Published on April 6th, 2015 | by Kristen Swain1
Duct Tape Wrapped Kitchen Clips
I am all about making fun and cute stuff.
How adorable are these Duct Tape Wrapped Kitchen Clips? Yes, binder clips that I use in the kitchen.
What, use? You might be surprised how versatile they are. I use them instead of chip clips. They hold the bags so much better.
They are great to go in the fridge or freezer too. I keep several dozen handy in a drawer to clip up bags of frozen veggies in the freezer or baggies in the fridge.
Yes, they sometimes rust, but that is the beauty. I got a package of 8 for $1. They can last months, even years. If they get a little rusty, I just toss them.
Can’t say that about those $5 chip clips that never even hold the bag closed, or slip off.
These super cute and colorful clips are an easy craft. I think a set or two of these would be lovely as a gift for mom, Mother’s Day is coming up soon!
Pick up a set of these clips at the dollar store.
I used both duct tape and washi tape.
I’ll show you.
Take the flat end of the duct tape and getting it as close as you can to the inside edge, add it to the clip.
Wrap that all the way around, then cut off just enough to cover the black on the back side.
The duct tape is a little larger than the clip, so cut through the tape at the corners of the clip and fold those edges inside.
That is the idea for the duct tape.
Washi tape is typically translucent. So before I use the washi tape, I used white duct tape first.
Take strips of washi tape and place them across the clip.
Clip off most of the excess and cut the corners of the tape like with the duct tape. Wrap the ends into the binder clip.
Voila!! Aren’t they pretty? I experimented with the yellow tape and wrapped it several times to see how it would look. The dots were more hidden, and I liked seeing them better, but it’s a matter of your preference!
See, they are so cute, and useful!