I just hot glue mine on too.
I haven't had any problems with them yet.
If you line your clips with ribbon can you still sew the bows on through the hole? Is the whole covered up?
When I line the clips, they are lined all the way around so the hole is covered.
I follow the instructions the TRR has on their site.. https://www.theribbonretreat.com/cus...dSnapClips.pdf