I first saw a tutorial on how to make these adorable little paper clips…
perfect for Bible Journaling or Planners… over on Illustrated Faith.
It was love at first sight…
and I knew that one day I would have to make my own!
Well… that day came right after I designed this sweet
Word Art and Washi Collection and realized…
the small 1″ squares are the PERFECT size for these little sweeties!
I not only LOVE how they look sticking out of the top of my Bible…
but more importantly I love how you can clip them to particular pages
with related verses! Makes it quick and easy to turn to the perfect verses
when you need an encouraging word!
I had so much fun making mine…
I wanted to share with you how you can make them for yourself…
or make them to give as gifts… they’re really quite easy!
The supplies you’ll need:
The smallest squares cut from my new Word Art Collection here.
A 1″ circle punch… you can find one here if you don’t have one.
1″ Epoxy adhesive backed dots… if you can’t find them local try here.
Paperclips… I already owned mine…from Office Max but similar to these
or you could use the large gold ones here.
Scraps of colorful fun scrapbook paper
Avery Glue Stick Disappearing Color… got mine here.
And a glue gun… again if you don’t own one you can always find one here.
You probably have some or most of these supplies already… yay!
1. Print and cut the strip of 1″ squares from the center of the Word Art page.
2. Punch your design with the 1″ punch…
center the design in the punch by removing the plastic holder from the bottom
and holding the punch upside-down so you can clearly see the design.
3. Punch some fun colorful 1″ circles from leftover scrapbook paper
or other decorative paper.
(FYI… only the last three fit the round format and will work for this project
using the circle cutter… sorry. But… I just ordered a 1″ square punch
for the other three and I’m really excited about making them too so I’ll
make sure to show them to you after it comes!)
4. When you’re ready… peel the epoxy dot from the backing being careful
not to touch the adhesive. Don’t remove the epoxy dot from the backing sheet
until you’re ready to use it as they do pick up dust and dirt easily.
I found it easiest to hold the punched paper in my left hand so I could center
the epoxy dot perfectly on top but you might find it
just as easy to do it on a flat work surface. Find out what works best for you.
Press the epoxy sticker firmly onto the paper working out any bubbles.
5. Use just a dot of hot glue to adhere the paperclip to the back.
6. Next glue the scrapbook paper circles to the backs so you’re Word Art Clip
will look clean and fun from any direction!
I tried different glues and found the Avery Glue Stic worked the best for me.
I love that I can see it as I’m putting it down and any excess dries clear.
Make sure to hold the paper firmly against the back…
especially pressing firmly around the sides of the paperclip until it adheres.
7. Pick your favorite verses relating to these three Word Art phrases
and clip these cuties to your pages for a fun look and a quick reference!
So adorable… don’t you agree? If you do…
and you would like to win this set for yourself… or to give as a gift…
just leave a comment below and tell me two things:
1. Do you think you’ll be making these yourself?
2. Which one is your favorite?
Next Monday morning I’ll choose a random winner
and let you know who it is!! YAY!
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