdays or holidays, and making hair bows to match. It is so fun to customize the kind of bow I think they would like and then matching the colors and styles.  I usually end up with my most creative bows that way, because I’m not afraid to mix and match colors, since I know they obviously will look nice together since they look good on the outfit. The best compliment is then seeing them wear the outfit and matching bows 🙂

Butterfly

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3 Layer Butterfly ribbon sculpture hair clip bow

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The outfit the butterfly was made to match

All ribbons are 3/8″ grosgrain

  • Outer wings: 8″ and 6″ of hot pink
  • Middle wings: 7″ and 5″ of yellow
  • Inner wings: 6″ and 4″ of apricot
  • Antennae: 1″ of aqua to make 2
  • Head roll: 2.25″ of aqua – Holding ribbon with alligator clip about one eighth of an inch sticking out of the end, place a dab of glue on that one eighth of an inch and wrap the ribbon around the clip and then secured onto the glue, making a small circle. Wrap around one more time and secured with a dot of glue on the back of the same spot, making a head with two loops.
  • Body: 1.25-1.5″ – Fold one end of the ribbon in half and slice a backwards V to make a smaller neck portion. Measure about a half to three-quarters of an inch flat body and then glue the bottom together lengthwise to create a tail. I think it looks better with the tinier body that doesn’t overlap the end of the clip. Keep body more like three quarters of an inch so that it is long enough for the head and antennae to go above the wings.
  • Clip liner: 4.5″ of aqua
  • Jewel: approx 5mm jewel for body embellishment

Frog Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial

Date Created: 8/25/2015
Difficulty Level: Advanced
Time to Complete: 30 minutes
Pricing: $8+
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Frog Ribbon Sculpture Hair Bow, with Turquoise Blue bow and clip by Scrap Maniac

Materials Needed:
  • 3/8″ green grosgrain ribbon
  • 3/8″ black grosgrain ribbon
  • 1/4″ pink grosgrain ribbon
  • 3/8″ color print of choice (polka dot or other pattern)
  • (2) 10 mm googly eyes
  • (1) 1 3/4″ metal single or double prong clip, or other mount like a badge pull, magnet or pin
  • needle and thread (preferable matching bow color) for tying bow
  • lighter or your choice of source of heat to heat seal all ribbons
  • hot glue gun
  • optional: hair clip grip like Silly Grip
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Measurements:

3/8″ green grosgrain ribbon:

  • 3 1/2″ for head
  • (2) 1 3/4″ for arms (use pinking shears on 1 edge of each piece)
  • 2″ for body loop
  • 3″ for body loop
  • 4″ for body loop
  • 6″ for legs
  • 2 1/2″ for feet (use pinking shears on each end)

3/8″ black grosgrain ribbon (or 1/4″ or 1/8″):

  • 1″ for smile (cut lengthwise)

1/4″ pink grosgrain ribbon:

  • 1″ for tongue

3/8″ color print of choice (polka dot or other pattern):

  • 4 1/2″ for clip liner
  • 5″ for bow

STEPS

Video Tutorials:

Frog Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial – Part 1

 

Frog Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial – Part 2