Thursday, September 4, 2014

Giant clip bookmark/paper herder

Sometimes when I go out to a discount store I see something that I just know I want use for a craft.  When I saw these giant paper clips the wheels started to turn.  And so the giant bookmark clip/paper herder was born.  They are quick and easy and you can use them for a variety of things.  Bookmarks are one, but don’t stop there, they work great for organizing your papers by color or flower variety!
Schools in session and the kids are bringing home papers to sign, and homework assignments, etc.  Use these clips to get everything organized in style!

You will need:

¾” wide x 6 ½” long grosgrain ribbon in your choice of color

Jumbo paper clips

Fraystop or clear tacky glue



Small silk flower

Glue gun and glue sticks

Waxed paper to cover your work surface

1.     Fold one end of the ribbon in half and cut at an angle to make two points.  Repeat with the other end. Place the on the waxed paper and add some clear tacky glue on the cut ends to stop any fraying.  Let dry.

2.     Fold the ribbon in half and insert into the top of the paper clip.  Bring the ends through the loop and pull tight into a knot.  Adjust the two ends at the top of the paper clip so that they are laid flat one over the other.

3.     Attach a small flower to the knot area with a hot glue gun and glue sticks.  Use for a bookmark or just to organize your papers