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Adorable & practical!
**Need 'clothes pins/pegs'...the flat ones that open, not the round ones**

My mother-in-law inspired me to make these chip clips (snack bag clips). She originally added a magnet to the back of hers to be used as a magnetic note holder, but I found myself clipping them to seal bags of cereal, chips, snacks, frozen veggies, prepackaged salad, etc.

(The last photo with the 2 clips (angel & snacks/beer) were the original ones from my mother-in-law...she also made ones for the holidays).

Posted by Kepi from Los Angeles, California, United States • Published See Kepi's 48 projects »
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  • How to make a clothes peg. Cute Chip Clips - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take your wooden clothespin and paint the entire thing (i even painted the metal hardware).
    This will actually take awhile to complete, because there are so many sides to it and you have to let each side dry.

    Tip: every now and then when the paint is drying or after you will want to open the clip, to make sure the paint doesn't make it stick shut.

  • How to make a clothes peg. Cute Chip Clips - Step 2
    Step 2

    Either use a clear varnish or glitter varnish and paint that over the dried paint; let dry.
    Again...open clip after drying.

  • How to make a clothes peg. Cute Chip Clips - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take your buttons, foam or wood peices, or whatever you are going to use to put on them.
    I bought a small packet of buttons from Michael's for about $1.99-$2.99 each, which was enough for about 5 clips...you will have to clip off some of the backings that stick out using a pair of dykes or another tool.

  • How to make a clothes peg. Cute Chip Clips - Step 4
    Step 4

    Figure out where you will place your items before glueing, then once your happy with the positioning...glue them on!
    (I use Aleene's tacky glue...it's the best!)Let dry.

  • How to make a clothes peg. Cute Chip Clips - Step 5
    Step 5

    Once it's completely dry, I put my group of themed clips on a folded notecard, which makes a nice display if you want to give them as gifts.

    DONE...BOOYAH!

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Kepi
Kepi · Los Angeles, California, US · 49 projects
You could use a plastic one, if you were just glueing items to it; however, I don't think the paint would adhere.
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crystal g.
crystal g. · Jakarta, Special Capital Region of Jakarta, ID
it's really a great craft...can i do it with plastic clothespin?
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Kepi
Kepi · Los Angeles, California, US · 49 projects
Thanks! Happy
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 377 projects
I love how you have decorated the clips.
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Kepi
Kepi · Los Angeles, California, US · 49 projects
Yes, I actually got all of them from Michael's.
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rsky
rsky · Henderson, Nevada, US · 7 projects
did you get those sea-themed buttons from michaels?
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