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Old 03-04-2010, 10:34
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Default How to Attach Flowers to Alligator Clips

I am new to hair bow making and I am wanting to make an interchangeable headband with a flower attached. How do I make a flower clip out of a gerber daisy using an alligator clip?
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:46
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Cover the clip & glue the flower to it - easy peasy. It works best to take the flower apart & glue all the layers together.
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1. take flower apart (plastic piece on bottom throw away or repurpose)
2. glue each layer lining up the center hole
3. for the center trim the green stem off the flower center or use a large crystal, glue

4. line clip
5. glue back of flower onto clip

For flowers I actually cover the "upside down" with the angle of the pinch part facing down so the flower lays flat on the clip.

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Old 03-05-2010, 09:23
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Thanks so much! I'll try that! Also, do you have to use wire cutters to cut part of the stem, so it lays flat against the alligator clip?
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:57
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Default Re: How to Attach Flowers to Alligator Clips

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1. take flower apart (plastic piece on bottom throw away or repurpose)
2. glue each layer lining up the center hole
3. for the center trim the green stem off the flower center or use a large crystal, glue

4. line clip
5. glue back of flower onto clip

For flowers I actually cover the "upside down" with the angle of the pinch part facing down so the flower lays flat on the clip.

HTH!
I was wondering if maybe I could glue the flower onto a large, flat button first.. Then glue to button to the clippie. That way I could take it off sometime and put on a headband without tearing up the flower.. Do you think that would work? I like the idea of gluing on the back of the clip instead.
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Wire cutters can work, I actually use a pair of my husband's "snips". There are like a heavy duty scissor he uses with his data communications installations on cutting the cables.



I don't know about the button. Maybe I'm not visualizing how you want to attach it. With the flower on the alligator clip you will be able to slide it through any interchangable headband or crochet beanie.
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It may work with the button, but if you plan on selling them a lot of people avoid things with buttons on them
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