Oh pinterest pinterest, how I love thee!
My boards are full of beautiful projects to make and inspirational ideas.
But sometimes there just isn't the time to spare on a big, impressive crafty exploit. Sometimes the thought of gathering (or buying) all the materials is too overwhelming.
At times like that I need an instant hit. Something I can make in seconds and admire for ages.
I spotted this pin, and it seemed like the quick fix I was looking for.
Originally from Bella Dia's blog. How adorable are they? Plus, it means I have another creative outlet for my growing button collection.
Super simple to make. You can use regular glue like superglue or UHU, but I found that it took too long to dry - plus I was overcome with glue fumes!
Much better to use a glue gun, then you'll have these gorgeous paperclips done in minutes from start to finish.
Here I used big buttons and small coloured paperclips. I think I'll pick up some of the larger clips next time I'm in town. I used buttons with shanks, but you can also use the regular kind with holes.
On these I used small vintage buttons with a tulip motif, on matching red paperclips. They are perfect for keeping my papers in order and also work as bookmarks.
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