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Making a Paperclip Charm for a Zipper Pull


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September 19, 2019

Paperclip Charm for a Zipper Pull - charm hanging from zipper pullMy bag's zipper has given up. The handle was broken and I had to think of a remedy to avoid struggles pulling. Then I found a paper clip. A bulb lit in my mind. I pulled out some craft materials that I had available and started my little experiment.

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Supplies:

  • paper clip
  • hot glue
  • liquid glue
  • glitters
  • ribbon
  • 1 small piece of paper
Paperclip Charm for a Zipper Pull - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Place paperclip on a small piece of paper to work on. Or you can use waxed paper to avoid sticking.
  2. Paperclip Charm for a Zipper Pull - place paper clip on a small piece of paper or waxed paper
     
  3. Fill the inner fold of the paperclip with a thin layer of hot glue.
  4. Paperclip Charm for a Zipper Pull - add hot glue to the inner area of the paper clip
     
  5. Apply some liquid glue mixed with glitters. Or you can also use glitter glue.
  6. Paperclip Charm for a Zipper Pull - apply some liquid glue mixed with glitter over the hot glue
     
  7. Add some more glitter accessories. Allow to dry.
  8. Paperclip Charm for a Zipper Pull - add some glitter shapes, here I used stars
     
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  9. Cover the glitter layer with hot glue and let dry.
  10. Paperclip Charm for a Zipper Pull - cover the glitter layer with hot glue and allow to set up
     
  11. Flip to the other side. Remove the paper and cover with liquid glue.
  12. Paperclip Charm for a Zipper Pull - flip over, remover paper and cover with liquid glue
     
  13. Do the same procedure as the first side.
  14. Paperclip Charm for a Zipper Pull - repeat on this side
     
  15. Make a tiny bow out of ribbonettes.
  16. Paperclip Charm for a Zipper Pull - tiny bow
     
  17. Glue onto the paperclip.
  18. Paperclip Charm for a Zipper Pull - finished charm with tiny bow added
     
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  19. Attach clip into the broken zipper.
  20. Paperclip Charm for a Zipper Pull - closeup of finished charm attached to zipper pull
     
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