Tutorial: How to Line a French Clip

How to line a French Clip

You will need:
How to line a french clip suppliesFrench Clip (this one is 8 CM, or 80MM)
3/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon Piece (this one is about 8″ in length)
Scissors
Glue Gun and Sticks (not pictured)
Lighter (not pictured)
Directions:
Start by taking the center bar out of your clip being careful not to bend it like I did :)
Now place a dab of hot glue on the inside of one end on your clip. It doesn’t really matter which end.
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………….
Turn your clip over and run a bead of glue down the length of your clip.
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.
Now just put your center bar back in (carefully), and voila! Wasn’t that easy? And I just think it really makes your hair bows a lot more finished and professional looking.
Thanks for visiting, and make sure to come back often for more fun ideas and tips!
How to line a French Clip
**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 5: Topper Bow
Step 6: Putting it all together Stacked Bow