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July 24, 2006

creative organizing project

In the perfect world ... this project would have posted while I was away. In the imperfect world where I live ... it had to wait until I got back home.

This project is just a little something fun I did before I left on my trip. It was one of those super quick and easy projects (my favorite kind) and it was a little diversion from all the preparation involved in getting ready to be out of town for a week. As I was getting ready I was decluttering a bit and came across this magnetic clip.

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My first inclination was to throw it away because it didn't meet the criteria. I didn't love it. I didn't use it. I didn't need it

But then I thought ... why not alter it? Then I'll love it because it'll be cute. And then I can use it for hanging the weekly menu plan on the fridge. Suddenly, I needed this clip and couldn't figure out how I had lived without it for so long. ;)

So here's my new clip.

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More fun, isn't it? To make this little beauty, all you need is a clip (yes ... this could be the hard part) and then simply use mod podge, a sanding block and rub ons --- just like the clipboard project only smaller. Very simple. Very quick. Very fun.

So if you dont have a clip ... maybe you can't play along this week. Or can you? What can you save from the trash can or recyle bin by altering with some cardstock, mod podge and a little imagination? Hmmm ... I hear the wheels in your head turning .... I can't wait to see what you come up with!!

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Jessica

fabulous idea!

missy s

great idea! i love that!!

Natalie

Super cute idea!!! I have lots of non-clip like magnets and that would be cute to alter and use rub-ons for other things too like school papers or appointment reminder postcards or....

Deneen

Way too cute. Now I just have to find a clip and some time LOL. I just started working full time last week after being a SAHM for the past 15 years so quite the ajustment going on around here. But I will see what I can come up with this week end.

Peg Graham

You amaze me!!!!!

Jeanette

I love it. I think I have a few laying around at home in our junk drawer. A good reason to clean out the junk drawer!!

renee

ooh! ooh! they have similar clips at the Container Store! Perfect for altering. Thanks! :)

r.

kristi

they have clips similar to this in the dollar spot at target! they are fruity - patterned - some great bright colors. yay!

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