How to Make a Frog Ribbon Hair Clip

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When is a bow a frog? When you think about it a little differently! Add some google eyes to a basic zig-zag bow and suddenly you’ll have a cute ribbon frog to pin to your lapel. This one is created on a pin back, but you can also add it to a barrette if desired.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Green grosgrain ribbon
Pink grosgrain ribbon
Assorted google eyes
Pinback
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Scissors
Needle with large eye, and perle cotton thread

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Things to do:
1. Warm up your hot glue gun. Cut a piece of the green ribbon to about 30″ long. Fold the right side over as shown, as the start of your zigzag bow.
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2. Loop the long end back toward the right side.
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3. Fold the long edge toward the back.
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4. For the final time, loop it around to the right again.
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5. Adjust the loops so the top to are pointing upwards as much as possible. Insert your needle and thread from the back, and start sewing a running stitch down the middle.
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6. Your bow will look like this, once the running stitches are sewn.
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7. Cinch the center and wrap the thread around a couple of times. Tie off in the back.
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8. Cut a piece of the pink ribbon and glue in the middle, as shown. Next, glue the google eyes to the two top loops.
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9. Glue the bow to the pin back or barrette.
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