- Salon Clips (Metal single prong clips)
- 3/8" grosgrain ribbon (the more colors, the better!)
- Terrifically Tacky Tape by Art Accentz
- Hot Glue Gun
- Silk Flowers (we recommend cheap roses or daises with petals removed completely from the stems and centers or packaged petals in the scrapbooking isles)
- Decorative brads or buttons
- Silk, Sheer, or Embroidered Ribbon for embellishment
Making the Clips:
- Cut your grosgrain ribbon into 4 1/2 inch strips (for covering clips)
- Cut Terrifically Tacky Tape using same measurements.
- Adhere tape to ribbon (keeping it centered) and remove red backing from tape.
- Place one end of ribbon inside clip near the spring and press sticky side to the inside of the top prong. Continue pressing ribbon along top of clip, inside back of clip and onto the bottom. (If all you want are cute, ribbon-covered clips, your work is done!)
- For flower clips, choose your petals (making sure all plastic spacers, centers and stems have been removed)
- Insert and open decorative brad, then glue to ribbon covered clip. I like to put a piece of Tacky Tape across the open brad prongs before gluing for extra stickiness.
- You CAN skip the tacky tape and just use hot glue, but the tape does make the job quicker and cleaner.
- For adding decorative ribbon behind flowers with brad centers, simply arrange your ribbon, use some sort of piercing tool to put a small hole through the center of your arrangement, then insert brad (with flower already in place) and open on other side of ribbon. You can then use small dabs of hot glue to keep ribbon in just the right place behind the petals.
- Buttons make cute centers too, either hot glue them to flowers, and then glue the flowers to the clips, or use thread or floral wire to place them.
- For non-slip clips, purchase non-slip drawer liners at the dollar store and hot glue one small strip to the inside of your top prong.