Saturday, January 14, 2012


Making clippies are super easy, cheap (less than 10 cents each) and fun! I made a bunch of these clips for my 2 year old daughter!

Your Supplies:

- Alligator clips (there are many different types. The one I am using is the single prong alligator clips. You can find it on my Etsy: I also sell different types of alligator clips for lining ribbons.
- Fabri-Tac glue or a hot glue gun
- 3/8 ribbons You can buy ribbons at a craft store for $1.00. I purchased my ribbons at Micheal Art and Craft.
- Lighter for sealing the ends of the ribbons so they do not fray.
- Embellishments to put on the clippies (Optional)

Step One

Cut your ribbon to 4 1/2 inches. Use your lighter and seal the ends of the ribbon so it will not fray.

Step Two

Pinch the alligator clip open and insert the ribbon. This will align the ribbon and alligator clip property.

Step Three

Apply a small amount of glue along the length of the clip. If you put too much glue, it will get messy and will look like a big glob.

Step Four

Once you glue is applied, quickly fold the ribbon on the top.

Step Five

Add more glue between the pinch of the clip (top and bottom). And finally, add a dab of glue to the top part of the pinch and use the remaining ribbon to cover.

Glue on the top part of the Pinch

The finish clip!

Step Six (Optional)

I am going to add a flower embellishment to give m clip that "WOW" factor.

I added a dab of glue on the flower and placed it on the clip.

Finish Product!

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