Hi Ribbon Retreat Readers! It’s Rebeca, owner of Clips N Things on Facebook, here to share with you an adorable Spring craft. Spring is a wonderful time of the year, and today I’m going to show you how to make a ribbon sculpture inspired by one of my favorite springtime critters, the dragonfly.
All the supplies, to make your own dragonfly, are available at The Ribbon Retreat.
3/8″ ribbon in colours of choice for the wings (In my example, I used Dark Orchid, Wild Orchid and White)
3/8″ ribbon in Emerald
1/8” ribbon in black
Regular sized Single Prong Clip
Wood burning tool
For each colour of wings, you will need 3 pieces of ribbon cut at 3”, 4” and 5” so 9 pieces all together, a 4.5” piece of Emerald for the lining of the clip, a 2” piece of Emerald for wrapping the body, and 2 pieces 1.5” each of the 1/8” ribbon for the antenna.
Lay the 3 pieces of ribbon in the same colour on top of each other and glue in the centre. Glue each end in to the middle with a dab of glue. This is what it will look like on its side.
Wrap the 2” piece of Emerald ribbon around the centre of the wings and secure with glue.
For the antenna, take each piece of 1/8” ribbon and either run it over the round part of your wood burning tool, or grip one end and hold it close, but not touching, to a flame and let the ribbon curl. Glue the antenna to the back of your dragonfly wings, over the seam. You want the seam to be glued on to the clip.
Glue your wings on to the top end of the lined alligator clip.
Add your silly grips to the lined clip and your dragonflies are ready to go!!
These are so cute and are a perfect accessory for any little girl. Best part, the colour combinations are ENDLESS!!
Try these out, you won’t regret it, and I bet you won’t be able to stop at just one!!
These dragonflies are flutter-ific…wait, do dragonflies flutter? Whatever they do…these dragonflies are fabulous and so adorable. I also love dragonflies and nothing screams summer more than little critters like ladybugs, butterflies, and dragonflies! Little girls everywhere will look so cute with this adorable ribbon sculpture adorning their headbands, clips or Springtime and Summer attire.
Thank you Rebeca for sharing another incredible ribbon sculpture with us. These dragonflies are a perfect representation of the sunny days coming our way. To see more fun ribbon sculptures and bows by Rebeca, check her out Clips N Things.
If you love ribbons sculptures to look at, to make, or to wear…you will love these sculptures too…