How to Make Cute Butterfly Ribbon Hair Clips - Super Easy Tutorial
Hair clips are not only functional but are a great accessory to spruce up an outfit. If you love hair accessories as much as I do, this butterfly ribbon hair clip is the perfect DIY project. It’s inexpensive, easy, and looks so beautiful!
These cute hair clips are really affordable to make, so you could make a whole bunch of ribbon butterflies in different colors and styles. Ready to get started?
Tools and materials:
1. Cut the ribbon
First things first, cut the ribbon in 3 respective lengths. They need to funnel into a gradient, so the first should be 10cm (3.93 inches), the second 12cm (4.72 inches), and the third should measure 16cm ( 6.29 inches).
2. Seal the edges
To avoid the ribbon from fraying (ribbons are infamous for fraying), simply use a lighter and burn the edges for a couple of seconds.
3. Fold and sew
To make the ribbon butterflies, simply fold the sides inward. Then, sew the center to secure the bow-like shape.
Repeat this process on the 12cm (4.72 inches) piece. But this time, sew it into the first one, ensuring that both ribbons are joined at the center.
Then, repeat the same process with the third piece.
Now, sew a line across the center of the three-tiered ribbon.
Scrunch up the center and sew into the folds. To finish off the securing part, loop the thread around the center a couple of times and sew around the loop.
This is the result.
3. Add wire
I’m using 0.4mm (0.015 inches) copper wire. Basically, twirl it around the center, as shown. Like this, your butterfly ribbon hair clip will have a neat finish.
When you’re done twirling, twirl the wire right above the ribbon for a long-lasting hold.
Then, bend and twirl the short ends of the wire to make cute little feelers.
Butterfly ribbon hair clip tutorial
Ribbon butterfly making is so easy, as you just saw from this awesome tutorial. Now that you know how to make ribbon butterfly hair clips, you can make a whole bunch in different sizes and colors!
You can feed the butterfly ribbon hair clip through a bobby pin for the ultimate hair accessory! Thanks for joining, and good luck.
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