Friday, April 8, 2011

iLoveToCreate: Cupcake Ribbon Sculpture clip

My olderst daughter just turned SIX!  I planned a little Cupcake-themed party for her and some of her friends and I decided to get a little crafty.

I bought a clip like this at a boutique and thought it was adorable, but they didn't have as many as I would need for her friends at the party. 

{cupcake hair clips attached to party aprons}

Here is where my 'I can make that' drive came in. 

I found my supplies...
  • Small pink polka-dotted 'Korker' ribbon {this just refers to how you coil the ribbon and set it}  More information on that here.
  • Green ribbon for wrapping...
  • Hair clips (I used the alligatior style)
  • White, brown, or other color ribbon for cupcake bottom
  • Hot Glue
  • Aleene's Stiffen Quik and STOP Fraying
  • Fabric Scissors

Cut 4, 5 inch strips of white ribbon at a time and lay them on a paper plate.  Spray with Aleene's Stiffen Quik and microwave 30 seconds to speed stiffening process. 

Fold the stiffened ribbon as shown, glueing down the center and trimming the edges. 
You could also trim off the point at the top, if desired.

Use the Aleene's STOP Fraying (or a candle/ lighter) to melt the edges of the ribbon and keep it from fraying.

Take a rope of your korker ribbon and hot glue one side into the corner of the cupcake bottom, as shown below.

 String the ribbon across to the left side.  Glue as you go making sure to not pull the ribbon too tight.

Follow diagram beolw, gluing the ribbon back to the right side and again across the top.

Be sure to leave enough ribbon at the end to tuck in the back.

Cover your alligator hair clips in ribbon.  Remember to STOP Fray the ends of the ribbon.

Hot glue the finished cupcake to the covered clip.  Be aware of which side you would like to clip it into your hair.  My daughters wear their clips on the right side, so I made sure the clips opened to the right.  

Spray whole cupcake now with Stiffen Quik to set the whole 'sculpture'.  My ribbons aren't going anywhere!

Aren't the just adorable?!?! 

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