I never knew how to do this, and honestly never thought of doing it. But my niece had a bow with a lined french clip in her hair the other day that just seemed like it looked a lot more ‘finished’ than an exposed one.
So I decided to find out how to do it. And today I pass that knowledge onto you!
You will need:
French Clip (this one is 8 CM, or 80MM)
3/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon Piece (this one is about 8″ in length)
Glue Gun and Sticks (not pictured)
Lighter (not pictured)
Start by taking the center bar out of your clip being careful not to bend it like I did
Stick one end of your ribbon in on top of the hot glue pretty side up. This actually may be easier if you put the ribbon in first and then put the hot glue under it once you have it in position. Hindsight………….
Wrap your ribbon around the end and over the glue adhering it to the clip.
Wrap the ribbon around to the back again and under the little prongs on your clip.
Run a bead of hot glue down the length of the inside of the clip, pull the ribbon taught and press it down onto the hot glue adhering the ribbon to the clip.
Trim off any excess ribbon and use your lighter to heat seal the ends. Just run a flame over the exposed end quickly–don’t linger or it will burn your ribbon.
Thanks for visiting, and make sure to come back often for more fun ideas and tips!
**Note**This is the 1st piece in a 6 part series that ends in a stacked bow tutorial. The other pieces in the series are:
Step 1: Lined French Clip
Step 2: Boutique Bow
Step 3: Loopy Surrounder Bow,
Step 4: Layered Spikey Bow
Step 5: Topper Bow
Step 6: Putting it all together Stacked Bow