What are these things called??? Project Life Week 18

Friday night I was looking for an envelope my closet (the closet that has been carefully collecting/hoarding supplies for me…) when something fell from one of the shelves on my foot. I looked down and saw a small box of metal tags (I think that’s what they are) that I have had for years and got in some sort of random goody bag of scrapbooking supplies. These are the items in question…

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They kind of look like clips with little sayings like “happy birthday” or “hello” on them. I have no idea what they are called. I have no idea what they are used for. I have no idea who makes them or why I am still hoarding them. But I decided to do something about it. I was feeling a little crafty so I picked them up off the floor and wanted to challenge myself to see what embellishments I could make with them. So I though about turning them into little badges with ribbon. Here was my process…

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I took a piece of ribbon and folded it over.

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I added some hot glue to the back of the tab and attached the folded ribbon.

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I bent the clip part over the ribbon I had glue and I flipped it over and embellished it with two enamel dots.

One clip became many….

Then I couldn’t put the glue gun down and decided to make some ribbon banners from hanger-shaped paper clips…

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And here is two of my finished embellishments in my Project Life Week 18.

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And close ups of the embellishments…

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I am glad my supply hoarding paid off (5 years later…), but seriously, if anyone can tell me what the metal things are called, I really want to know, the not knowing is starting to get to me!

Sarah

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