Crafting with Cents: DIY Decorative Clips

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Are you looking for a fun and frugal way to keep those memos, coupons, and love notes organized? How cute are these easy peasy decorative clips? You can make them yourself in minutes, and when you are done you will have an easy and beautiful way to stay organized. You don’t have to be super crafty, and each one can be made for around $1 each. Take a look below at how to get busy creating your own. They are too cute and functional to pass up!

Supplies needed:
Wooden clothespins
Spray or craft paint
Brushes, if needed
Wood cut out shapes
Hot glue, glue gun

We found everything you see here at our local Michael’s Craft store. Wood shapes such as these are around .50 cents a piece and come in so many shapes and sizes. Choose one that speaks to you. Spray paint is easy to use and dries fast, so find a color you like and you are ready to get busy.

Directions:
1. Begin by laying the clothespin and wood shape on some old newspaper. Apply two coats of spray paint nice and even.
2. Once the paint has dried (and don’t rush it!) apply some glue to the back of the shape.
3. Press the shape to the clothespin. Press it into the clothespin until it is secure and dry.

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Allow the clip to rest an hour or so long so you can be sure it is totally dry. Once you know it is, you are free to use it. Clip it anywhere you could use an extra hand holding something. It does the job beautifully and on a budget.

Give this simple craft a try and then share your results with us on the Facebook page or Community Chat page. We would love to see how crafty you are too!

Happy crafting!

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