| | Re: Dumb question, but I'm a rookie, so have mercy...
When attaching bows to alligator clips I hot glue it to the clip before adding the bow center. Then I wrap the center around the bow and clip so it stays on the clip better. make sense? If you have already made the bow, just glue it on!
For the gripper, I add it as my very last step.
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