11.13.2011

Candy Paper Clips

I'm planning ahead for holiday teacher's gifts...



All you will need for this craft is:
Fimo Soft Molding Material clay (less than $2.00 a brick),
large paper clips, cutting board, knife (non-serrated works best),
a rolling pin or sturdy cup for flattening clay, and a cookie sheet.


Roll out a few portions of the red and white clay until about 1/8 inch thick...




place the white on top of the red flattened piece of clay and
trim with a knife to make a rectangular shape...


roll up the two pieces like a roll cake..



slice off the end to make a clean cut to begin the "candies"...


slice your roll in about 1/4-1/2 inch sections..


Take each piece you just cut off and insert the end of
the paperclip (that you would not clip papers together with)
about half way into the clay...


in a preheated 265 degree oven, bake the clay with clips inserted
for 25 minutes...
allow to cool, then wrap them up!! 



little candle votive holders are super inexpensive
at craft stores and can be dressed up with a bit of
ribbon (I picked these up for .59 cents each)...



how cute! looks like a little jar of candies:)
sweet and functional for a teacher's desk!




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12 comments:

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Well those are just so sweet and special. Thanks so much for sharing with my newbie party.

Jennifer L. Griffin said...

Melodee, your blog is adorable and your projects are so creative! I was just thinking I needed to come up with some good teacher gift ideas...this is too cute! Thanks for the visit and sweet comment.

Nikki @ Saving For A Rainy Day said...

These are so cute!!! I can't wait to do this!

LeAnn ~ My Day In The Making said...

These are adorable! Within my mind I am going through all of the ways I can use them. Fun!

Maria Elena said...

Melodee, this project is so cute! I love it!
I did show it to my daughter and she will be trying it for the holidays. She is always looking for new ideas. Thank you so much for coming by my blog and for your sweet comment. I am your new follower!

Andrea @Oasis Accents said...

Those turned out sooo cute! Makes me want to break out my Sculpey and play. Would love for you to share this at our Sunday's Best party.

http://www.oasisaccents.com/sundays-best-link-party/

Marilyn said...

THIS is A W E S O M E.. Love it.. what a neat idea.. THANKS so much for visiting me, I'm here to follow you back and indulge a bit in your fantastic space.. Lovely blog you have here.. I'm totally loving the season's flare around :)) I would LOVE to have you as a guest if you are open to it for Christmas pweeease.. TY so much again for stopping in.. Wishing you a great start to your week.. ~M

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh that is the cutest idea!! All of your ideas are great!!

Carol

laxsupermom said...

These are so cute! I love how easy they are to make. What a perfect teacher gift! Thanksf or sharing.

I'm hosting my monthly Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays Party and would love for you to drop by and share something you made / did / bought sometime Before Blogging. Can't wait to see what you bring to the party.

The Cantelmo Family said...

That is soooo cute! What a great idea!

Mae said...

Super cute idea!! I used to teach middle school too! Found you on FF. Love your blog!

~mae
www.maemcconnell.blogspot.com
I'm your newest follower :)

Nicole [The Lovely Poppy] said...

what a cute idea!! i'd love for you to stop by www.thelovelypoppy.com and check out the new tutorials and current giveaways. xoxo nicole

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