Thursday, April 11, 2013

Blinged out clips and clothespins



 
Today's project is so stinkin' easy it can barely be called a craft, but the results are so amazing, folks will think you spent hours. I was recently sent of box of goodies from Darice containing Gemz and Bling on a Roll. Look at all the fun colors Gemz comes in!
 
 
I couldn't wait to play with this stuff so I'm sharing a quick little project ahead of schedule. I've got a bigger project in the works with some bling on a roll. I grabbed some clothespins and binder clips from my stash. (I saw a set of rhinestone clothespins at one of the craft stores recently but knew that I could make way more of them with a pack of clothespins from the Dollar Tree for less than what they wanted for the few in the set.)  I painted my clothespins with some white acrylic paint first. Once they were dry, I cut some Gemz to fit and adhered it. So easy! Gemz comes in adhesive backed strips and can be cut and shaped as you need it. I used a 1in x 12 inch strip of crystal AB and a 2 in x 12 in strip of crystal for my pins.
 

Then I used some crystal and purple to decorate some binder clips.


I love the way these look. The binders can be used for their original purpose or as photo or recipe holders. The clothespins would be fun with magnets on the back used on a magnet board or used in garlands or to clip photos on wire or string in an empty frame.

 
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8 comments:

  1. Awesome project! I hope you will share at our party! http://www.thevintagefarmhouse.com/2013/04/creative-things-thursday-link-party.html

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  2. I love this!!! I am totally doing this to my office supplies! Anything to girl up the plain! Thanks for sharing :))

    Brandie @ Midwest Moma Blog (http://www.midwestmoma.blogspot.com)

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  3. Another adorable project- and blam, blam, bling bling! You gotta smile in an office adorned like this!

    Thanks for sharing with us, and it's always great to see creative minds at work. :)

    Visiting from Overflowing With Creativity@ It's Overflowing's linky party
    Smiles,
    Suz @MaytagNMom
    NW Illinois
    ~~My Current Project At The Party~~

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  4. They are beautiful and fun. I love bling. Thank you for sharing.

    Consider yourself hugged,
    http://simpleesue.com/frivolous-friday-bacon-corn-pancakes/

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  5. Love these. My husband collects fancy binder clips-- I wonder if he'd like these, or if they are too girly?!

    ~Emily
    A Tossed Salad Life

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  6. Love these!!! just so pretty!! pinned them!

    Natasha @ Serenity You

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  7. These are fabulous Fonda!! Who can ever have enough bling? Hope you are able to join me again tonight for another Pretty Things link party at twelveOeight!!

    xo, Tanya
    http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com/

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