Saturday, May 01, 2010

diy: quick cardigan clips


After watching too much Glee (hah, as if you can watch too much Glee), and admiring everything Emma Pillsbury wears, I've come to the ever so important realisation that I, too, need some cute sweater/cardigan clips. So I take out a couple of clip on earrings which I thrifted many moons ago, and with a bit of chain, I made this cardigan clip within a matter of minutes! The orange clips remind me of M&M's, so I refer to them as my M&M cardigan clips.

You could buy some plain clips from a craft shop and attach it to a couple of pretty buttons or pendants instead, for something more interesting. There's some other tutorials out there too. Bring back the cardigan clips, I say! Emma would be proud.

38 comments:

Ms. Chyme said...

Yay! I'l try that too...

CCWai said...

Awww.... That's such a cute thing to wear with cardigans.

Zmaga said...

Pretty colors :)

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miss lucille said...

oh, oh, oh! i love them! gotta get [make] me some!

christine ◘ tie me a bow said...

awww such a cuuuute way to dress up your cardigan! Thanks for the lovely tutorial anna! : )

I also love the photo styling! I love making "taping photos" to my blog too!! :D

Hope you have a beautiful weekend!!

Ulrika said...

That´s a cute idea, must try it!xxx

{ Thy Lady } said...

Gorgeous idea! love it :)

Starr Crow said...

i'm so obsessed with her wardrobe too! everything she wears is perfect and in the very best retro colors. Never would have thought to do something like this. excellent DIY Anna!

Now I just need to make little crochet doily's to go underneath for a DIY version of this cardigan.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdfoto/4039950148/in/set-72157622015030055/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdfoto/4039198891/in/set-72157622015030055/

Also, I was too busy this past week to get over to tell you how much I loved your comment about the Jezebel post. Glad that's behind us and glad to have found you. :)

twirlingbetty said...

Absolutely love these. That colour...sigh.

meggasus said...

What a clever idea!! My friends at school recently made me watch Glee with them and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it! I love emma!

Amy Alexandra said...

You clever little lady you! I've wanted a sweater guard for ages, but can never find the right one or they are outrageously expensive. I love this project. I might even try it with a string of plastic pearls instead of chain.

Emily said...

Anna, you creative little gal you! Your DIY cardigan clips are absolutely adorable :)

Just this past Wednesday I found two vintage cardigan clips for $1.99 apiece while I was out thrifting. Now after viewing your post, I'm eager to make a few :)

emma wallace said...

How clever are you?! I love the look! They do look just like orange m&ms!

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Mademoiselle Deva said...

It looks very very nice!

ashley said...

so crafty! i heart glee!!

Electro Geisha said...

awwww these are so cute! love them :)and i am totally in love with the color of your cardigan. yay for green!

daisychain said...

Ohhh I have some clip on earrings that I wasn't sure what to do with...now I know!

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ana b. said...

Awww cute! Although I must confess, I bought a jacket from Valley Girl that had a chain like this and I just yanked it off. Now I wonder if I shoulda kept it since yours is super cute.

Matilda said...

It looks so chic! ^^

The Lil Bee said...

Amazing.

Christy said...

that's so cool. I never thought of doing that.

I'll have to try that. I really like DIY


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katrina said...

fantastic -- now i can put my clip-on earrings to more good use. :) thanks for sharing this, Anna. yours turned out adorable.

Alita Claudia Raisa said...

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sarahtay said...

these m&m cardigan clips are too cute! while you're diy-ing all these add-ons for your cardigan, i'm diy-ing my very own skirt! ;)

katrina said...

PS

Your photo-layout is adorable, Anna!

Lisa Grace said...

This is so cute and clever!

beingdena said...

super cute x

Mo said...

oooooooo im such a fan as well !! this looks lovely !

Diana said...

so clever! I love it.

handmade romance said...

fantastic, sweet idea! now i feel like mm's ; )

Rebecca said...

Oh, so adorable! Now you have sweater clips. Yaaay!! :)

Missa said...

So clever Anna! I love the color combination of the orange with the green and how the clips echo the polka dots on your blouse :)

Lia said...

that's a brilliant idea :D

shelovesyou. said...

Completely adorable. :')

Moi Una said...

interesting..
i'll try it, but how to make a hole in the earring?

thanks!
love,
una

Sparen Tipps said...

Nice Blog

meet.make.laugh. said...

So cute! Great quick project. Going to have to try!

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