Bumble Bee Hair Clip

Bumble Bee Hair Clip

Here’s another ribbon sculpture that’s perfect for summer! Make this adorable bumble bee hair clip in under an hour!

  • Time Required:45 Minutes
  • Difficulty Level:Intermediate
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  • Step 1:T begin, cut pieces of ribbon to make the body of the bee. Cut one piece of black ribbon to 2-1/2 inches and one to 3-1/2 inches. Cut one piece of yellow ribbon to 3 inches and one to 4 inches. Heat seal all the ends.
  • Step 2:Take one piece of the ribbon and make a basic awareness loop but don’t extend the ends to cross over. Instead, line them up flush. Then glue the back of one end to the top of the other end. Repeat this step with the remaining three pieces of ribbon.
  • Step 3:Turn all of the loops upside down. Take the smallest loop and place it inside the next largest loop. Make sure the points are lined-up straight on top of the other loop and glue. Glue these two loops into the next largest loop and then glue into the final loop to complete the bee’s body.
  • Step 4:For the bee’s head, cut one piece of black ribbon to 1-1/4 inches. Heat seal the ends. Place a dab of glue onto the top of the bee’s body near the point. Place the center of the ribbon over the glue and press to secure. Wrap each end over to the back and glue. Make sure to keep the head square as you glue down.
  • Step 5:To make the wings, cut two pieces of the sheer white ribbon to 5 inches each. Heat seal the ends. Fold the ribbon in half and crease to mark the center. Bring each end over to the center and glue. Repeat with other piece of ribbon. Glue one set of wings onto the other at a slight angle. Glue rhinestone onto center of wings. Glue wings onto the lower end of the bee’s head.
  • Step 6:To make the antennae, cut one piece of black ribbon to 1-1/2 inches. Cut off the edge of the ribbon on both sides. Hold one edge piece over a flame and quickly brush along the edge of the ribbon to seal. To make the curve, hold over flame in one spot until you get the curve you want. Repeat with other edge piece.
  • Step 7:Next, wrap the hair clip. Cut one piece of emerald ribbon to 5 inches (or appropriate length for the clip). Apply glue to one end of the ribbon and glue to the underneath of the top side of clip (with clip open). Close the clip and apply glue to the top while pulling the ribbon over the end and press it onto the top of the clip. Continue gluing the ribbon to the pinching end of the clip.
  • Step 8:Glue the antennae 1/4 inch down from the end of your hair clip.
  • Step 9:Glue the bee’s body on top of the antennae.


  • TIP 1:Use different colors to create brightly colored bugs!

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