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Sunday, September 28, 2014

DIY Football Chip Clips

We stepped up our tailgating a little bit this year (more on that in another post) and I decided to make festive chip clips from clothespins. This is the easiest DIY ever and you could customize these clothespins so many different ways with team colors or let kids decorate them. I decided to stick with the classic football.

Materials for Football Chip Clips
- wood clothespins
- craft paint
- white paint pen

Paint as many wood clothespins as you want. Mine came in a cheap pack at Walmart and I did 10 of them. I was able to paint 3 sides, let those dry and then paint the 4th side and the inside of the "V" part. Then I painted the football seams with a white paint pen doing one side, letting it dry and then doing the other side.

We used these of course as clips for bags of chips, pretzels, etc. but we also used them for hanging up a banner and for clipping a cable up to the one of the tailgate tents so it wasn't running across the ground. So many uses!

Another great football/tailgating DIY is the team burlap banner. Check out how to make one here.

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