Identify the positive leads of the LEDs-- they'll be longer and will appear on the + side of the battery when glowing.
Use pliers or your fingers to bend the positive leads of two LEDs 90 degrees.
Place one piece on one positive lead and shrink the tubing with a heat tool or lighter.
Align the LEDs as shown.
Place and shrink the other piece of heatshrink on the negative lead of the left LED.
Wrap the negative leads together in the same manner as above.
The heat shrink tubing allows the LEDs to be space apart without shorting the positive and negative sides of the circuit!
Gently curve this assembly around on itself temporarily.
Mark the positive lead with a marker.
Place the LED assembly in the pleat of the hair bow.
Dab a small glob of hot glue in the center of the pleat.
Apply glue to the back of one ribbon tail and wrap it tightly around the hair bow's center until it is set. Trim the other tail to end at the back of the bow and glue it down as well.
Look inside the holder for a tiny (-) sign (the pink circle in the photo). You will connect the positive side of the battery holder to the twirled lead with the mark (positive side of LEDs), and the negative side to the negative twirled leads.
Center the battery holder at the back of the bow and pierce your needle with conductive thread straight through one of the golden tabs and also through the entire bow, surfacing inside the pleat on the front of the bow. Pull the thread through leaving at least a 4" tail at the back.
For more info on conductive thread, check out our guide!
Pop the battery into the holder and see if your LEDs light up! If they don't, check to see if your battery holder was installed backwards.
You can position the LEDs to point in the direction you like, just don't wiggle them too much or the leads could break off!
We think these bows would also make great shoe accents!