How to DIY Cute Kanzashi Ribbon Bead Dragonflies

DIY Cute ribbon dragonfly

Here is an master ribbon project of making kanzashi dragonflies, great for home and fashion decoration, such as wall art, hair accessories. I may try to make this with silk embroidery, so great!! Kanzashi is a Japanese word and traditional craft to make ribbon ornament as hair accessories. There are several ways to make kanzashi flower petals, and if you learned how, you can create whatever you want by re-arrange the petals into different patterns (tutdizain has some other craft ideas that worth browsing around). Here is a nice video tutorial collection from flower art to get you started. Most of the ribbon edging will use fire, so be cautious.

Materials you need:

  • Ribbons for wings in desired colors
  • Tape
  • Beads in different diameters
  • one Crimp (1mm)
  • thread D= 0.3 mm
  • Glue
  • tweezers
  • scissors
  • a soldering iron

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DIY ribbon butterfly

DIY ribbon butterfly