DIY Holiday Paper Clips

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Hi everyone! Today I will be showing you how to make some easy, cute and inexpensive paper clips for your planner or journal!

What you'll need: hot glue gun, paper clips and some cute ribbons or a cute embellishment to attach a clip to! I got these ribbons from Michaels and the paper clips here! I personally like to use gold paper clips because I think it looks a little bit better, but you can definitely use silver or whatever extra clips you may have!

The first thing you need to do is peel of any adhesive that is stuck to the back of the clip. These are little styrofoam sheets that came off easily. You have to be careful when you do this so you don't rip the embellishment you're working with.

The next step is to glue your embellishment onto the clip. I took a little dab of glue and put it on the ribbon, put the paper clip on and then added another small layer over the clip to make it more secure. There isn't a big space to put lots of glue, so I recommend doing this if you are working with smaller embellishments.

The next step (which is totally optional) is adding some cute tape to cover up the glue. I like to do this because it covers up the glue dot and makes the back of the ribbon look a little bit better. Adding a piece of tape can also help secure the clip as well.

And that is it! It's very simple and inexpensive! You can do this with really any cute embellishment that you think would look cute as a paper clip. I bought these little bows specifically for this purpose. Let me know if you have any questions! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Thanks Ally! I've been wanting to make my own for a lil while now!!

  2. These are so fun and cute! I love making paperclips with ribbons, now I so want to Christmas ribbon paperclips too !

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