Gather materials and plug in your glue gun.
Flip applique face side down on a good work space. Begin by gluing one end of the pleated satin ribbon to the back of the applique. Press the ribbon down so it sticks to the applique.
Fold and glue ribbon as shown. This will make it so the shiny side of the satin ribbon is always exposed.
The front should look like this.
Now fold the ribbon as shown and glue down again.
Continue this process all around the applique. Here's an "in progress" photo.
Once finished, cut a 6", 8", and 10" piece of pearl trim. Also, save scraps of pleated ribbon for this part.
Lay the 6" piece of pearl trim as shown and glue down with your glue gun.
Now repeat the last step with the 8" piece of pearl trim, gluing the ends to the outside of the 6" piece of pearl trim.
Glue down the 10" piece of pearl trim on top of the other two pieces.
Cover pearls and glue clump by adding more glue and placing a piece of pleated trim over pearl ends.
Cut a scrap of t shirt fabric and cover the entire back of your new motif.
First glue down the scrap fabric, and then your hair clip or pin. Wipe up any excess glue with a pen cap.
Now try it on and enjoy!