Thursday, July 5, 2012

Ribbon Lobster

This little guy is just too cute! The Ribbon Lobster is great for hair bows, party decorations, pins or anything your heart desires. Best of all, it's fairly simple to make!

7/8 inch Grosgrain
3/8 inch Grosgrain
1/8 inch Grosgrain
2 googly eyes
Glue scissors

*Note: Remember to seal all your edges.

1. Cut a 23 inches long piece of 3/8 inch grosgrain.
2. Start at one end and wrap it around itself tightly. Remember to overlap half the width of the ribbon.
3. Cut 2 pieces of 1/8 inch grosgrain 2 1/2 inches long. Roll up one end of each leaving 1 inch unrolled. These will be the back legs.
4. Fold 1 of the back legs in half to the right and the other to the left. Glue the rolled section on the top of the body and the opposite end underneath.
5. Next, cut four 1 1/4 inch long pieces of 1/8 inch grosgrain. Fold each of these in half, two to the right and two to the left. These will become the legs.  Attach one side of these to the bottom of your body, two on the left side and two on the right.
6. Cut two pieces of 7/8 inch grosgrain 3 inches long. Fold in half and glue one end of each of these as shown. On the unfolded end, make a fishtail cut.
7. Where the half opens up, fold the ribbon section in half; one to the left and the other to the right. These pieces will be used as the claws.
8. Attach the claws to the underside of the body.
9. Cut two 2 1/2 inches long pieces of 1/8 inch grosgrain. On one end, make a diagonal cut.
10. These pieces will be used as the feelers/antenna.  Insert the flat cut end into the open end of the head and glue.
11. Finally, glue both of the googly eyes to the head. Your new ribbon friend is now complete!

* Experiment with different colors and sizes for a creative little sculpture!

1 comment:

  1. This is sooo cute, thank you, I'm going to make one for my husband, he is my lobster, LOL