Ribbon Bow Hairclips DIY Step-by-Step

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Tutorial on How to make cute Ribbon Bow Hair-clips

 

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  • 1.5″ ribbon
  • 3/8″ ribbon
  • Metal hair-clips 55mm
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape/Ruler
  • Lighter

 

 

Step 1

Cut the ribbon into 6.25 inch strips.

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Step 2

Clean all cut edges with a lighter to avoid loose threads and fold the ribbon in half to locate the mid point.

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Step 3

Apply glue to the middle part of the ribbon using a glue gun and fold edges towards middle

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Step 4

Now it’s a time to create the bow out of the ribbon.

Get the ribbon on it’s front side, with your thumb and index finger press to make the bow,  in the middle of the bow put a drop of glue and press firmly together using thumb and index finger. Make sure the glue stays down in the bow and doesn’t spread all over the bow.

Wait a couple of seconds to allow the glue to dry.  Flip the bow on the back side and put a drop of glue on the both sides of the center of the bow to make sure the bow stays together. Press firmly again for few seconds using thumb and index finger to create the bow.

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Step 5

Your bow at this point should look like this one shown on the image below.

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Step 6

Now you will need to cut the small ribbon (3/8″ ribbon) into 3.5 inch long strip and again clean the both cut edges with lighter to avoid loose threads.

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Step 7

Make a simple knot in the middle of the strip. This knot will cover the middle of the bow.

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Step 8

Put glue around all sides of the middle section (top, both sides, and rear)

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Step 9

Wrap the knot all around to cover the middle section of the bow which will create the final touch to the bow.

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Step 10

We are almost done, get the your metal hair clip, place a good amount of glue on the top of the metal clip and place it on the back side of the bow. Make sure it’s straight and in the center. Press firmly and wait few seconds for the glue to dry.

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There it is!!! Your beautiful ribbon bow. 

 

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