Loopy Ribbon Flower Tutorial – make an adorable flower hair clip with ribbon and a fabric rosette center. A quick and easy hair accessory!
After sewing skirts for my little princess, I have to make matching hair bows. I am having so much fun!
Ribbon Flower Hair Clip
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!
Loopy Ribbon Flower Tutorial
- 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon
- Fabric Scissors
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Fabric scraps or button
- Small candle or fray check
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’ve never done it before, check out my tutorial for lining 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. 🙂
HERE ARE A FEW MORE FUN HAIR CLIPS TO MAKE: