A quick festive hair slide

When Totally Tutorials posted up that their latest Tutorial Exchange was ribbons, how could I resist. I LOVE RIBBONS! So many ideas went through my mind, as I turned the reel of ribbons over in my hands. It took a very wet and dark day to finally make my mind up. A riot of curls on a hairslide to brighten up a winter day. (I know it’s still Autumn, but I’m thinking ahead) This is so simple that the children can join in too.

You need:

8 strips of curling ribbon cut to about 30cm (12″)
plain hairslide
glue gun

Step 1: fold all the ribbon strips in half to form a crease in the middle.


Step 2: Dab a small blob of glue on the crease of the first ribbon. I glued on the non-glossy side on the ribbon. Place the middle of the next ribbon on top of the first ribbon, to make a cross. Another blob of glue and put the middle of the next ribbon on top, so that only the middles overlap. Continue until all the ribbons are stuck together. (The ends of the ribbons will try to curl around, so I used pegs to keep them out of the glue area, as I worked.)

Step 3: Turn over the pile of ribbons and dab a blob of glue at the bottom and on the top of the  slide. (Double check that the slide is the right way round.) Press the slide and the ribbons together.

 Step 4: Use scissors to curl the ribbons by pulling each of them firmly and carefully over the cutting edge.

Step 5: Pin the slide in your hair, or the nearest daughter walking passed in my case.

I think this would look great on an Alice band or as a brooch. A very quick way to add a bit of festive fun. Thank you Totally Tutorials for letting me join in and Abakhan for sending the reel of ribbons to me. It brightened today up a treat.

4 thoughts on “A quick festive hair slide

  • Monday 26 November, 2012 at 2:52 am

    I would make one of these, but hair slides have waged war on my hair. Maybe I could give some away at Christmas though.

    • Monday 26 November, 2012 at 10:14 am

      I’m sorry to hear that the hair slides have won. Maybe a different kind of slide would work better for you. Nice idea to make them as gifts. 🙂

  • Monday 26 November, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Ooh, pretty – I’m going to make one for me to war on Christmas day… I always go a bit shiny or sparkly; I don’t think my twin nephews would recognise me if I didn’t!

    • Tuesday 27 November, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      This most definitely qualifies as sparkly! Enjoy making your shiny curls.

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