{Marcia gets crafty 8} fabric tape clothespeg clips

I went to Pep Stores the other day and saw they had the most adorable clothespegs.

Slightly shorter and wider than the regular ones and only R6,99 for 24 (less than a dollar).

I took a packet and decided to play with some of my fabric tape.

Supplies
clothes pegs
fabric tape (I bought the two used for this project at Scrapadoodles)
scissors

How to make them
  1. I found that the quickest and easiest way to make them was to leave the pegs clipped to the little cardboard in the package but space them so they’re about 2cm (1 inch) apart.
  2. Measure (by measure I mean “eyeball) the length of tape you need against one peg and cut.
  3. I then cut them all, one for each side using the first piece of tape as my template.
  4. Peel off the backing and carefully affix to the peg (especially if, like me, you can’t see in a straight line!)
  5. Turn the peg on its side and carefully snip off any excess tape.
  6. I lined up the tape with one side of the peg so I only had to trim the ends off the other side.
  7. The longest part of the whole process was peeling the backing off the adhesive side of the tape.

 

They are VERY satisfying to make because it’s such a quick craft that before long, you have a whole load of beautiful clips.
Ideas for using them
  • for categorising paper (red for action, pink for fun, etc)
  • for gifts (package 4 together in a cellophane bag and tie with a satin ribbon)
  • for keeping family members’ paper separate (one colour per person)
  • keeping bags of chips/ peanuts closed
  • attach magnets to the back and use like I did in this picture (only use fabric tape on the one side)

How would you use these clips?

PS I went back to Pep and they no longer have the short, stubby pegs.
PPS I made another couple of sets on the weekend which I’ll show you soon šŸ™‚

 

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Comments

  1. That is cute! I definitely want to do something like that for a “launch station” I’m planning in my entryway, except I’ll use digital scrap papers.
    ChloƩ recently posted..Lent My Way weeks #1, #2 and #3

    • Marcia Francois says:

      oh, please do it and send me pics or link up to this post on the blog and WP will send me a note so I can see.

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