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.
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