Monday, May 18, 2015

How to line a hair clip/barrette when making bows

How to line a clip????


Let's get these babies prepped to attach to your bows!

WHAT YOU NEED???

  • Clip of choice
  • Alligator Clip
      • 4.5" of 3/8" ribbon
    • French Barrette
      • 5" of 3/8" ribbon
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Lighter for hot sealing
  • Scissors

Now to line....

ALLIGATOR CLIPS

  1. Cut and heat seal 4.5" of 3/8" ribbon
  2. Place a line of hot glue on the bottom inside of the clip and lay ribbon down
  3. Turn the clip over, place a line of hot glue and fold ribbon over the clip
  4. Place two small dots of hot glue on the top insides of the clip and fold ribbon in
  5. Run a beaded line of glue over the remaining ribbon and fold over the top of your clip
Wala! You have a lined alligator clip.

FRENCH BARRETTE

  1. Cut 5" of 3/8" ribbon and heat seal
  2. Remove center tension stripe gently
  3. Place a beaded line of glue on the back of the clip and lay ribbon down
  4. Fold ribbon around the clip and through openings (do not glue, you will do this when attaching)

Now we have these cute lined clips... Grab those bows and lets attach!

ALLIGATOR CLIPS
  1. Run a beaded line of glue on the back of your clip and attach to your bow of choice
  2. Wrap your center ribbon through the clip and attach with glue
  3. Wrap the other end of your center ribbon around your bow and place a bead of glue on the end
  4. Carefully place under the clip
Wahoo! You now have an alligator clip attached that will not come off.

FRENCH BARRETTE

  1. Run a line of hot glue on the back of your clip and attach to your bow
  2. Open up those ends we didn't glue down
  3. Glue down your center ribbon around the clip
  4. Now glue down those ends inside the clip
  5. Carefully re-insert the tension bar and close the clip

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Until next time,
Megan with Little Miss Bowtique
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