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I saw these giant paperclips a while back and just had to have them. I had no idea what do with them and the other day it just hit me: Embellish Them!!

Update June 2014: Spotted packs of Giant Paperclips at Target see pic above :)

Posted by VeganSprinkles from Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States • Published See VeganSprinkles's 33 projects »
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  • How to make a paperclip. Embellished Giant Paperclips - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather the supplies: I found the color giant paper clips at walmart. The silver is from an office supply store.
    I used paper die cuts cut out with a sizzix machine and the felt flowers were premade- I found them at Michael's.

  • How to make a paperclip. Embellished Giant Paperclips - Step 2
    Step 2

    This is a size comparison Giant Paper Clips; Jumbo Office Paper Clips; and Standard Paper Clips.

  • How to make a paperclip. Embellished Giant Paperclips - Step 3
    Step 3

    I went ahead and glued the layers of the die cuts together and let them dry. I also cut out the backs that I will use to attach the die cuts to the paper clips.

  • How to make a paperclip. Embellished Giant Paperclips - Step 4
    Step 4

    Make sure to glue to the top part of the paper clip- not the part the clips onto the paper.
    The back for this one is a 2 inch circle I paper punched.

  • How to make a paperclip. Embellished Giant Paperclips - Step 5
    Step 5

    Position the paper clip and die cut how you want them. Apply glue to the circle.

  • How to make a paperclip. Embellished Giant Paperclips - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sandwich the paper clip between the die cut and the circle and firmly press to form around the paper clip.

  • How to make a paperclip. Embellished Giant Paperclips - Step 7
    Step 7

    Let dry.

  • How to make a paperclip. Embellished Giant Paperclips - Step 8
    Step 8

    For the butterfly I chose to use a flower for the back since it will be seen from the front too.

  • How to make a paperclip. Embellished Giant Paperclips - Step 9
    Step 9

    I applied the glue to the middle of the butterfly to prevent too much glue from being seen on the front.

  • How to make a paperclip. Embellished Giant Paperclips - Step 10
    Step 10

    Sandwich the paper clip and add more glue around the edges of the flower as needed.

  • How to make a paperclip. Embellished Giant Paperclips - Step 11
    Step 11

    Make sure the flower is attached well and leave to dry.

  • How to make a paperclip. Embellished Giant Paperclips - Step 12
    Step 12

    For this one I decided to go with a duplicate of the base of the flower to attach it.
    Add glue.

  • How to make a paperclip. Embellished Giant Paperclips - Step 13
    Step 13

    Sandwich and let dry.

  • How to make a paperclip. Embellished Giant Paperclips - Step 14
    Step 14

    For the premade felt flower I chose to put it on a Jumbo Office Paper Clip. (There was a double sided sticky foam square on the back of it- I just left it on.) I cut out a piece of matching felt for the back.
    Apply glue (maybe more than usual as felt soaks up some of it).

  • How to make a paperclip. Embellished Giant Paperclips - Step 15
    Step 15

    Sandwich and add even more glue if you need to. Then let it dry!

  • How to make a paperclip. Embellished Giant Paperclips - Step 16
    Step 16

    These are ready to go!

  • How to make a paperclip. Embellished Giant Paperclips - Step 17
    Step 17

    Now you have some great new bookmarks!

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sharon.marlowe.37
sharon.marlowe.37
how do i get 4 inch paper clips
VeganSprinkles
VeganSprinkles · Colorado Springs, Colorado, US · 50 projects
I just ran across them at Wal-Mart. I have seen them before at office supply stores and at my college bookstore. They might be a seasonal item for the beginning of the school year. You can always resort to Amazon and Ebay though: found these right off- http://www.amazon.com/Dillon-9-2683-Giant-Paper-Clips/dp/B005E8RIR6/ref=pd_sbs_op_2
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-of-40-Large-Jumbo-Giant-Paper-Clips-3-Organizing-Taxes-Tax-Prep-School-Law-/230960050788?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35c64ab264
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