Thursday, February 11, 2010

Blanket Clips...or are they???



Hi guys!  I am so impressed with all of the great projects you girls made without your hubby's!!!  Great work:)  I'm back with a tutorial on how I made these super cute clips for my Basket-O-Blankets.  These were very easy!


I started with these three unfinished wooden clips that I purchased at Hobby Lobby (50% off).

I took them apart to prep them for painting...


I used a new favorite color of mine from Rust-Oleum called Slate Blue.


I put them back together when the paint was dry and sanded the edges and corners with my 3M sanding block.


I then hot glued these unfinished wooden fleur de lis

 (that I painted with Rust-Oleum Heirloom White) to the top of each clip.

A good coat of Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze (paint on and wipe off) followed.

Now for the ribbon...

Open the end and drop a dab of hot glue in the center...

and attach a ribbon of choice at one end and that's it!!!

Just roll up a blanket, wrap the ribbon and secure the other end with the clip!


We have been using these for a few weeks now and I still love them!  My boys love these blankets so I wasn't sure if I would get sick of wrapping them everyday but I don't.  It's super easy and a decorative way to store them:)  Totally worth it!!!

I got to thinking one day that these clips would be so cute as magnets for notes on the fridge as well.  So, I did that too!

I purchased this strip of adhesive magnet for $1 at Michaels.

It's very easy to use.  You just cut the size strip(s) you need...

and stick them on the back.  I added one to the center because these clips are heavy.

Tada!




LOVE THIS!!!  I think I will go back and buy more.  What a fun way to dress up the fridge:)

~Ashley



DiscHangers

Please stop by and see our friends over at Dischangers!  You can see how Whitney used this product in her home HERE!




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27 comments:

the thrifty ba said...

i never thought about using a gianormous clip on the fridge...you are so smart...

Tina said...

Ashley, these clips are just gorgeous! Your blanket basket is one of my favourite projects and these just add so much loveliness to it all! Thanks for showing us how to make them, I am now on the hunt for some large pegs! Have a lovely day ~ Tina x

Angie - treasuresfortots@gmail.com said...

Love it! Come link your cute tute at my party: Thursday's Treasures!!
http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2010/02/thursdays-treasures-week-9.html

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

love the blanket idea!!!

Heather said...

we have had the big clips as magnets for a while now and my oldest has claimed one to show off his accomplishments. Every time he has a new one he races to tell his father when he gets home from work. :)

Kim said...

These are just adorable! I don't think I've seen the large clips...I'll be looking, now!

Tiffany said...

I got some of that magnet tape in my stocking and had no idea what to do with it....now I do!!! THANKS!

Cindy said...

You are just so SmArT!!! I love all of your projects, I am so NOT creative, so I am very glad that I found your blog. You are on my favorites list! and I only put the blogs that I really love on that list. Hugs, Cindy S.

trish said...

Great tutorial! :o)
Is the glaze already "colored" or do you have to ask the paint department to do so?
-Trish

Cottage Dreamers said...

Those are so cute and creative! I've never seen those huge clips before...maybe I don't get out enough, but I love them!

Lolly said...

Very Cute!!! I also love your stationary that you have clipped to it. Ha Ha.

Journey to Peace said...

I LOVE these clips! They'd look fabulous in our sunny kitchen. I'd love to learn how to make the blanket. I'll hunt up that tutorial....

Thanks!
Briana

My Cozy Cubby said...

I might just have to make some for my fridge. Thanks for the idea!

Pamela

Katie said...

Love the magnet idea! I see a trip to Hobby Lobby in my future ... :)

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Love these. Can you just make me some because I have a feeling I was mess them up! Just kidding but seriously, love the blog just found it and following now!

The Whimsical Princess said...

Those are super cute!

DeeDee said...

Please , Please stop! I cannot keep up with all these good ideas with great tutorials to go with them....I so love your style, I try to make most everything you do.....really thou I wanted to say thanks for the fun ideas and please please! keep them coming.
cannot wait to see the next one every time...

enjoy your day...
DeeDee

Rustique Gallery said...

These are just adorable! I love your tutorials, don't stop! Sherry

Jennifer said...

I need to keep an eye out for these bigger clips... they are adorable!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love these! I love the "blankets" sign, too! I'm going to hope they carry these clips at Michaels since we don't have a Hobby Lobby here.

Cha Cha said...

I love these, but envy that you blankets actually get put away. I love the color and decoration, they really make them special. You did such a good job.

Cha Cha

Low Tide High Style said...

What a wonderful idea, I've never thought of rolling up my blankets like that, but they look so cute with those clips!

And I love the magnets too! Great job!

Kat :)

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Great project!

Candy (Mama Lion) said...

Ok Im LOVING the magnets but i dont get the blanket part. it looks so pretty but is that just a ribbon tying the blanket up rolled up and then u clip the ribbon together? help! i've never heard of blanket clips

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Love these! The blankets look great rolled up and stored this way!

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

These clips are great! I've used regular sized clothespins for the fridge, but the weight of the paper would pull them sliding down! I am determined to find them as we do not :( have a Hobby Lobby!
~Nancy

Petite Little Bee said...

What a lovely idea! Thanks for sharing. Lia

 
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