Popsicle Hair Clip for the 4th of July
I had been wanting to make these all summer long and then finally she put on this shirt and I just had to make a popsicle bow to go with it for her.
So I made 1 to match the shirt and then made 2 other pops with the 4th of July inspiration
Here’s the measurements I used to make them.
- 2″ of 1 1/2″ blue with white stars grosgrain
- 4 1/2″ of 3/8″ red with white polka dots grosgrain for mini decorative bow
- 1″ 0f 1/8″ white for bow center of mini decorative bow
- 4 1/2″ of 3/8″ grosgrain for ribbon lined hair clip
- 1/2″ of a popsicle stick, score halfway with blade and then snap in half
Here’s most of how I did it. I left out details on repetitive bow making steps, but you can probably find tutorials on how to do those steps in my other blog posts.
- Cut rounded corners on blue with white stars ribbon. Cut the top corner a bit deeper in than on the bottom curves and then cut a “bite” shape into other top corner. Use a lighter or candle as you seal it to adjust the shape of the “bite” to your liking.
- I cut felt for backing the popsicle to help hold it a bit more rigid so it wasn’t flopping around. I got some very thin sturdier than normal, felt in a double sized sheet at the Hobby Lobby and that worked perfectly. I cut it in about 1/4″ from all edges. Adhere with hot glue.
- Line clip with a color similar to the popsicle stick, i used peach, it was the closest I had.
- Next, decide how long you want your stick to stick out the bottom and glue popsicle stick to pop.
- Be sure to line the clip (what I consider backwards) so that long flat side of the clip is fully lined with ribbon and bent side of clip is closer to the head. Then glue ribbon lined clip to the back of the popsicle stick.
- Finally, make a mini decorative bow and add that to the front. You don’t have to have that bow, but I think they look way cuter that way.
Wear the bow alone, or clip onto another bigger bow 🙂
Pinwheels: with tails, with no tails and bow tie with tails
I wanted to see how the pinwheels came out when I made them with or without tails and how big they would be and how they would look on the clips. Here are a few variations with 5/8″ colored dots grosgrain ribbon.
Pinwheel with tails on ribbon lined alligator clip
- 9 1/2″ of 5/8″ colored dots ribbon for pinwheel with tails on 1 3/4″ template
- 4 1/2″ of 3/8″ hot pink for ribbon lined clip
- 1 1/2″ of 1/4″ hot pink for center
- NOTE: I think I’d prefer this pinwheel with tails on a 2″ template instead
Pinwheel with no tails on ribbon lined alligator clip
- 9″ of 5/8″ colored dots ribbon for pinwheel with no tails on 1 3/4″ template
- 4 1/2″ of 3/8″ fuchsia for ribbon lined clip
- 1 1/2″ of 1/4″ fuchsia for center
Bow tie with separate tails on ribbon lined alligator clip
- 4″ for bow tie and 2″ for tails, sewn on separately
- 4 1/2″ of 3/8″ royal blue for ribbon lined clip
- 4″ of 3/8″ royal blue for center knot
Date Created: 8/25/2015
Difficulty Level: Advanced
Time to Complete: 30 minutes
Frog Ribbon Sculpture Hair Bow, with Turquoise Blue bow and clip by Scrap Maniac
- 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
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:
3/8″ color print of choice (polka dot or other pattern):
- 4 1/2″ for clip liner
- 5″ for bow
Frog Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial – Part 1
Frog Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial – Part 2