Step by Step Instructions for a Military Braid!
The best thing about this braid is it looks like it would be so hard to make but it is really simple!
- 2 - #3 ribbons 4 yards each to make a 36" braid
- 2 - #3 ribbons 2 yards each to make an 18" braid
- Bell or other trinket to put at bottom of braid
Start with the bottom ribbon (navy) going up and the top ribbon (white) going right at a 90 degree angle. Then flip the bottom ribbon (navy) over going towards the bottom now. Leave a loop as wide as the ribbon. Put a staple here where the ribbon overlaps.
Now take the ribbon on the right (white) and make a little loop. Next take that loop you just make (white ribbon) and push it up through the navy loop you left at the top.
Push the white ribbon through enough to leave a loop on the end as wide as the ribbon. Now take the navy ribbon and make a little loop and push it up through the white loop.
Push the navy ribbon through leaving a loop as wide as the ribbon.
Now make a loop with the white ribbon and push it up through the navy loop.
Now another navy loop and push up through the white loop.
Now a white loop and feed into the navy loop.
Do this over and over until you reach the end. Essentially all a military braid is, is these loops fed into each other. They lock each other in place.
Try to keep the loops tight. Once you push a loop up through another loop make sure the one that is "holding" the other loop is tight without crushing the ribbons.
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