Forever now I have used the same technique when I attach my bows to an alligator clip. I put the clip on my scissors so that it can be open when I glue the bow so that I do not get glue on the bottom part of the clip.
And usually end up burning my fingers pushing it down tight. I now keep a piece of wax paper at my side. When I am ready to attach the bow to the clip I put the wax paper in the clip, line the top with glue and then press my bow on. When it dries I just pull the wax paper out. I know it is not rocket science.