26 October 2020

Gift Clips

I hope ya'll are doing well today!

You may have seen these mesh sacks before. They are bags used as packaging for garlic, onions, and lemons. Not wanting to throw them away, I turned them from blah to TADA!

I made them into gift clips...TADA!

Let me show you how:

I cut off the ends where they were pinched together.

I folded the mesh in half.

Then I cut them into two.

I stacked them together.

Next, I gathered the mesh at the center and sewed it in place. After a few stitches, I made a tight knot to keep the thread from unraveling.

I fluffed up the ends to make it look like a flower in bloom.

I painted some wooden clothespins (paint it in any color you want or don't paint them at all).

Then I attached the mesh flower to the clothespin with hot glue and let it dry for a few minutes.

Then I added some color in the form of pompoms (also attached with hot glue).

You can also stick on some small toys.

Or buttons.

Or a crochet heart.

Even wooden beads!

Today, we recycled some mesh, rescued some odds and ends, and made charming gift clips that instantly transform a brown paper package from blah to TADA!

And I hope that whoever receives these gifts will keep recycling the gift clips in the future.


  1. These are so fun, I have been making bows from my mesh vegetable bags. I will have to try these out as well. Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. I would have never looked at a plastic net produce bag and think "gift clip." You have such a good imagination!

    1. Thank you Priscilla! Trying to recycle as much as I can ;)


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