Originally Posted by Tiara
I bought one of those double sided tape applicators and used them to line 100 clips in various colors to use on my big bows. Today as I was setting out some new bows to sell, I noticed one of the clips had the ribbon separating from it. So I examined it further and sure enough, that tape wasn't holding.
I had to pull out my glue gun and go over all of them again! Just imagine a customer putting one in their child's hair after a couple of wears and having the ribbon let go of the clip because the double sided tape isn't strong enough.
That stuff holds for a while but it's bad when it starts falling apart after the bow has been purchased. Junk. Never again. I'm sticking with my glue gun.
It definitely depends on the tape you bought. Not all double sided tape is equal! Mine holds great and I check things that sit around constantly. My preference is Specialty Tape brand and Sealah brand. I bought one from a Sassy Passy GB and the tape (from 3M) sucked big time. I almost threw it out, but realized it was great for ribbon wrapped headbands!