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an adorable way to hold your notes and photos!
I saw an adorable memo clip at Aaron Brothers and I was about to buy it when I realized I could make my own for FREE!!!!!!!

Posted by Jelly Jam from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Jelly Jam's 21 projects »
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  • How to make a clips. Cute Memo Clip - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find your old hair clips. I think these ones are called alligator clips. I used to wear these when I was a little girl so they are super cutesy :)

  • How to make a clips. Cute Memo Clip - Step 2
    Step 2

    Get bunch of pipe cleaners. I used these short ones and I used three of them.

  • How to make a clips. Cute Memo Clip - Step 3
    Step 3

    Ok. This step is kind of annoying, so you should do it when you are watching TV or waiting for something. What you do is you figure out which way the pipe cleaner untwists. It may take a couple of tries. I usually cut some of the fuzz off first so I can see it. Then, when the wires have been loosened, you can pull off the fuzz.

    An easier way to do this is to just go buy some wire. I just didn't have any and didn't want to get off my lazy butt to buy some.

  • How to make a clips. Cute Memo Clip - Step 4
    Step 4

    So when you have your three fuzzless pipe cleaners you want to twist them together so they will be nice and strong.

  • How to make a clips. Cute Memo Clip - Step 5
    Step 5

    Later, you're going to stick the hair clip onto the wire so you might want to try it out first, just to make sure you can do it. It's kind of tricky, but with a bunch of shoving and poking it will eventually stay. But then you have to take it off before you bake it :( and then put it on again :( :(

  • How to make a clips. Cute Memo Clip - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now for the base. I kind of modeled my base after Bump Beads (http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/bump_beads) by Cat Morley but you can really do anything you want.

    First I made a ball.

  • How to make a clips. Cute Memo Clip - Step 7
    Step 7

    Then I made the little bumps and stuck them all over.

  • How to make a clips. Cute Memo Clip - Step 8
    Step 8

    Then I stuck the wire into the base and baked the whole thing in the oven at 275 for about 13-15 minutes.

  • How to make a clips. Cute Memo Clip - Step 9
    Step 9

    After it is baked, I brushed on my favorite thing in the world. Gloss glaze!!! It makes it look really finished and awesome.

    Let it dry for 24 hours, or whatever the label says.

  • How to make a clips. Cute Memo Clip - Step 10
    Step 10

    Then stick the hair clip on it and you are done!!!!! Put a picture in it and put it on your desk and show it off to everyone!!!!!

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Dar's Doodles
Dar's Doodles · Johnstown, Pennsylvania, US · 3 projects
Very cute and clever. I have to admit that when I first saw this I thought the hair clip was a roach clip, lol. Showing my age here. Back in the day those kind of clips were used for...well...you get my drift, lol. Nonetheless this is a very clever project. I applaud you!
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
i love this, cute and soooo cool too. i must laught about the pipecleaners , i thought ooooh i understand why you must unfuzzed them later when i saw more picts.
i think it 's smart too use flowerwire as well or elektric wire.
but i like the cleverness of you when you don't have those other options at home and only pipecleaners.;-D
hey much XO
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