Emilie Bier Do it Your Self

DIY Chip Clips from clothespins

Learn how to get the clothespins into chip clips! This DIY project is SO simple that even a child can use it. Budget-friendly and individual.

It is a General, unwritten rule in a crafter's home: Storage solutions should be cute whenever possible, no?I personally love fun and attractive storage ideas . . . and I had a need for sweet-and-storage-tools recently. In our house we have been running low on chip clips and keep our pretzels fresh. (Like this clip-things disappear, like errant socks, I'll never know!)Instead of buying more basic (read: boring) plastic clips, I decided to be creative and my own DIY chip clips with simple clothespins.
before>you may have set up, clothespins . . . but if you don't have, I promise you, they are easy (and slightly addictive!) to make! It is a great beginner's Mod patchwork project!
how to make the Chip-ClipsClothespinsMod hodgepodge, gloss or Satin formula decorative paper scissors or paper cutter brush acrylic spray, optionalsteps, DIY chip clips: First, cut a strip of paper the same width or slightly smaller than the width of the clothespins. Trim pieces to fit at the top and bottom of each side of the pen. paint brush a medium layer of decoupage on the wood of the pens. Press the matching paper piece this section of the clothespin and smooth it down to remove any bubbles. Repeat on the other side of the pin. Once the glue dries, apply two protective coats of Mod smorgasbord on each section of the paper, so for it to dry and between coats. Repeat on the other side of the clothespins. Seal with acrylic spray, as desired, if the decoupage is too sticky. Use your fancy new clips keep your food fresh... or to organize paperwork . . . or anywhere else you could use a clip!Functional and pretty . . . this is a storage idea that is easy to make and easy to live!

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