Do you need a teacher’s gift that is a bit different than the usual coffee mug? These clips are made in a jiff with just a few supplies. Sunflowers are bright and cheery but you can easily substitute any favorite flower. They make great bookmarks but don’t stop there. They look great clipped to clothing, greeting cards, office papers, etc.
You will need:
Grapevine wire (found in the floral department of the craft store)
Silk sunflower for each bookmark clip
Pencil or pen
Glue gun and glue sticks
1. Measure a piece of grapevine wire 14 inches long and cut with wire cutters.
2. Using the ruler, measure down 3 inches and bend the wire up. As you are bending the wire up, use a pencil or pen to keep the bends rounded.
3. Continue to bend up 4 inches and use the pencil or pen as before. Bend down 3 inches. Finally bend up three inches. Adjust all the bends. You are basically making a giant paper clip. (See photo)
4. Flatten out the clip. (See photo)
5. Use the glue gun to attach the top portion to the back of the flower. It is easier to apply hot glue to the clip itself than to the flower. Let dry.
Clip to hold your place in books. Use on top of greeting cards, on clothing, clip it to a gift card... the sky is the limit!