How to make a simple (yet totally cute) hair clip
Adding to the Lined Alligator Clip
This is a tutorial for a possible step you may want to take after you have successfully lined your alligator clips. The end product of these instructions will look like this (if performed properly):
You will need your lined alligator clip
A 2 & 7/8 in piece of 3/8 in grosgrain ribbon
A 1 in piece of 3/8 grosgrain ribbon
& a hot glue gun
To ensure the quality of your hair clips you should always seal any loose edge of a piece of ribbon, instructions on how to seal the ends of a ribbon are included in the how to line an alligator clip.
Creating the Loop
After you have sealed all edges you now need to take the longer piece of ribbon and add a small dab of hot glue on to one end, bring the other end and place the edge over the glue and press to seal together
Pinching the Loop
After you have successfully created your loop you now need to place another small dab of hot glue onto the inner portion of the circle where you brought the two ends together, now bring the top of the loop down on the glue and pinch, creating two smaller loops once you turn over the ribbon, your pinched loop should look like this:
Now you need to take your lined alligator clip and place a dab of hot glue onto the center, and then you place the center of the two pinched loops onto the glue and press, for the best look you should put the side where to two ends were initially glued down onto the clip.
Now you need to add hot glue to the center of the loops and press down the shorter piece of ribbon vertically, like so:
Now, turn the clip over and on the two pieces that are hanging out add a small dab of glue to each, and then open up the clip and fold over the two flaps (they should meet together, if they don't, do not close the clip until the glue has dried, and if they do meet then you are free to close the clip. And presto! you have an absolutely adorable hair clip that any girl would be proud to wear!