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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bib Clip Tutorial

I noticed a lot of people viewed my bib clips when a put them on Etsy. Since there were no sales I guessed most of the hits were from people looking for idea's. So, here it is. A tutorial to make my bib clips.


You will need:

Ribbon

Hot glue gun

Office clips (for paper)

scissors


In the past I have tried small clothes pins and other clips. What makes the office clip ideal is the metal loop. It keeps the ribbon from pulling off. Measure the length of ribbon around your baby/toddlers neck. (not ideal for newborns) About 8-9 inches should do. (be sure to measure your little one for the best fit.)

To keep ribbon from fraying seal ends with fray check or melt with flame.

Fold the metal loops to upright position.



This is the tricky part. Choose a back side of the clip. Pull ribbon from middle of clip to outside. Glue.



Position next clip and check to make sure you have it on the right side, then glue in place.


Your done! Bib clips are great, they eliminate the need for carrying a dirty bib around. Just use a napkin at a restaurant or a paper towel while traveling. I think most of my readers prefer to make their own crafts, however, if you don't want to make them check out my Etsy site on my sidebar.



15 comments:

Amy said...

That is so clever. Happy MOnday.

Layla said...

You're the best! I love these!!

Andrea said...

Thanks for the tutorial! We are going on our first long road trip this weekend and I will be whipping up a few sets of these today!

Ashley said...

Melissa, those turned out really great! I love that. Just toss them in the diaper bag and go. So perfect. Thanks for sending me the link and good luck with sales. You have such cute colors and styles in your etsy shop. It's tricky but before you know it, you won't be able to keep up with the orders. :)

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Oooh...what a clever idea! Sure wish I would have seen these when my kids were a little younger. We're almost out of the bib stage. Yay!!

Kari @ Ucreate said...

Fabulous idea! I'll be featuring soon. Thanks for sharing!

Emily said...

I love them- great idea!

michellejohnnie said...

I am making some of these today!!! Thanks for sharing this idea. I am linking to you at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

Cory and Becca said...

What a great idea! I hope I win this give-away !:)

Cory and Becca said...

I am following you now..for my 2nd entry ;)

Jana Eddington said...

:) great, and cute idea

Missy said...

This is such a great idea. Thank you! I just made one today and plan to make more for gifts!

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

Ok, now THIS is a fantastic idea! I love, love, love this!

Please feel free to add this tute to my Baby Week link party at My Frugal Family.

It can be found at:

theherberfamily.blogspot.com

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

I absolutely love this idea! I found cute, pastel colored striped clips at Walmart 10 for $3 that I grabbed in blue & green, along with blue & green ribbon to make these for a shower gift!

Sky said...

Just now seeing this idea from UCreate and I love it! I'm making a handful of these as soon as I wake up tomorrow! Thanks for sharing :)