Thursday, November 19, 2009

Just a little trick I know...

I love to use alligator clips, they are easy and quick, however, they do not always like to stay put, so here's a little trick to make them stay still!
I don't think you can see this very well, but I just used one of those little rubber bands that you get like 800 of them when you buy those packages.
I tried to use different, bright colors to help you see it.
You put it around one side of the clip...Then you stretch that sucker with all your might.

Go under the ponytail or bun or braid or whatever creation you have made today...

And hook it on the other side of the clip! Voila!
I promise, this works very well! I used this trick on my daughter all through 3 days at Disneyland, and the bows stayed right where I put them from the time she got out of bed till I put her in the bathtub at night.


  1. Aren't you the clever one? And Hillary said you put extra bows in her package. What a generous girl you are. She was VERY impressed and surprised.

  2. Now that's a great tip! Thanks for sharing!

    Stopping by from SITS to welcome you! It's great to have you in the SITStahood!

  3. Brilliant. I'm going to try this on my little girl today!

    I came by to welcome you to SITS! We're happy to have you with us!

  4. Pretty! Welcome to SITS. I know that you will enjoy being a part of this vibrant community of bloggers :-)

  5. Cool! We have lots of hairbows and I've wondered about doing that, thanks for sharing. I came by from SITS to say "welcome" and that we're so happy you joined us! The Secret is in the Sauce is a wonderful and crazy group, you'll love it.

  6. Hey girly! Fancy meeting you here! Stopping by from the SITS welcome wagon to say hi & welcome aboard! Too funny about your post on keeping a bow in place, as I'd had a similar thought the other day when my oldest lost her bow she was wearing to school! I'm going to have to try this. Thanks for the tip.

  7. What a great tip! I will definitely pass this along for my granddaughter and niece.

    Just dropping by to welcome you to SITS!

  8. That is an awesome trick! I was having this problem with my daughter's bow today. I am going to try this tomorrow. Thanks.

    Stopped by from SITS to say welcome!

  9. Such a clever tip! I wish my daughters would let me near their hair! ;o)

    Welcome to the SITS community!

  10. Why is it that where ever I go, my Mom has been there first.

    You are a genius with that "hold-the-bow" trick. I am always terrified of loosing bows.

  11. Brilliant!! I have to try this on my girls tomorrow! There is nothing worse than spending what should be a fun day out searching for that lost hair clip!

  12. I loved this so much, I hope you don't mind - but I made a video of this & posted it on my blog -- and of course, gave you credit! Seriously, you're a genius!

  13. Definitely Fabulous! I just posted it on my blog, too! It works amazingly well - even on my wild and crazy toddler!

    Thank you so much!
    ~ Karli

  14. Ahhh Raw Chicken, How I love THEE. After all these ...months... I am still using your trick for keeping the bows in. Plus, I tell all my friends and clients with girlies too.