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Gift presents for little princesses: Hair Clip Tutorial

Making flower, Sewing  |  August 29th 2011  |  0 Comment

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Gift presents for little princesses: Hair Clip Tutorial

Ribbon flower tutorial

You will need:

  • Single-prong clips (ebay, beauty supply store…)
  • 3/8″ ribbon (grosgrain or velvet stay in hair the best)
  • scissors
  • glue (I used hot glue, but if you use a craft glue the process is a beat neater and smoother)
  • Fray check, clear fingernail polish, or a cigarette lighter to seal the ends of the ribbon

clips

They look something like this…

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This is what the clips look like. They’re about 1.75″ long.

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Start with a clip and a 7″ length of ribbon.

Seal the ends of your grosgrain ribbon. I use a lighter: just hold the flame near (not touching!) the end for a few seconds.

Start on the inside, bottom of the clip near the joint and glue the ribbon down.

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Then put glue on the underside of the bottom ‘jaw’ of the clip and fold your ribbon under, pressing and smoothing it onto the clip.

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Turn the clip upside-down and put a spot of glue inside one finger tab (yes, I’m making up terms here…bear with me. lol) Press and hold until dry.

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Turn the clip over once more and apply glue/ribbon to the other ‘finger tab’, allowing your ribbon to follow the ‘V’ shape of the hinged area.

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With the clip top-side up, apply glue only to the outer side of the finger tab. If you get ahead of yourself and put it on the entire top, you’ll end up with a clip that’s glued shut and that’s just no good at all.

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Now, hold back the remaining length of ribbon with your thumb and apply glue as you keep the clip open (again….no gluing the clip shut!).

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While you’re still holding the clip open, press down the ribbon to cover the top outer part of the clip.

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Flip the clip over and glue remaining ribbon.

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Your clip should look like this….and not be glued shut.

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If you want to add a little bow, you’ll need a piece of matching or coordinating ribbon about 3.5″-4″ long. Don’t forget to seal the ends.

With the wrong sides together, fold over one end about 3/4″-1″ and glue the tip down.

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Add a dot of glue on top of where it’s already glued.

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Bring the other end over to create a little bow that’s about an inch long.

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Glue bow to top of clip.

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While holding the clip open, add a drop of glue directly below the center of the bow. Attach the end of a piece of ribbon that you’ve cut to 1.25″ long.

Wrap ribbon around center of bow and secure underneath with another dot of glue.

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Your clip should look something like this!

If you have any questions or input, please let me know! Thanks and have fun!

Source: thegreenwife.com