Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Decorated Chip Clips( clothespin) Tutorial

Today's project is really simple and I think they turned out really cute.
I desperately needed clips for my chip bags, but it never fails...When I need one, I can't find one.
I've seen lots of stuff on the web about different ways to decorate clothes pins, so I picked up a pack of 50 for $1 at the dollar store and decided to decorate them to make myself cute chip clips.
So here's how I did it...

I started out with some coordinating pieces of scrapbook paper that I've had in my sewing closet forever.

Then I gathered my clothes pins on a cutting board , my homemade Mod Podge (click here for recipe)and paint brush, and an X-Acto knife

The next step is really simple, unfortunately I didn't get a picture of it...
Brush on a thin layer of your Mod Podge onto one side of your clothespin.
Place that glue side down onto the back side of the scrapbooking paper you are using.
Then use your X-Acto knife to cut around the clothespin.
Use your finger to make sure that the paper is on there smoothly.
Do that to the other side of the clothes pin also.
Brush Mod Podge over the top of the scrapbook paper to seal. Make sure to pay close attention to the sides to make sure they get covered.
Let them dry

 Once they were dry I put them in a glass jar I also got from the dollar store for $4.

I'm not sure that I really need 50 chip clips, lol, but this way at least hopefully when I need one there will be plenty in the kitchen. Even better is that I spent $5 total for 50 clips! That's 10 cents a clip! Definitely couldn't have bought that many for that cheap in the store!


  1. Cute & colorful! Saw this at Finding Fabulous!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  2. very cute!

    Come link up to scrappy saturdays @!