4th of July Ribbon Flower
Contributor post by Danielle at Korker Krazy
This patriotic hair clippie will be the perfect finishing touch to your little sparkler's 4th of July outfit! Featuring red, white, and blue and the flag, this clip whips together in no time.
3/8" Grosgrain Ribbon in red and white
3/8" Swiss Dots Grosgrain Ribbon in royal blue
Needle and Thread
Scissors/Wood burning tool
Hot Glue Gun & Glue
Embellishment or Rhinestone
Cut your ribbon using your wood burning tool to cut and heat seal at the same time!
Royal Blue Swiss Dots - Four 2" pieces, four 2.5" pieces, four 3" pieces.
Red - Four 2" pieces and four 3" pieces
White - Four 2.5" pieces
Thread your needle and tie a secure knot. Line up one piece of each size of your royal blue swiss dots ribbon and thread them onto the needle, with the longest piece at the bottom. Make sure your pieces are lined up evenly on the needle.
Loop the other end of your top ribbon onto the needle, loop the middle ribbon onto the needle and do the same with the last ribbon.
Continue looping your ribbons onto the needle. You can slide the finished loops off of the needle and onto the thread.
Continue adding your loops - Use all of the royal blue ribbon.
Next line up one piece in each size of your red and white ribbon and thread them onto the needle, with the longest piece at the bottom. You should have one red 3" piece on the bottom followed by one white 2.5" piece and one red 2" piece.
Continue threading them onto your needle in the same pattern.
You should now have an 8 petal flower. Pull the two ends of your thread together and tie them off. You can play with the petals and get them exactly how you want before clipping your thread. Don't pull the thread too tightly or the petals will be smashed together.
Line your alligator clip with matching ribbon.
Hot glue your clip to the back of the flower.
Hot glue your embellishment to the front center of the flower to complete your patriotic 4th of July hair clip.