Saturday, February 20, 2010

How to make cute chip clips/ magnets

I live in a very humid climate and so we are very careful to close all of our food packages tightly. The cute fancy chip clips are expensive but the clothespin are not very attractive. I decided to make my own cute clips.

I took pieces of scrapbook paper and regular clothespins. I modge podged the paper onto BOTH sides of the clothespin by having a layers of glue underneath the paper and a layer of glue on top. I apply my glue with a foam brush.

I found it was easier to measure my clothespin and cut the paper to fit then to cut the excess off the pin afterward.
After finishing my chip clips, my wheels kept turning and I decided to hot glue magnets to the back of some of them.
They work great for so many things. You can put them on the back of your front door to work to hold your outgoing or incoming mail.
Or they work great to hold up little people's artwork on your fridge.


Montessori Moments said...

Cute idea!

Thanks for sharing!

Life with Kaishon said...

That is Such a great idea! Love it. Very crafty and cute! : ) Is your climate hot and warm right now? I am SO totally jealous! Love from snowy Pennsylvania : ) said...

such a cute idea

Teresa @ ♥ TOO MANY HEARTBEATS ♥ said...

Those are really cute! Thanks for sharing the instructions.

I'm stopping by from SITS. I hope you're enjoying a great weekend.


Teresa <><

Christi said...

Great recycle project. The clips came out very cute! I stopped by from SITS sharefest and I'm glad I did!

scrapwordsmom said...

Okay now this is just too, too CUTE!! Why didn't I think of that!! Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for stopping by my blog!! Have an amazing Sunday...Oh, LOVE the pic of that little boy dressed as a missionary:)

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

What a cute idea!!! I love those!

Andrea said...

What a great idea! Those are very cute!

The Yorgason's said...

How fun! We have old wooden doors. I would love to trade them out and get medal doors for this reason!