Sunday, November 27, 2011

DIY: Custom Paper Clips


The best discovery I've made this year has to be the website Pick Your Plum. It's like Groupon for crafters. They sell all sorts of supplies at highly discounted prices and I end up buying lots of things I "need" but don't need...if you know what I mean. Here's some of my PYP stash: paper clip blanks, necklace blanks, stamps, and unfinished wood earrings. All items you think "Ohhhh the things I could do with those!" when you see them on the site.


This weekend I made some sweet little button paper clips with the paper clip blanks I bought from PYP a few weeks ago. You can also find them on Etsy (search "paper clip blanks" or in craft stores).


I thought they'd be cute with these cabachons I had in my stash (also from Etsy), but decided that the recipients would prefer the buttons. Just glue them on and you're good to go!


I'm planning to use them as stocking stuffers this Christmas. I think they'll be sweet little page markers for the avid reader on your list or just a very pretty paper clip, of course. These are quick and easy to put together, but make a thoughtful and fun gift.


9 comments:

Lorrie Everitt Studio said...

oh i love these ... have to get some of those paper clip blanks for myself!!

Lorrie Everitt Studio said...

just added this to one of my pinterest boards ... thanks again!

http://pinterest.com/lorrieeveritt/craft-inspiration/

Artsy VaVa said...

So cute! And, I love the cards they are on!

Stacie Grissom said...

These are so cute! Thanks for sharing! :) I need to go glue some buttons on paperclips as soon as I get home!

Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon said...

These are awesome. I totally love the way they turned out. New follower here. Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right now :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/bedazzle-me-monday-10.html

Have a great week!!

Lori said...

How cute! I'm a new follower too. Stop on by anytime, Lori

Kindra-At Home With K said...

What a great idea! This would make a perfect little gift. And the packaging is great what you put together!
Love your blog! I'm you newest follower! I have a weekly linky party called Terrific under Ten Tuesdays. It's for projects or thrift finds made/bought for $10 or less. I would love for you to link up sometime!

Chocolate Purples said...

so glad i found this. Can't wait to make some and the new ...pickyourplum. omg...I like how you "need" but don't need..don't we all.

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