How to Make a Christmas Tree Hair Bow Clip



A homemade Christmas-themed hair clip makes a great gift, and it can also be used to decorate Christmas cards and holiday albums. A little bit of ribbon along with a glue gun can make for a fun craft project and a unique, personalized decoration or accessory!

Steps

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    Cut six pieces of 3/8" (9.5mm) ribbon: Two pieces that are 2.75" (7cm), two pieces that are 2.5" (6.35cm), and two pieces that are 2" (5cm).
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    Fold and glue ribbons in half as shown.
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    Glue the longest loops on ribbon lined single prong alligator clip. Click here to view how to line alligator clips.
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    Glue. Glue the 2.5" loops as shown.
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    Glue. Glue the 2" loops as shown.
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    Make a knot (same as tying shoes).
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    Adjust so the 2 loops are even.
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    Pull the ends so the loops are small enough for the tree top.
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    Cut the ends of the gold ribbon so the bow top covers about 3/4" of the tree.
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    Glue bow top to the tree.
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    Clip it onto hair.
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    Finished.

Tips

  • Single prong alligator clips (also called roller set clips) can be found at beauty supply stores or online.
  • You can use fabric glue or a hot glue gun.
  • Ribbons can be found at local craft stores or online.

Warnings

  • Be careful. Don't burn your fingers. Keep around a bowl of ice water. Submerge your hand immediately if you do happen to drop some glue on it.

Things You'll Need

  • 3/8" apple green ribbon
  • Single prong alligator clip
  • 3/8" brown or Turf tan ribbon
  • 1/4" gold ribbon (the kind being used here is Offray GALENA which can be found at Walmart, similar large department stores or local craft stores)
  • Fabric-tac and glue gun (high temperature glue gun works better)
  • Scissors

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