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Cute Cardigan Clip

By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

DIY Cardigan Clip

Bring a little bit of retro charm to your wardrobe with this cute little accessory!

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Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

  • Mod Podge Mod Melts Mini (I used “white milk glass.”)
  • Mod Podge Tools Mod Mold (I used “flowers.”)
  • A high temp mini hot glue gun.  (I have a special one I keep only to use with these.)
  • Felt.
  • Lace.
  • Necklace Chain.
  • Darice Jewelry Designer Earring Ear Clips.
  • Needle and thread.
  • 16 or 24 gauge jewelry wire.
  • Needle-nose pliers.
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks.

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To begin, insert a Mod Podge Melt into your glue gun, and heat until melted.  Slowly squeeze it into the mold until it is filled.  Follow the directions on the package for more detailed instructions on their use.  Let cool completely and then unmold.  Make two of whatever mold you’re using.

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I left mine white, but you can also paint them using various paints (I like the way nail polish looks!), or use any of the various colors of Mod Podge Melt sticks to make colored ones.

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Next cut two piece of wire about an inch long.  Bend the middle into a small loop, twist a few times to secure, and then bend the ends in.  This does not have to look neat, it will be completely hidden, we just need a loop of wire to hook the chain onto.

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Take your length of lace and sew a loose running stitch along the top edge so you can gather it.

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Gather the lace into a circle rosette, and sew a few stitches to hold it together before you tie off and clip the thread.  Cut a couple nickel-sized circles of felt.

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Glue the wire twists that you made so the top of the loop is at the very edge of the felt circles.

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Cut a length of necklace chain to whatever length you desire.  My chains were 4-inches long.  Open the loops at the ends of the chain, and attach them to the wire loops you glued to the felt circles.  If your chain links are not split so you can open them, you will have to add some small jump rings to make the  connections.

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Glue your lace rosettes on top of the felt circles.

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Glue your Mod Podge molds on top of the lace rosettes.

DIY Cardigan Clips

Turn your rosettes over and glue the earring clips onto the back.  Be sure to glue the clips so they open facing outwards, opposite of each other, rather than both facing the center.

Cardigan Clips

These pretty clips are a fun accessory to spruce up a plain cardigan, and would make a great gift!

Happy Crafting!

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