Secure your ribbon to one end of the dowel with a binder clip. Wrap it in a spiral until the entire dowel is covered. Secure the other end with a second clip. Center your little bundle of ribbon on a piece of thread long enough to work with. Twelve inches is more than enough. Kind of mix them up a bit so the colors don't clump together too much. Gather the thread tightly and tie a good, secure knot. Wrap it around one more time and tie it again. Glue your hair clip to the bundle.