How to Make a Ribbon Butterfly out of Scraps

free butterfly hairbow/hair clip instructions

This instruction is created by Hip Girl Forum member hadamos. Visit hadamos's website for Ribbon Sculptures, Hair Bows and Clippies.

Please only use these instructions for personal use. Feel free to sell what you make, but please DO NOT COPY and resell these instructions. Thank you!

butterfly hairbow/hair clip instrctions
butterfly hairbow/hair clip instrctions
What you'll need:

Lighter or wood burning tool.
Glue gun & Glue
Needle and Thread
1 - 4" piece of 1.5" ribbon (or 2 pieces that are at least 2 1/4" long) Top wings
1 - 3.5" piece of 1.5" ribbon ( or 2 pcs " " " " 2" long) bottom wings
3 - 4" pieces of 3/8" ribbon ( woven body)
1 - 1" pc of 3/8" to cover back of butterfly
1 - 1 1/4" pc of 3/8" ribbon for antennas
Take each pc of 1/5" ribbon fold in half and round the edges with scissors. Heat seal the ends. Click here to see an easy way to cut and heat seal the petals.
butterfly hairbow/hair clip instrctions
butterfly hairbow/hair clip instrctions
Place the longer ribbon over top of the shorter one 3/8" over.

If you're using 4 smaller pieces of ribbon, take the 2 pieces for the top wings, overlap the straight ends 1/4" and stitch through without creasing, just to hold the pieces together. Do the same with the bottom wings. Then you can over lap the top and bottom without trying to hold all 4 pieces in place.
Use a needle and thread to create your creases, I do about 5 creases.
butterfly hairbow/hair clip instrctions
butterfly hairbow/hair clip instrctions
Pinch the middle to fold your crease and sew through a couple of times to secure.
Take your 3/8" ribbon, fold each in half and anchor with a clip.
butterfly hairbow/hair clip instrctions
butterfly hairbow/hair clip instrctions

Braid until you reach the end and secure with another clip.

Cut the end and heat with a lighter until ribbon starts to melt. Pinch together to make each piece of ribbon melt together and sticks/binds.
Do the same with the other end
butterfly hairbow/hair clip instrctions
butterfly hairbow/hair clip instrctions
Glue the body to the wings
Fold the ends over to the back and secure with glue.
butterfly hairbow/hair clip instrctions
butterfly hairbow/hair clip instrctions
Cut the sides of your 1 1/4" piece to make antennas
Use a lighter to heat seal and create the curve.
butterfly hairbow/hair clip instrctions
butterfly hairbow/hair clip instrctions
Glue to the back of the butterfly. Heat seal the end of your 1" piece of 3/8" ribbon and glue to the back of the butterfly over top of the antennas to secure them in place.
Flip over and embellish with rhinestones or leave it as is.


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