Homemade Chip Clips
We here at the Cheeky household are always on the lookout for last-minute gifts. This year, we’ve pulled together Handmade Kiss Gloss, a dozen tiny tins of Candy Cane Altoids (made fresh in our kitch), and some cuh-razy good Tiger Butter bark. For the neighbors, we’re tying pretty bottles of Whole Foods Italian Cream Sodas to packs of mini poppers to well-wish our people a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. And, today, my lil’ born-artiste Alyssa helped me paint some giant Chip clips to give to family and friends.
We got a little wacky with this chip clips. They were about 3-bucks each at our local JoAnn craft store, and required just a few craft paints, brushes, and a clear spray paint for finishing. If I had my druthers, I’d have also invested in a white paint pen, just because I’d prefer a crisp look to the writing, rather than the blotchy painted look. And I think I’d have grabbed me some light sandpaper to add a bit of rustic lovin’ to the edges of each clip.
Check out how gigantic these suckers are? The perfect size for chip clippin’!
We gently peeled the metal springs off each clip then laid them out with all the needed supplies. We then proceeded to snap a blurry picture. Yay us.
Alyssa wanted to paint her clip snowmanny. I decided to go with the cheekier approach. Of course.
The red clip was painted all red and just said “Eat My Chips” on one side, while each edge of the blue clip was painted a different shade of blue. The front was adorned with “Happy Snacks” and the back got a friendly little chip offering up a “hi.”
There’s something so therapeutic about taking a morning, turning off everything electric, and sitting in a quiet kitchen with paint and brushes, whispering ideas over your art. Whyever am I not a paint blogger? This is where it’s at, people.
Is it too late to retitle my site cheekychipclippainting.com?