Happy Administrative Professionals Day to everyone!! 🙂 Most of you already know that I am a Kindergarten teacher, but for those of you that don’t, that little nugget of information may help to explain that while I love to make pretty things and be crafty, I rarely have the time. This year, I was determined to not only remember this ‘special’ day, but to make something for the ladies in my front office, in celebration of Administrative Professionals Day. I decided to make some cute ribbon-embellished jumbo paper clips, along with a cute printable, plus attach a small Starbucks gift card.
I was inspired to make these adorable, ribbon-embellished, jumbo paper clips as my little gift. I figured that they would be a hit, since I had shared some that I had made on the @targetteachers Instagram page awhile ago and many people inquired about them. Fast forward a few weeks to yesterday, when I quickly made a few for the ladies in my front office, and attached them to a cute printable. Again, I shared it on my Instagram page and @targetteachers shared it on their page and BOOM…more inquiries and questions. So, I decided to post a quick tutorial on making these embellished paper clips yourself, along with sharing the free printable! I will just call it the Administrative Professionals Day DIY FREEBIE …Enjoy!
Jumbo Paper Clips (around 4″) I purchased at Target in the Office Supply section, but you can purchase on Amazon too.
Variety of Ribbon strips cut to around 6″-7″
Step 1: First take your strips of ribbon and make a cross-type pattern.
Step 2: Next, take a smaller (1.5″-2″) piece of ribbon and tie around all the criss-crossed ribbons, leaving the ends out.
Step 3: Securely tie to the end of the paper clip and then hot glue to hold.
Voila! You now have an adorable ribbon-embellished jumbo paper clip! Easy and quick to make, these can be the perfect little gift for Administrative Professionals Day, back-to-school gifts for colleagues, teacher appreciation, or really for any occasion. Another idea is to clip the paper clips onto a cute printable when giving as a gift. Click on the picture below to get your FREE Administrative Professionals Day printable!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the tutorial, pictures, and free printable!