Magnetic butterfly clips are inexpensive DIY Christmas gift ideas you can make and give away as handcrafted presents. This multipurpose decorative item can be used at home or in the office. Very often these clips can be found in my kitchen pantry to fasten things that don’t have a way to close after its been opened like packages of flour, sugar, cereal, or chip and cookie sacks.
In my office, these clips were used to keep documents together on my desk, it has also been used as a small paperweight, or to clip a small memo at eye level, either on a filing cabinet door or magnetic board.
There is hardly a time when these clips are not in use, however, seldom, it happens, so I place unused clips somewhere close by on display!
Butterfly clips are very popular amongst family and friends! it is both an eye catcher and conversational starter. It is expected that a butterfly or two will fly away with our guests!
Magnetic butterfly clips
For this project, you will be working on both sides of clothes pin…
- 1 pkg of butterflies Topixdeals 48PCS 3D Butterfly Stickers Wall Stickers Crafts Butterflies with Sponge Gum and Pins （4 Color)
- glue gun and glue sticks
- Wooden clothespins, 1 to 2 packages, (Dollar Tree)
- Magnetic Tape, 1.5 inches pieces, pre-cut these, prior to starting your project, and set aside
- Wire cutters (if needed)
If butterflies have safety pins on them, use a wire cutter to remove them, prior to starting your project, and set aside
Pre-cut a few strips of magnets into 1.5 inches pieces, prior to starting your project, and set aside
Prepare glue gun, when ready, apply hot glue, starting on metal part of pin, apply enough glue on top and bottom of metal piece to firmly press a 1.5 inch magnet piece on top of glue, and let cool for 1 to 2 minutes.
After glue has set, you will notice excess magnet sticking out on the sides of clothespins, cut off excess magnet with an *Xacto knife, or a sharp pair of scissors for a clean look. Since I am very accident prone and lack a steady hand, I used scissors instead =:/
*Xacto knife creates clean cut edges
On the other side of the clothespin, prepare glue gun again, when ready, apply hot glue, starting on metal part of pin, apply enough glue on top and bottom of metal piece to firmly press down butterfly for 30 seconds.
Your clips will eventually look something like this. Repeat this process as many times as you like, or until you run out of pins or butterflies.