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Old 07-12-2008, 11:04
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What type of glue is best to securely keep grossgrain ribbon on hair clips? What about tacking the ends of woven headbands? This will be my first attempt so wish me luck!
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I use a tiny bit of hot glue. I smooth it with my finger after its glued to get ridges out & make sure it adheres.
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I use hot glue to attach them to a clip and sometimes wrap a ribbon for extra strength. Now when I am working on the bows themselves, I use Fabric Tac. I am getting ready to post and ask about how it holds up.
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I prefer hot glue for everything but my fingers are used to the heat now (sad huh) you have to be able to stand pushing and spreading the hot glue before it cools or you will get lumps.
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Hot glue and fabric tac, respectively.
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Thanks everyone. Here I go!

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I use hot glue for just about everything. The key to getting it nice and smooth is to apply it directly on the ribbon and then I use the side of the glue gun's tip to smooth it out. Also, if you get those nasty strings - just take a blow dryer on the hot setting and it will melt them right a way.
I read somewhere on here that some people take a lighter and QUICKLY run it past the strings they said that worked too but I haven't actually tried it.
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