Hi, everyone! Amy from Positively Splendid here, and I am so happy to be back at Jen’s place to share a super quick and easy craft idea!
These little yo-yo clips are such a fun way to keep papers and other items wrangled in stylish fashion, and they are a perfect little gift for teachers, moms, graduates and more. Today, I’m going to show you how easy it is to whip up a few of these to use for yourself or to pass along to brighten someone’s day.
- Assorted fabric scraps
- Buttons and other baubles for the yo-yo centers
- Paper clips in assorted sizes (I purchased the extra-large version used for one of the clips here in the office section at Walmart)
- 1/2″ circle punch
- Hot glue
To begin, make a number of fabric yo-yo’s using the fabric scraps and the buttons and other items you gathered for use as the yo-yo centers. To do so, be sure to check out my detailed step-by-step guide for creating fabric yo-yo’s, which also includes handy PDF templates for a variety of sizes.
When your yo-yo’s are ready, use the punch to cut out 2 circles from the cardstock. Apply a generous dab of hot glue to the center of one of the circles, affixing the narrow end of one of the paperclips to the circle, as shown…
…and then position the remaining circle so it is precisely aligned with the bottom one to form a little “sandwich” of sorts: circle, clip, circle. You’ve just created a handy little surface where you can easily mount your yo-yo!
Now, affix a yo-yo to the circle with hot glue.
Wasn’t that as easy as pie? In no time at all you can craft an entire collection of these little beauties, and they cost mere pennies to make!
In addition to put to use in a conventional paperclip sense, these clips also make terrific bookmarks! By using a variety of fabrics and centers, you can customize the look of these to suit any taste. I just love them!
A special thanks to Jen for having me over today. Y’all are welcome to stop by Positively Splendid any time for a visit!
I’m so happy to have Amy as a contributor this year! She has such cute ideas that always inspire me! I can’t wait to see all the other amazing projects that she will share with us this year!! Here are a few of her recent projects that I just love:
Her sewing skills are just amazing, and I just LOVE this Fabric Easter Basket. She shares the pattern with you too!!
And if you’re looking for another simple gift idea, these Polka-Dotted Trinket Dishes are quick and super fun too!
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