This is the perfect project for using up your felt leftovers and getting organised!
FELT PLANNER CLIPS
TOOLS AND MATERIALS:
- Felt scraps
- Paper/freezer paper for printing the templates
- Template sheets (PDF)
- Thin card (to use inside the clips to stiffen them)
- Jumbo paper clips
- Glue gun
Start by printing out the template sheets and cutting out the templates. The template sheets are full size when printed on A4 paper, although this doesn't matter too much as you can make your clips any size you like! The first page of templates contains basic base shapes, with decorative shapes on the second page to layer however you like on top. If you're using freezer paper, remember to print onto the non-waxy side, then roughly cut around each shape before ironing onto your scraps of felt to cut out your shapes.
You may want to plan ahead with colour combinations, but I like to just cut lots of the base and layer shapes from different scraps of felt and then decide in the next step how to pair them together.
Now is the fun bit! Experiment with different colour combinations and layer the shapes to create your own planner clip designs. Decide if you want to make double-sided designs, or if you'll just use a plain felt circle/shape on the back. If you're in need of inspiration, this is how my desk looked before I began gluing everything together!
Cut out a card inner for each of your clips; they should be a little smaller than your main base shape. These will help to stiffen your clips.
To assemble your clips, start by gluing together the shapes you've chosen for the front of your clips.
Then attach a card shape to the back, followed by your jumbo paper clip (if your chosen pattern has a 'right' way up, make sure you attach the clip at the correct angle).
Finally, glue a circle of felt to the back of your clip, or a second layered design if you've chosen to make double-sided clips.
OTHER WAYS TO USE THE TEMPLATES...
The templates are so versatile, you don't just have to use them for planner clips. Why not add to the front of a notebook, turn them into gift tags (add a cardboard backing to write on), make a keyring, or a fridge magnet?
If you've enjoyed this project, don't forget to share your makes with me on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #thehandmadefloristmakes and tag me @thehandmadeflorist.