By Valerie Matyas
Embellished paperclips are used in the creative journaling world to mark pages, bedazzle Bibles, as conversation starters, and opportunities to spread love and joy. Whether you are embellishing a paperclip to give as a gift or for personal use, I hope you find the experience to be low stress, moderate engagement, and high enjoyment.
To make the paper clip embellishments featured in the tutorial, you will need some paper clips, a roll of washi tape, a sheet of decorative paper, some tacky glue, and a short bit of ribbon. For additional ideas and designs, I used extra items I had on hand such as paper tags, metal tags, and decorative tulle. You can be as creative as you would like in designing and creating embellishments.
I enjoy seeing all of your posts in the Ponder Anew Pop Up Group. If you do embellish a paperclip or two, I would love to see a photo. Perhaps one of the examples from the tutorial will inspire you to go in a totally different direction. A familiar liturgical collect reminds us to “read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest” Scripture. I think an embellished paperclip is a delightfully fun way to mark the pages of Ponder Anew: A Hymn Journal for Trust and Confidence.
Blessings on your week!
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