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    i have a bunch of those silver alligator clips for little girls hair. does anybody know what works to get ribbon to stay on these? i have tried glue dots and a hot glue gun and it still isn't staying stuck. what gives?
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    Shelly (momandteacher) does those. So does Madisonsmom. I don't know?
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    I've never made any myself, but I know people use a hot glue gun to glue it on. I'm not sure why it isn't sticking for you Are you using grosgrain ribbon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Mel~ View Post
    I've never made any myself, but I know people use a hot glue gun to glue it on. I'm not sure why it isn't sticking for you Are you using grosgrain ribbon?
    i think so, but i'm not 100% sure. i guess i don't really know my ribbon types. it's similar to this ribbon though, and is also made by american crafts. http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/shop/65481/ i'm just wondering, maybe if i sand the alligator clip so it has something to "stick" to, ya know? i really want to make some of these for my nieces...but they will only stay stuck for a little bit!
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    Sanding sounds like a really good idea. I'm horrible, I'd just go to my basement and grab the gorilla glue and use that. I'm not a huge fan of most fabric glues and I have to be in the right mood for hot glue. LOL
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    I have no idea, sorry! But I want to see them if you get it to work! My dd has some clips like that, and the neatest thing they did was put some silicone (fabric I think?) on the inside of the barrette - it doesn't fall out of her hair!
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    I've noticed w/ bows that are attached to clips like those, they are tied on w/ some thread. Sorry, no help here. How about crazy glue! LOL Also, if they are painted or finished the glue might not attach as well. What if you sanded the area first to get a better stick?!?!?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catwmn00079 View Post
    I've noticed w/ bows that are attached to clips like those, they are tied on w/ some thread. Sorry, no help here. How about crazy glue! LOL Also, if they are painted or finished the glue might not attach as well. What if you sanded the area first to get a better stick?!?!?!
    You're right...they are! I remember that now....some of them are tied on with thread wrapped around the clip!
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    lurker, but I make lots of these for my daughter, I have bought a few different kinds of craft glue, and other glues as well (gorilla glue and auto goop). Most have stayed on very well through lots of usage with the craft clue (Beacon Fabri-Tac, like in the pic here: http://www.girlythingsbows.com/grip_strip.html), but sometimes they start coming up on the bottom, so hence why I have tried so many glues. My best solution, use the craft glues, and when they start to come up around the edge you pinch, reglue them.

    The gorilla glue leaves a residue that shows through most ribbons.
    The auto goop is too messy, and I think it iwas residue-y too.
    the hot glue is a pain (sometimes literally) and I hear comes undone easily, esp in cold)


    I'm trying to remember what else I have tried. lol

    But use this website, I found it in some of my searches and LOVE it, step by step insturctions for lots of cute bows!

    http://www.girlythingsbows.com/
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    Oh! See.... Fabri-tac is a miracle glue! I love that stuff for scrapbooking!
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