Ribbon Flower, 2 Layer Large, 4 inches wide

I made one of these for my niece for her 1st birthday party, as a Minion theme.

But I didn’t write down the measurements, so I’m just trying to recreate it, 2 years later with a Trolls theme. Here’s what I’m trying…

Top small flower bow: (2) 6″ of 3/8″ ribbon in 2 colors, I chose fuchsia and hot pink.

Bottom bigger flower bow: (2) 8″ of 3/8″ ribbon in 3 colors, I chose white, mint green and turquoise.

Spikes: (2) 4″ of 7/8″ ribbon in 2 colors, I chose turquoise and fuchsia. V cut ends.

Seal ends of all ribbon with a lighter before beginning. Find center and layer ribbons on the center of a pin. Glue centers so they won’t shift. Add each petal by pushing onto pin, then gluing as well.

After making the new flowers, each layer came out just a bit smaller than the ones on this minion bow, at 2.5″ wide. I think that the top layer of ribbon was more likely 7″. The 2nd bow came out to 3.5″ wide whereas the Minion one was closer to 4″ so it was probably 10″ ribbons. And the spikes were probably 4.5″ or 5″.

Minnie Mouse Boutique, Satin Print

Date Created: 2/26/17
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Time to Complete: 15 minutes or less
Pricing: $3.50
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Materials Needed:
  • ribbon: 22″ of 1.5″ Minnie Mouse satin print ribbon
  • clip: 50-60mm french clip
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun
  • lighter or flame
  • needle and thread
Measurements: (and what the pieces are for)
  • bow: 22″ of 1.5″ Minnie Mouse satin print ribbon
  • center wrap: 1/4″ pink satin
  • clip liner: 1/4″ pink satin
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.

Strawberry Ribbon Sculpture Hair Clip

Strawberry Ribbon Sculpture Hair Clip

Date Created: 10/2016
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Time to Complete: 15 minutes
Pricing: $3
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Materials Needed:
  • grosgrain
    • 5/8″ red with white polka dots
    • 3/8″ emerald green
  • 1.75″ salon alligator clip
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun
  • lighter or flame
  • needle and thread
Measurements: (and what the pieces are for)
  • strawberry: 2.5″ of 5/8″ red with white polka dots
  • leaves: 1.75-2″ of 3/8″ emerald green
  • stem: 1.5″ of 3/8″ emerald green
  • clip liner: 4.5″ of 3/8″ (whichever color you like, white, green…)
Notes:
I like to clip a small bow like this onto a bigger bow, or even glue it directly onto a bigger bow.  If you mount the strawberry on a alligator clip, it can be work in the hair like that, or you can clip it onto a bigger bow.
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.

Boutique (1.5″ ribbon), Small

This boutique bow is made from 1.5″ wide grosgrain ribbon and is about as small as a boutique can be with this width ribbon.

Date Created: 9/2016
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Time to Complete: 10 minutes
Pricing: $3.00
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Materials Needed:
  • grosgrain
    • 1.5″ orange
  • clip
    • 50-60mm french clip OR
    • 1.75″ salon alligator clip
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun
  • lighter or flame
  • needle and thread
Measurements: (and what the pieces are for)
  • bow: 18″ of 1.5″ orange
  • center wrap: approx 6″ of 3/8″ orange
  • clip liner: 3″ of 3/8″ orange for 60mm french clip
 
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.

Yellow Over the Top Bow

Yellow & White Over-the-Top-Bow

Date Created:  9/21/16
Difficulty Level: Advanced
Time to Complete: 30+ minutes
Pricing: $4.00
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Materials Needed:
  • grosgrain ribbon
    • 7/8″ yellow
    • 3/8″ yellow with white polka dots
    • 7/8″ white
  • clip
    • 50-60cm french clip
  • scissors
  • lighter or flame
  • needle and thread
  • hot glue gun
Measurements: (and what the pieces are for)
  • Boutique Bow
    • 16″ of 7/8″ yellow, hand folded with tails
  • Surround Bow
    • (2) 9″ of 3/8″ yellow with white polka dots
  • Spikes
    • (2) 4.5″ of 7/8″ yellow
    • (1) 5″ of 7/8″ white
    • (1) 5″ of 3/8″ yellow with white polka dots
  • French Clip Liner
    • 3″ of 3/8″ yellow with white polka dots
  • Center Wrap
    • 6″ of 3/8″ yellow with white polka dots
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.

Sand Bucket

Date Created: August 2016
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Time to Complete: 15 minutes
Pricing: $4.00
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Materials Needed:
  • grosgrain ribbon
    • 3/8″ sand (tan)
    • 3/8″ watermelon
    • 7/8″ aqua
    • 1/8″ white
  • 1.75″ salon alligator clip
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun
  • lighter or heat seal source
  • needle and thread
 
Measurements: (and what the pieces are for)
  • 7.5″ of 3/8″ sand (tan) for sand
  • 2.5″ of 7/8″ aqua for bucket (trapezoid cut)
  • 2″ (or less) of 3/8″ watermelon for shovel
  • 2″ of 1/8″ white for bucket handle
  • 4.5″ of 3/8″ sand (tan) for clip liner
 
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.
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Stacked Bow (Aqua & Orchid)

Date Created: July 2016
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Time to Complete: 30+ minutes
Pricing: $4
Materials Needed:
  • grosgrain ribbon
    • 7/8″ aqua
    • 7/8″ orchid
    • 3/8″ orchid
    • 3/8″ light orchid
    • 3/8″ aqua
  • clip
    • 50-60mm french clip
  • scissors
  • needle and thread
  • hot glue gun
  • lighter or heat seal source
 
Measurements: (and what the pieces are for)
  • Top Mini Boutique
    • 10″ of 3/8″ orchid
  • Boutique Bow
    • 14.5″ of 7/8″ aqua
  • Surround Bow, Top
    • (2) 8″ of 3/8″ light orchid
  •  Spikes
    • (2) 4.5″ of 7/8″ orchid
  • French Clip Liner
    • 3″ of 3/8″ orchid
  • Center Wrap
    • 6″ of 3/8″ aqua
 
Instructions:
Please see my other tutorials for how to make each part of this bow.
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 particular bow.

Watermelon

Created on 8/12/16

Middle

(5) 3″ pink/red

(5) 2.5″ pink/red

(5) 2″ black

Top

(1) 3.25″-3.5″ pink

Rind

(1) 4.75″-5″ pink

(1) 4.75″-5″ white/light green

(1) 4.75″-5″ green

Clip liner: 4.5″ green

Notes to self:

Try each 0.25-0.5″ smaller next time. Had to mount on long clip, it was way too big to fit on a 1.75″ clip that I usually use.

Mini Clippies

A mini clippie consists of a ribbon lined alligator clip and a tiny little loop of a bow. These are great for tiny little girls with a tiny little bit of hair. Or they work great for holding bangs to the side out of their face for little girls.

All 3/8″ ribbon

4.5″ for clip liner

3-3.5″ for bow

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.