New products--small fold over bow card for craft show
Hipgirl 20pcs 1.75 Inch Hair Clips Barrettes--Boutique No Slip Grip Metal Babies Girls Todders Teens Women Grosgrain Ribbon Lined Single Prong Alligator Clip With Teeth, Assorted Beauty Accessories
HipGirl DIY Bulk Plain Craft Plastic Headbands--Create Individualized and Personalized Girls Women Hair Accessories (30pc 1/2" (11 mm) Inch Ivory Non - Tapered)
http://www.hipgirlclips.com/affiliate_alt_ads/jewelboxballerina.gif
New products--hip girl clips
http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/images/30mm-webbing-dk-pink.jpg
New products--daisy new colors

Go Back   Hip Girl Boutique Free Hair Bow Instructions--Learn how to make hairbows and hair clips, FREE! > Ribbon and Bows > How to make...

How to make... Hairbows, hair clips, bottlecaps, ribbon shirts, flip flop...

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-08-2009, 02:38
deanew's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 408
Default Ribbon Tail Spikes

Ok ladies, I've ventured off into the land of layered bows, but I am having trouble with my spikes.

I can't seem to heat seal them without them losing their sharp edges, I've tried both lighter and woodburner.

Any tips....
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

HipGirl 6pc Set 2.5" Hawaii Hawaiian Plumeria Flower Foam Hair Clip Accessory, Boutique Alligator Clip Assortment. For Bridal Wedding Party Beach Vacation Outfit, Dress. For Girls Teens Kids Adults
HipGirl 6pc Set 2.5" Hawaii Hawaiian Plumeria Flower Foam Hair Clip Accessory, Boutique Alligator Clip Assortment. For Bridal Wedding Party Beach Vacation Outfit, Dress. For Girls Teens Kids Adults.
HipGirl 6pc Set 2.5" Hawaii Hawaiian Plumeria Flower Foam Hair Clip Accessory, Boutique Alligator Clip Assortment. For Bridal Wedding Party Beach Vacation Outfit, Dress. For Girls Teens Kids Adults.
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-08-2009, 02:41
Tia.bby's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 236
Default Re: Ribbon Tail Spikes

I hope this makes sense...lol

What I do is fold the ribbon in half long ways,and cut.Then still hold it folded in half with the V shape opened slightly,then take the lighter and run it across really fast..
Did that make sense?lol
HTH!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-08-2009, 06:57
~Amy~'s Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 277
Default Re: Ribbon Tail Spikes

This way takes longer, but for me it's the only way to get perfectly straight v cuts. Fold the ribbon in half lengthwise and press with fingers to crease it. Then lay it flat on your working surface and use the fold line as a guide. Place your metal ruler at an angle and use your woodburner to make a cut from the center (where the fold line is) to the outside of the ribbon. Then move the ruler to make the second cut from the fold line to the opposite side of the ribbon. Hope that makes sense, because it's hard to explain without pictures. LOL
__________________
~Amy~
Mommy to Shawn, Matthew, Brandon, and Ashlyn
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-08-2009, 07:02
ah4185's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,848
Default Re: Ribbon Tail Spikes

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tia.bby View Post
I hope this makes sense...lol

What I do is fold the ribbon in half long ways,and cut.Then still hold it folded in half with the V shape opened slightly,then take the lighter and run it across really fast..
Did that make sense?lol
HTH!
I'm very similar in mine. I fold in half and cut with SHARP scissors (definitely a MUST to have super duper sharp ones!!). Then I let it open very slightly and touch with the barrel of my wood burner. Crisp and pointy every time.

HTH!
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-09-2009, 11:52
deanew's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 408
Default Re: Ribbon Tail Spikes

I'll give the suggestions a try! thanks ladies
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-09-2009, 12:23
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: SE Idaho
Posts: 1,471
Default Re: Ribbon Tail Spikes

I too have had this problem, so I appreciate reading other's tips on how to do it!! Thanks ladies!!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


New products--alligator clips with teeth
Free bottle cap tutorial/instructions--sealing bottle caps
New products--3' star grosgrain ribbon
http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/images/40yd-solid-grosgrain-ribbon-combo.jpg
New products--hip scottie III
http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/images/24pc-inter-daisy-hb-cmb.jpg

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:42.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0
Hip Girl Boutique Instructions - Copyright © 2007

Ad Management by RedTyger