First up, one of my readers let me know that my RSS feed isn't updating. Google and I have a long standing bad relationship. If we were married, I would be filing for divorce. With full custody and all of the assets. Anywhoo. I had to set up a new feed, so if you sign up again you shouldn't have any issues. I hope. You can find the new feed by clicking on the orange button on the right, or just by following this link to my new feed. And if you are one of those awesome bloggers who has my blog on your blog list, (I love you) you probably need to re-add it. Sorry about the headache. Believe me, I feel your pain. OK, onto the fun stuff! I planned on sharing this ribbon flower tutorial in the middle of summer. But stuff happened. You know how it is. I mentioned on facebook that I would just have to wait till next spring to share it, seeing as how it is now fall and most people have pumpkins and fall colors on the brain. But several readers commented that they didn't want to have to wait that long. I'm glad I'm not the only impatient one around here. Haha. So here you have it, the loopy ribbon flower. They are pretty easy, but oh so cute. Now that I've actually got a little princess to dress up, I'll be sharing more hair accessory tutorials in the future. Because dang they are fun to make!
Supplies: 3/8" grosgrain ribbon Scissors Hot glue gun Fabric scraps or button 1- Cut three pieces of 3/8" grosgrain ribbon 7 inches long. 2-Heat seal the ends. I like to use a candle. 3-Put a dab of hot glue on the end of one ribbon. Wrap it around and attach it to the other side of the ribbon, forming a loop. 4-Now twist that loop into a figure eight shape, and glue it right in the middle where the ribbon intersects. 5-Repeat with the remaining two ribbons till you have 3 figure eight shapes. 6-Take two of the ribbon loops and stack them, making an "X" shape. Use hot glue to attach them just in the middle where they intersect. 7-Now take the third ribbon loop and glue it right across the middle. 8-Now you have a cute little flower. You just need to add a center. If you want, you can just glue on a button. I like to use a tiny fabric rosette. If you don't know how to make them, you can follow my tiny rosette tutorial. After you have your rosette, just attach it with hot glue to the center of your ribbon flower. So stinkin' cute, right? Now you can just glue it onto a ribbon lined hair clip. I think the polka dot ribbon is especially cute. If you don't have the desire or the time to make your own, I do sell them in my Etsy store. You can get a set of three in any color for $8. Tomorrow I will show you how to line an alligator clip with ribbon. It's simple, but I remember when I was just starting out, I had to experiment a few times before I got it right. Hopefully I can save a few of you from trial and error.