Get ready for the 4th of July by creating your very own unique hair bow! In six simple steps, you can make a one-of-a-kind DIY Fourth of July hair clip. This DIY ribbon hair bow uses minimal supplies and only takes a short amount of time – so you won’t miss out on the summer weather by being inside crafting all day. The best part about this easy-to-make creation is that this hair bow is no sew! This red, white, and blue hair bow is the best way to dress up any Fourth of July outfit. It is a simple yet beautiful hair accessory and is great for babies, infants, young girls, and even adults. We chose to attach the ribbon flower bow to a hair clip, however it could also be attached to a headband. This beautiful patriotic hair clip can be used on many occasions other than the Fourth of July, such as Memorial Day, honor parades, and any other military related events!
- 2 yards – Red 3/8 Grosgrain Ribbon
- 2 yards – Royal 3/8 Grosgrain Ribbon
- 1 – Partially Lined Alligator Clip
- 1 – White 25mm Button
Cut the red grosgrain ribbon into 3 inch pieces and the royal grosgrain ribbon into 2 inch pieces. Although we used ribbon, to create a different look, you can also create this fun DIY flower clip by using fold over elastic! The elastic is not quite as stiff and therefore creates a softer, more flexible version of this hair bow.
Take a royal colored piece of ribbon and glue the ends together to begin creating the petals (hot glue works well for this). This will result in each of the petals looking similar to a teardrop shape. Continue this step and do this until you have done it to all of the 2 inch royal ribbon pieces.
Now, add a dab of hot glue the end, the pointed part, of a blue colored ribbon piece and place on a red ribbon on top matching up the tips. One red ribbon will wrap around each one of the royal pieces you have already completed resulting in a double teardrop look. Repeat this to make red and royal double layered petals out of all of the 2 inch petals you made in step one.
Glue two petals together by applying a small dot of hot glue to one side of the bottom of a petal that you have created and pressing to petals together. Continue to glue petals together until you have created a half circle. Make two half circles of petals, and then glue the two semi circles together to create the full circle, the full flower for the clip. We wanted our flower to be bold and full so we decided to add more petals than we originally planned. But if you want to create a simpler less dense flower, you can use less ribbon petals as shown below in the bottom photo.
Once your flower is completed, add a dab of hot glue in the middle of the flower and place the button to the center of the flower. Be careful not to use too much of the glue so that it does not squeeze through the holes in the button. You could use any number of our metal rhinestone buttons as a flower center – we just thought the bold white button added a fun whimsical feel!
The last step to completing your unique Fourth of July hair clip is to glue the alligator clip to the back. To do this, you just make a slim line of glue onto the flower and press the top side of the clip to it. We used a royal colored clip to match but you could use red or white also!
Your beautiful DIY Fourth of July hair clip is now done! Our completed USA inspired flower hair clip had a small space between the last two petals. We chose to leave it like this because the alligator hair clip filled in that space, but if you want it filled in, so that your flower was complete all the way around, you can do so by adding just one more petal. Here at My Sunshine Shoppe, we also sell many different Fourth of July elastic prints, both by the yard and in bundles, that you could glue this ribbon hair bow to, to create a fun 4th of July headband, instead of a hair accessory clip. Now, even the most simple patriotic outfit is sure to look great with this easy and fun red, white, and blue DIY ribbon flower hair clip!