There are quite a few things I used to not be.....a planner girl, a person into decorating their planner, a person into paper clips. I never look back, darling. It distracts from the now. (I also used to be someone who didn't watch the Incredibles at any chance as well.)
But today I am that person who thinks paper clips are pretty neat. But I am also that person that can not piece together tiny pieces of felt or card stock to create cute clips. While in the craft store the other day I saw these wonderful creations - preassembled little felt goodies. And I knew I could make some of those cute little paper clips I've been seeing. And because so many come in a pack, you can share them with your friends.
Supplies : felt appliques, E6000 adhesive, paper clips, small circle paper punch, scrap card stock. (Binder clips are optional)
There are two different kinds of little adhesive felt appliques that I've found - ones with little circle dots to attach them to your item and ones with a full adhesive backing.
If you have the ones with the little foam dots, it's not too hard to peel the dot off to start with a clean, even backing. Simply add a bit of the E6000 to the lower center back of the felt applique and place your paper clip over it. Don't add too much or it will totally squish around.
Make sure you've put the paper clip so the middle U is facing downward. Cover the glue dot and paper clip with a small circle punched from the cardstock. Use binder cllips if you'd like as a clamp to secure everything together while it dries.
For the appliques with full adhesive backings, I found that they aren't too easy to remove, so if you don't mind what the back will look like keep the adhesive backing on and glue your clip directly to the back. I haven't had trouble with mine coming apart.
The best part about these little premade appliques is that there are quite a few to choose from during the holiday seasons!! I also picked up some snowflakes and gingerbread men to make some for Christmas! You can have a whole themed planner going on in just a few minutes!
This whole set up was before I made my fall dividers - and I now will have an outdated flip through on my channel this month too!! What is my life????
Happy fall y'all!