Well FINALLY here it is! I have been meaning to do this for a while and it just kept being put on the back burner.
First, I have to say that this is the easiest of all the braids (in my opinion) HOWEVER this has been the hardest tutorial for me to make! Reason being, it is almost impossible for the pictures to really show how to make it. I am going to try my best and hope it makes sense!
So let's start!
You will need the following to make this braid:
- 36" Braid - need 3 Ribbons in the color of your choice. Each ribbon cut 2 yards each. Ribbon #3 size (5/8" wide)
- 18" Braid - need 3 Ribbons in the color of your choice. Each ribbon cut 1 yard each. Ribbon #3 size (5/8" wide)
Also please keep in mind that you may have to shorten braid. The only drawback with these braids is they do stretch out more (alot more) once you put anything on the bottom so make sure you don't put a heavy bell or anything heavy on the bottom of braid because it will stretch out too much. Even without anything on the bottom after a few days they will start to stretch out, so don't be discouraged when you finish the braid and it is a tight spiral, it takes a couple of days to settle and look like the Curly Q braid.
Now we are going to do a traditional braid. Just like hair: right to middle, left to middle, right to middle, left to middle, etc.
Then left ribbon (white) to middle, then right ribbon (black) to middle. I had it taped down to show you the braid a little stretched out below. But you can see how the ribbons are just bending a little bit.
Keep repeating this.....left to middle, right to middle, etc etc.
Here is a side view after I had only braided it a couple of times, see how it curls by itself.
And here is a side view as I kept braiding it.
Put a staple in the end of it through all 3 layers of ribbon and you are done!
And this is what it will look like after it hangs for a few days:
Now if you are in a hurry and can't wait a few days, just put something VERY lightweight on the bottom of it and it will stretch out right away.
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Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Happy braiding!!!