Thursday, May 23, 2013

A Leafy Clip


 


Scor-pal has some fabulous products that work amazing with any kind of May Arts Ribbon. Today I've teamed them up to create a cute little decorative clothespin clip that secures a sweet treat in a handmade, customized brown paper bag.

If you are following the hop, you should have arrived from Diane's blog!


(1) So, first I jazzed up a plain clothespin with some stain, and after drying, (2) attached a length of Scor-tape and (3) ran some May Arts' Faux Suede Ruffle Edge Ribbon in cream (NV09) on top. To keep the edges from fraying, I carefully melted the edges with a lighter.

(4) To make the leaf topper, I secured together three clipped May Art's green faux suede leaves (XL16) with Natural Burlap String (SM10), (5) attached a button and tied a bow. (6) The leaf topper was secured to the clothespin by wrapping a piece of burlap string tucked behind the button and around the clothespin front.







The treat bag was super easy to make as well. (7) I trimmed a piece of lightweight kraft paper down, used my Scor-Buddy to crease corners and (8) Scor-tape to secure the bag together. (9) I hand wrote the recipient's name with marker (not pictured) and filled the bag with a treat.


I am pleased with the final result. I think it is a classy presentation for a treat at a party, easy to put together, and the recipiant has a memento that they can keep for many applications!

Your next stop is Jennie!

72 comments:

  1. Not only is this a fab idea but you used BUTTONS. I love buttons.

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  2. What a gorgeous idea...thanks for sharing....great giftbag!
    xxx Margreet

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  3. That looks amazing! What a great idea!

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  4. Once again you've shared a clever idea. This is such a simple, elegant idea with endless possibilities. You ROCK, Karen!

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  5. You have the BEST ideas, Karen! Love this!!

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  6. fabulous idea n execution.

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  7. Gorgeous!!! I really love this!

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  8. Clever, reusable, and I love the personal touch.

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  9. Love this! It looks easy enough that I could do this! Now to get my hands on all of that awesome ribbon you used :)

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  10. I love this idea
    Greetings from Germany
    Margret

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  11. This is a super-cute project. Thanks for the tutorial....that helps me sooooo much.

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  12. I love this idea Karen a perfect treat topper!!

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  13. What a fantastic clip decor you created. I am always a lover of leaves in artwork. I like the colors you chose too.

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  14. This looks absolutely fabulous! I just love scor-tape for securing ribbon.

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  15. What a fabulous act of kindness idea. Your clip is so pretty.

    Cheri - John 3:16
    www.djssundries.blogspot.com

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  16. Very pretty! The Scor-tape holds really well, so it's perfect for this project! Beautiful May Arts trims too! The leaves are so pretty!

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  17. Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Creative idea for a treat bag..love it! Happy to be hopping with you and the MA DT...Abby Scor-pal DT : )

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  19. Such a cool idea! Thanks for sharing :)

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  20. Great idea. It also makes the bag easier to get into - it doesn't have to be torn to get to the gift. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Wonderful wrap! This is so clever transformation of the cloth pin!

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  22. Beautiful! Love the rustic look.

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  23. OMG, I love this idea!! I have never wanted to use clothes pins in my projects in the past -- but let me tell you this is gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing.

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  24. That little clip is so sweet! Love the twine with it.
    hugs,
    Gini

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  25. OH MY I love this idea. The details are perfect and love the kraft paper bag and clip they look awesome together. I can see this would be really nice to make for a name place holder and gift for a dinner or luncheon. Great project and so glad I found you. I want to see more of your projects. Wonderful work.

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  26. creative use of beautiful ribbon!

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  27. YOU ARE THE BEST!!! Thanks for sharing this brilliant idea!!! Perfect for gift! Love the treat bag!... hugs...x

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  28. wow idea! maybe for a fall party!

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  29. Super fantastic, so clever! Love it

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  30. Great idea! I love that treat bag. TFS

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  31. I really love this idea--just beautiful. Love that you can keep it and use it for other things (I think I'd use it for keeping track of notes and to do lists).

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  32. Great project, love the way you dressed up & gave new life to an otherwise boring Cloths Pin.

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  33. Nice Finishing Touch! Nice Job!

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  34. Wow! Lovely work and great use of the buttons! Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  35. Such a quaint project . TFS

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  36. Very pretty Karen. What a great way of dressing up that package. The ribbon looks great on the pin.

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  37. Love these projects very crafty!!

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  38. Perfect way to finish a package.

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  39. What a unique project. I can think of several ways to use these.

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  40. very nice and simple gift, love the leaves, thanks for sharing

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  41. So cute!! You are so right it is a very classy craft project. Thank you for sharing!!

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  42. A truly unique idea for a gift bag. Thanks for sharing this.

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  43. I love this idea and your package is so nice. Your cards are lovely too. Thanks for sharing a great project!

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  44. you are so clever :) this is beautiful :)
    have a great weekend girl :)

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  45. How pretty! I never would have thought of adhering ribbon to the clothespin like that. Thanks for showing us how to make that cool button/leaf embellishment. Very cool.

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  46. Great idea. I will have to try those for little gifts for guests.

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  47. Now this is a really great idea! Love the look.

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  48. What a great gift bag! Loved how you decorated the clothespin!

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  49. What a fabulous idea. My son's teacher would have love to have those clips.

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  50. Love your how the clothespin is so cute and functional. And, I don't have to go out and spend a ton on bags now - excited to try making my own.

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  51. OMG! I am so in love with this idea!

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  52. This is so pretty and clever! Why did I never thought of using ribbon to decorate a clothspin? lol Thanks for sharing!

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  53. Really lovely! My immediate impulse is to adapt this as a hair clip.

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  54. I reckon this is just about the most fabulous clothespin I've ever seen! Gorgeous!
    Hugs!
    x

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  55. Awesome project! I love the little felt leaves you created.

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  56. Really beautiful, Karen! The felt looks so soft.

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  57. beautiful! your handwriting is so pretty...mine...not so much lol

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