Spikey Minnie Mouse Hair Clip Tutorial

Learn how to make a spikey minnie mouse hair clip!

Hi Ribbon Retreat readers!

It’s me again, Ashley, from Sweet Mama J’s Boutique.

I am super excited to be here and to be able to share one of my favorite bows with you!

I absolutely LOVE all things Disney, and especially love Minnie & Mickey.

So when I saw the Minnie ‘n’ Me 3/8″ Ribbon Mix here at The Ribbon Retreat, I knew it would be PERFECT for this tutorial!

spikey minnie mouse hair clip tutorial

~ Spikey Minnie Mouse Hair Clip ~

Let’s gather our supplies and get started.

spikey minnie mouse hair clip supplies

The supplies I used are:

2 – 4″ lengths of 3/8″ Swiss Dots Ribbon – Red with Black
2 – 4″ lengths of 3/8″ Solid Grosgrain Ribbon – Black
2 – 4″ lengths of 3/8″ Little Minnie Ribbon
2 – 8″ lengths of 1/8″ Solid Grosgrain Ribbon – Yellow
1 – 1.5″ length of Swiss Dots Ribbon – Red with Black
1Resin – Minnie – Red
1 – Lined Alligator Clip
Hot Glue
Fray Check

spike your ribbon ends

We’re going to start by cutting the end of each 4″ length strip into a V, or 2 mini spikes.

seal your ends

Remember to seal your ends, using your preferred method.

make an x with your ribbon

Take 2 of the 4″ lengths, and make a wide X with them.

Place a small dot of glue on the bottom ribbon and secure the top ribbon in place.

repeat until you have three x's

Repeat with the other 2 colors of 4″ lengths. You will now have 3 Xs.

layer two of your ribbon x's

Set aside the X that you would like to be on top, and layer the other 2 Xs
so that the top X will straddle the ends of the bottom X.

Place a small dot of glue in the center of the bottom X and secure the top in place.

make a figure 8 with your small ribbon

Fold your 1/8″ ribbon in half and make a crease. Lay ribbon flat.
Place a small dot of glue in the crease.
Take one end of the ribbon and make a sideways loop, (the side of the ribbon that is facing up while the ribbon is laying flat will be still facing up after secured in the middle.)
Repeat with the other end, making a figure 8.

make another figure 8

Repeat these steps with the other 1/8″ ribbon.

make a butterfly shape with your figure 8 ribbons

Lay one figure 8 on top of the other, making an X, or a butterfly shape.
Place a small dot of glue in the middle of the bottom figure 8 and secure the top one in place.

place butterfly shape on top of other x ribbons

Place your butterfly shape in the middle of your 2 bottom Xs.

Place a small dot of glue in the middle of your top X and secure your butterfly shape to it.

take last ribbon X and put it on top of your butterfly ribbon

Take your top X and place it centered on top of your butterfly shape.

secure last X on butterfly ribbon with glue

Place a small dot of glue in the middle of your butterfly shape and secure your top X to it.

Now add your lined clip to the back of your bow

Place a small amount of glue on your alligator clip and secure it on the back of your bottom X.

press firmly to secure

Press firmly to secure.

attach your ribbon center 1

Take your 1.5″ piece and place a small dot of glue on the back of one end. Open your aligator clip and secure the ribbon to the top of the clip, (not the part that opens.)

attach your ribbon center 2

Tightly wrap the ribbon around the bow and place a small dot of glue on the back side of the other end or your 1.5″ piece of ribbon.

Secure it on top of the first end you glued down.

almost done!

This is what you have so far. This is a very versatile bow that looks great in all colors.

For extra pizazz I like to add just a little something to the middle.

When I found these matching resins, I thought they were PERFECT!

spikey minnie mouse hair clip

The perfect Spikey Minnie Mouse hair clip, just in time for summer!!


Thank you Ashley!

Do any of you have a trip planned to Disneyland this summer? Your little girls will look absolutely adorable with these easy-to-make Spikey Minnie Mouse hair clips!

This tutorial can be used to make all different sorts of Spikey Clip Bows.
Check out our large selection of 3/8″ Ribbon Mixes to see what you can make. :)

Be sure to check out Ashley’s bows at Sweet Mama J’s Boutique!

If you have great tutorials and a fun idea you would like to share on The Ribbon Retreat Blog,
please submit a project.

Have a wonderful day!

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  1. Sarah
    Posted July 15, 2012 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    What is your suggestion for connecting a bottle cap to the bow instead of the resin minnie?

  2. Stephanie
    Posted August 19, 2013 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    Thanks so much for tutorials….been trying to make hair bows for my daughter.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted August 19, 2013 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

      Hi Stephanie! Thank you so much for your comment! Have a wonderful day! Michelle :)

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