I personally love fun and attractive storage ideas . . . and I had a need for cute storage tools recently. In our house, we have been running low on chip clips to store and keep our pretzels fresh. (How those clip things disappear like errant socks I will never know!)
Instead of buying more basic (read: boring) plastic clips, I decided to get creative and make my own chip clips by using simple clothespins. You may have decorated clothespins before . . . but if you haven’t, I promise you, they are easy (and slightly addicting!) to make! It’s a great beginner’s Mod Podge project!
- Mod Podge, Gloss or Satin formula
- Decorative paper
- Scissors or paper cutter
- Acrylic spray, optional
Steps to make DIY chip clips:
Brush a medium coat of decoupage over the wood on the pins. Press the matching paper piece over that section of the clothespin and smooth it down to remove any bubbles. Repeat on the other side of the pin.
Once that glue dries, apply two protective coats of Mod Podge over top of each section of paper, allowing it to dry between coats. Repeat on the other side of the clothespins. Seal with acrylic spray, as desired, if the decoupage is tacky.
Functional and pretty . . . that’s a storage idea that is easy to make and easy to live with!