Bat Ribbon Sculpture Hair Clip

Date Created: 2014
Difficulty Level: Advanced
Time to Complete: 45  minutes +
Pricing: $8 +
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Materials Needed:
  • 3/8″ black grosgrain ribbon
  • 3/8″ Halloween print grosgrain ribbon
  • 1/8″ black grosgrain ribbon
  • 8mm googly eyes
  • alligator clip

Materials: All measurements are of 3/8″ grosgrain unless otherwise stated

  • Wings: (2) 6″ black ribbon folded with 1 fold at 3/4″, 2 folds at 1″, 1 fold at 1 1/4 inch and last piece at 1 3/4″ connecting to other end
    • Mark ribbon for creases with glue at 3/4″, 1 3/4″, 2 3/4″, 4″
  • Head: (3) 2″ black ribbon
  • Body: (3) 2 1/4″ black ribbon
  • Bow: 2″ of 3/8″ Halloween ribbon
  • Bow Center: 3/4″ of  1/8″ black ribbon
  • Eyes: (2) 7-8mm googly eyes
  • Clip: 4 1/2″ Mount on Halloween ribbon lined alligator clip (choice of left, right or vertical)

Mounting Options: this can also be mounted on a pin to wear or a magnet for the fridge or a badge clip for work.

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Popsicle Hair Clip

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.

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So I made 1 to match the shirt and then made 2 other pops with the 4th of July inspiration

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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

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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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Line clip with a color similar to the popsicle stick, i used peach, it was the closest I had.
  4. Next, decide how long you want your stick to stick out the bottom and glue popsicle stick to pop.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 🙂

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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

Minion Ribbon Sculpture

Date Created: 2/26/16
Difficulty Level: Advanced
Time to Complete: 45 minutes
Materials Needed:
  • grosgrain ribbon
  • 7/8″ blue
  • 1/4″ yellow
  • 2 1/4″ yellow
  • 3/8″ and 7/8″ or 1″ black
  • (2) silver buttons for goggles
  • (2) googly eyes
  • several black thin rope for hair
 
Measurements:
  • 1.5″ of 7/8″ blue for pants
  • (2) 1″ of 1/4″ yellow for arms
  • 1.5″ of 2 1/4″ yellow for oval body
  • 0.5″-0.75″ black melted smile
  • (2) 1/2″ wide black gloves from 7/8″ black
  • (2) black feet
  • (1) 1.5″ black headband for under goggles
 
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Frog Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial

Date Created: 8/25/2015
Difficulty Level: Advanced
Time to Complete: 30 minutes
Pricing: $8+
Scrap Maniac Frog Ribbon Sculpture

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