I've gotten some requests and lots of emails about these snowflake clips so I thought I would post instructions for anyone that is interested.
*White 3/8" grosgrain ribbon
-4 that are 5 in. long (a)
-2 that are 3 1/2 in. long (b)
-2 that are 2 1/2 in. long (c)
-1 that is 1 3/4 in. long (d)
*11 clear rhinestones
-1 medium size
-10 small size
*1 lined alligator clip
-I use a double pronged clip (from Sally's) because the ribbon lies better on them and their more versatile when being clipped into the hair or onto bands.
-You can line your clip with any color 3/8" grosgrain ribbon.
*Hot glue gun and glue sticks
1. Seal all the ends of your ribbon pieces with fabric sealer, a lighter, or a wood burning tool - which is what I always use. (They can be found under $10 in the craft area at Walmart.)
2. Grab 2 ribbons that measure 5 in. long (a) and one ribbon that measures 3 1/2 in. long. (b) Place a dot of glue on one side of (b) at the very end and attach one (a) so that the ends are flush.
3. Flip over ribbon (b) and place another dot of glue on the exact same spot and attach the second (a) so that the ends are flush. You should now have three ribbons (two the same length on the outside and one shorter in the middle) that are all attached at one end.
4. Place a dot of glue on one side of (b) at the other end. Make sure you grab the (a) ribbon that is on that same side and attach it so that the ends are flush.
5. Flip over ribbon (b) and place another dot of glue on the exact same spot and attach the second (a) so that the ends are flush. Now these three ribbons should be glued together at both ends.
6. Place a dot of glue in the very middle of (b) and find the middle of ribbon (a) from that same side and press it down firmly on the glue to attach it.
7. Flip over ribbon (b) and place another dot of glue on the exact same spot in the middle and find the center of the second (a) to press into the glue.
8. Place two more dots of glue on both sides of that center dot on ribbon (b). (Make sure the new glue spots are centered as well.) Ribbon (a) should look like it has 2 humps now. Find the center of those humps and press them into the new glue dots.
9. Repeat this step on the opposite side of (b).
10. Your ribbon (b) should now look like it has 4 humps on each side. Grab your toothpick and spread a tiny strip of glue on the inside center of each hump and pinch it together.
11. Repeat steps 2-10 with your remaining (a) and (b) ribbons.
12. Grab your (d) ribbon and your two (c) ribbons and repeat steps 2-7 with these shorter ribbons.
13. Now your ribbon (d)
should look like it has 2 humps on each side. Grab your toothpick and spread a tiny strip of glue on the inside center of each hump and pinch it together.
14. Find the very center of both of your (a/b) ribbons and attach the centers together with glue. (Make sure you attach the broad sides of the ribbons.)
15. Add another strip of glue inside by the center of your (a/b) ribbons and press the end of your (c/d) ribbon firmly into the glue.
16. You should now have the look of 5 arms of the snowflake shooting out. Let the glue cool completely and attach the snowflake to your lined alligator clip.
17. Attach your medium size rhinestone directly in the center of the snowflake.
18. Attach 5 of your small rhinestones to the very end of each arm of the snowflake.
19. Attach the remaining 5 small rhinestones to the pinched together part in the center of each arm of the snowflake.
20. You're all finished! These look darling in the hair or attached to a beanie or band.