Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Washi paperclips tutorial

It occurred to me, while sorting out my craft room (an almighty job!) that I ought to be able to do something constructive with a box of paperclips I have.  I love scrapbooking, in particular journalling.  I have a few fancy shaped paper clips holding mementos and photos all ready but wondered if I could do my own.  Here is my mini tutorial for jazzing up paper clips!

Washi Paperclips

 First take a paperclip and  a length of tape, I tore off around 8cm, the ends don't actually matter at this stage so you don't need to be too neat!  This tape is just less than 1cm wide.

Next step I threaded the tape through the loop (like above) and pushed the ends together making sure all the sticky side was covered.  I then cut the end into a chevron to make it look like a ribbon.

Here I had a go with a wider tape, it was a bit fiddly but looked great in the end!

Here are my new washi tape paperclips in one of my 'And Etc's' journal.

I think I am going to have to make a lot of these using all my different tapes!!  If you would like to see the tape I used as well as other washi tapes I stock please click on the link below!


1 comment:

  1. Aww these are great, they look so posh :) fab idea !!

    Thanks for linking up to the weekend blog hop :)