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Old 02-15-2011, 01:04
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Default Best alligator clip for attaching flowers?

Hi Ladies,

I apologize before hand since this question is probably really silly to all you expert crafters.

I'd like to make my daughter some flower clips she could wear on her hair alone or have the option of attaching on a headband. My question is, which alligator clips are best? Single prong? Double prong? Flat top?

Also do you just hot glue the flower on?

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Not a silly question at all. I just learned from trial and error. I use the single prong alligator clips for my hair bows, but just recently I have started using the snap clips (not sure if that is what they are really called) for my flowers. They are the metal ones that you have to bend down to open and bend up to close. They can still be added to the interchangable headbands and they sit so nice and flat on the headbands and just in the hair (this is just my opinion). I have a 3 year old daughter and I hated when the alligator clip would make the one side of the flower stick up. HTH!

With the snap clips I just hot glue on, but if I do the alligator clips I like the top (what is going to be adhered to the flower), glue the flower onto the clip, do a few stitches through the flower and the alligator clip, and then cover the rest of the clip with the ribbon. Hope that makes sense. Sometimes it is impossible depending on how thick your flower is and in that case would just hot glue.

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Old 02-15-2011, 01:22
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Default Re: Best alligator clip for attaching flowers?

For my flowers, I use double-prong alligator clips and I partially line mine. If you're unsure how to line clips, you can search "line clips tut" and I bet a tutorial will show up.
I feel like the double-prong offers a bit more stability to a flower than a single-prong clip.
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Default Re: Best alligator clip for attaching flowers?

I use line snap clips too, they look nice and lay flat!
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Default Re: Best alligator clip for attaching flowers?

It is really a matter of preference... I think there has probably been a Poll on the subject if you do a search...

I prefer Double Prong partially lined... My daughter has super thick hair, and I think that having two prongs helps it grab more hair.
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Not a silly question at all. I just learned from trial and error. I use the single prong alligator clips for my hair bows, but just recently I have started using the snap clips (not sure if that is what they are really called) for my flowers. They are the metal ones that you have to bend down to open and bend up to close. They can still be added to the interchangable headbands and they sit so nice and flat on the headbands and just in the hair (this is just my opinion). I have a 3 year old daughter and I hated when the alligator clip would make the one side of the flower stick up. HTH!
Would using a snap clip be okay if I wanted to attach a flower on a tutu waistband?
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Would using a snap clip be okay if I wanted to attach a flower on a tutu waistband?
Yes I think that would stay better. I will test it out tonight when I get home and have a tutu to try it out on. I dont think the tulle will be too thick for the snap clip to close, but dont know for sure. Will do a trial and let you know.
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Wonderful! Thank you so much!
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