Tutorial: Curling Ribbon French Clip

Today I’m going to show you how to make this super fun and ultra easy curling ribbon french clip. I think these would be fun to make for party favors for a group of little girls, don’t you?

Excuse the hair in this picture lol. I chose the wrong day to braid it overnight :)

You will need:

Curling Ribbon (colors of your choice)

a French Barrette

Scissors

Directions:

Start by cutting 24-30 10″ pieces of curling ribbon. I suggest using approximate equal quantities of each color you are using.

Now, take the center bowed bar out of your french clip.

Start tying your pieces of curling ribbon onto your clip. Tie them so that the knotted side is up on the top side of your clip.

Continue tying and alternating colors as you see fit. I did two strands of each color and alternated blue, red, silver.

This is what the underside looks like.

This is what it should look like once you have it all tied.

My pieces were a bit long, so I trimmed them up before the next step.

Now curl each of the ribbons with your scissors by dragging the rougher or less shiny side against the blade on your scissors.

Fluff and pull the ribbons into place however you like them.

Put your center bar back into your french clip.

All done! See how easy that was?

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Tutorial: How to Make a Princess Parade Halo

I always used to love these when I was little, and there was always a guy selling them at parades and carnivals and things like that. I would beg and beg, but my mom would say she wasn’t going to buy something that she could make so easily. Trouble is, she never made me one! :( Sad huh?

Well, don’t let that happen to your little girl lol. Or any other little girl you know! These princess halos are so cost effective and easy to make that you could make a ton.

Let’s get started.

You will need:

I am a total patriot–so even just the supplies look fun to me! Lol

Foil Garland (whatever styles/colors you want)

Curling ribbon–the egg kind is good because it totally curls for you. But you can use scissors to curl the other kind if it isn’t curly enough. Again, whatever styles and colors you like.

Scissors

Directions:

Unravel the ends off of one of your garland rounds and measure a piece long enough to fit your subjects head. You’ll want to cut it about 2″-3″ longer than you need for wrapping purposes.

Use the piece you just cut to measure and cut your other garland pieces to about the same size.

Now wrap your garland pieces around each other a little bit and form them into a round  keeping the opening about the size you will need for your subject’s head. Wrap the ends together using that 2″-3″ extra length that you kept.

That could be cute be cute all by itself, don’t you think?

But, we’re going to go ahead and add us some streamers.

So, cut some long strands off of each of your curling ribbon rolls. Mine ended up being about 2 yards I think, but I cut some off after I tied it.

Now make a loop in the center of your curling ribbon strands and put it through the opening of your halo like this. Sorry for the cruddy picture. It is hard to make curly ribbon lie flat :)

Now pull the long ends of your curling ribbon up through your loop and pull tight. The same way I did with the tulle in the tutu tutorial here.

Tie a pretty bow with your long curling ribbon ends.

Ta da! All done. Wasn’t that easy? And fun? Don’t you want to make a bajillion?

You can also embellish these by putting rhinestones, buttons, or flowers in the center of your bow. Or even adding some ribbon to your curly tail mix. Whatever puts a smile on your face!  Fairy Halos are just such a hit.  You could wear them to a parade, or make them for your daughters fairy or princess birthday party.

Now that you know how to make them, you could sell them at carnivals and festivals.  They are also great for Booster Clubs and PTA for fundraisers as well.  We have wholesale cheap supplies because we are the manufacturer and distributor.  Please visit our online shop to purchase all of our items, always on sale.

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