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Old 01-05-2008, 10:22
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Default I want to make clippies, but not sure where to start.

I've got a package of clips, 3/8" ribbon, hot glue, and even some little embellishiments, but am stuck on how to start.

I think it's nerves that's holding me back....

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Just dive right in! As in everything, practice makes perfect.

You may want to start by lining some clips - once that's done you won't be able to wait to decorate them.

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Just start with the lining of the clippies... You can do this! ...Baby steps....Show us pics when you're done...
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Just wondering, when you all line your clips, what kind of glue do you use? Is it just regular hot glue? I ask because when I hot glue my clippies, sometimes they come out messy. Thankfully they are under a whole bunch of korker so you can't see it, lol
Also, does the brand of hot glue matter? Cheap vs expensive, e.g.
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I've got a package of clips, 3/8" ribbon, hot glue, and even some little embellishiments, but am stuck on how to start.

I think it's nerves that's holding me back....

Help!!!
How do I make the little bows that go on top? Like this, but just single loop.
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How do I make the little bows that go on top? Like this, but just single loop.
http://www.twinkletoesbowtique.com/s...ngClippie1.jpg
Start by lining your clip. Then make a circle with your ribbon- I don't use exact measurements, but pretty much the circle, when flattened should go out as far as you want it to on either end. I use a dot of glue on the inside of the circle and glue the center down (this makes two loops). Then I glue it to the clip (I usually just use a small dot in the center). Take a small piece of ribbon and glue it in the center of the underside of the clip (make sure it on the inside, so the clip will still open). Wrap that piece around the center of the clip and glue back on itself. This should make the "center" of the bow.

Hopefully this makes sense. I am not very methodical in my bow making, and I no good at giving instructions.

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Start by lining your clip. Then make a circle with your ribbon- I don't use exact measurements, but pretty much the circle, when flattened should go out as far as you want it to on either end. I use a dot of glue on the inside of the circle and glue the center down (this makes two loops). Then I glue it to the clip (I usually just use a small dot in the center). Take a small piece of ribbon and glue it in the center of the underside of the clip (make sure it on the inside, so the clip will still open). Wrap that piece around the center of the clip and glue back on itself. This should make the "center" of the bow.

Hopefully this makes sense. I am not very methodical in my bow making, and I no good at giving instructions.

Kimberly

Thanks! It sounds easy enough, coulda figured it out, just scared to get started. It REALLY helped reading your instructions! Thx!!! Now to put them to use!
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Just wondering, when you all line your clips, what kind of glue do you use? Is it just regular hot glue? I ask because when I hot glue my clippies, sometimes they come out messy. Thankfully they are under a whole bunch of korker so you can't see it, lol
Also, does the brand of hot glue matter? Cheap vs expensive, e.g.
I use whatever hot glue they have at Walmart. I recently invested in a better glue gun and that seemed to have helped me a lot with the messy part of it (my old one was the cheap kind that costs $1.99, but new one was $14.99. I am sure my new glue gun is not the best out there, but it does its job just fine. Also, when I first started out, I noticed that I could not control the glue gun as well as I do now. With practice, you will reduce glue being spill everywhere (like I did ),
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I use whatever hot glue they have at Walmart. I recently invested in a better glue gun and that seemed to have helped me a lot with the messy part of it (my old one was the cheap kind that costs $1.99, but new one was $14.99. I am sure my new glue gun is not the best out there, but it does its job just fine. Also, when I first started out, I noticed that I could not control the glue gun as well as I do now. With practice, you will reduce glue being spill everywhere (like I did ),

My glue gun is also a $1.99 one, lol! Maybe with a better gun & some practice of course, it will look less sloppy.
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. . .I don't use exact measurements, . . .
I do a lot of bar bows, and had to regulate my meausrements to get consistant results. When I line clips, I cut the ribbon 4 1/4" and then seal the ends. Making bar bows is so easy for me because for a single prong alligator clip, the meaurement is also 4 1/4" (well, for me at least so I just cut pairs of ribbons that length and seal them all at once to cut down on time.

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