Scrapbook How To: Creative Clay Clips

Paper clips are popping up on scrapbook pages left and right. These ideas not only look good on your layout but are fun to make and customize to match your theme. Give these ideas from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks a try when attaching photos, memorabilia, journaling, or other elements.

Ideas

Play clip by Julie Geiger

Play clip by Julie Geiger

Flower Photo clip by Julie Geiger

Flower Photo clip by Julie Geiger

Love clip by Julie Geiger

Love clip by Julie Geiger


Steps

Use clay to add cute tabs to regular paper clips. Here’s how:

Step 1: Roll out air-drying clay to about 1/4" and cut your shape out with a craft knife.

Step 1: Roll out air-drying clay to about 1/4″ and cut your shape out with a craft knife.

Press a paper clip into the back of the clay. Take a small piece of extra clay and press it over the clip to secure it.

Step 2: Press a paper clip into the back of the clay. Take a small piece of extra clay and press it over the clip to secure it.

Step 3: Let the clay dry, then paint it with acrylic paints.

Step 3: Let the clay dry, then paint it with acrylic paints.

Step 4: Press an epoxy letter sticker (or other object) on the clay.

Step 4: Press an epoxy letter sticker (or other object) on the clay.

Step 5: Seal the clay and sticker with one or two coats of dimensional glaze.

Step 5: Seal the clay and sticker with one or two coats of dimensional glaze.

Variation: Start with colored air-drying clay to skip the painting step.

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2 Responses to Scrapbook How To: Creative Clay Clips

  1. Jean A Marmo says:

    Very cool idea!!

  2. Jane says:

    Great idea!

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