Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bow Paper Clips Tutorial - Love My Tapes + Halloween Giveaway Winner

Hello! I shared a fun and easy tutorial on the Love My Tapes blog yesterday, and I wanted to share it here, too. Turn your boring paper clips into something extra cute with some fabric tape:

While you could easily use regular fabric for these, I love using fabric tape because it eliminates the need for sewing or gluing. To make your own, all you'll need is fabric tape and paper clips.

Step 1: Cut four equal pieces of fabric tape. I wanted my bow to be about 2 inches wide, so my pieces are that length.

Step 2: Remove the backing and place two pieces sticky sides together. Trim excess tape so that no adhesive is visible. Repeat with the other two pieces.

Step 3: Cut a piece of fabric tape at 0.75 inches and another at 1.25 inches.

Step 4: Remove the backing of the smaller piece. Pinch the middle of your bow with one hand, then use the other hand to wrap the small piece of tape around the bow.

Step 5: Remove the backing of the larger piece and thread it through a paper clip. Leave the front section of tape longer than the back.

Step 6: Starting with the back section of tape, secure the bow to the paper clip. Wrap the front section of tape back over the bow and press firmly to make sure the tape is secure.

You can use your paper clips as bookmarks, as embellishments on layouts and cards, to add tags to gifts, or just as cute office supplies. Be sure to check out Love My Tapes' selection of fabric tapes to find the perfect designs for you :).

Giveaway winner...

Thank you to everyone who joined me for the DCWV Halloween blog hop this past weekend! I enjoyed reading your comments and I'm glad you like my altered pumpkin :). I used random.org to choose a comment and the winner of the stamps and stickers is...JennyKozar! Jenny, please email me at precociouspaper (at) yahoo (dot) com with your mailing address and I'll get your prize off in the mail right away :).

Have a great day, everyone! Tessa


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