Lining a Clippie or Barette for
Hair Bows & More for Little Girls
When attaching any of the boutique hair-bows to a clippie or barrette,
you'll need to line it first with a piece of ribbon...
Optional: All Glass Aquarium Sealant (for a non-slip strip)... available at Petco & WalMart
If you're using the little metal clips, as shown, cut your ribbon to a length of 3 1/4 inches. If you're using a barrette, cut your ribbon so it's long enough to tuck around both edges of the barrette just a bit.
Optional: if you want
to have a non-slip strip inside the barrette, for fine
hair, apply a strip of silicone (All Glass Aquarium
Sealant) to the first 1 1/4 inches of your ribbon, and
let it dry completely before proceeding... at least 20
Using a hot glue gun,
apply a dab of glue to the edge of the ribbon (not the
clippie) and attach it to the underside of one end.
(Make sure that if you have a non-slip silicone strip on
the ribbon, it's in the right place to land on the
inside of your barrette when you fold the ribbon around
to line the rest of it.) Press it to firmly attach.
Then, just glue on the
rest of it, (again, applying glue to the ribbon rather
than the clippie), pressing firmly and smoothing out any
wrinkles in the ribbon.
Alright! Now you're
ready to jazz it up.