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« on: August 03, 2004 07:36:18 PM »

I needed to make some labels for the dessert buffet for my wedding so here's how I solved my dilemma:

I bought:
very tiny dowel rod ($1)
8 alligator clips ($2)
1 length of fancy molding (for doors, etc.) ($6)
wood glue ($2)

Then, I simply cut up the molding into approx. 3 inch lenths and cut the dowel into all different lengths. Then, I glued and clamped the alligator clips on the lenths of dowel and allowed to dry. Next, I drilled small holes through the centers of each length of molding. When the glue was dry on the clips/dowels, I glued the dowel into the hole I had drilled in the molding. You could also do this by just taking a neat looking length of branch or other misc. sturdy, flat item. It took about an hour to make 8 and was SUPER cheap (I had lots of leftover supplies). You could make these for gifts, decorate your cubicle, so many uses.


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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2004 03:21:11 AM »

Oooh! Those little memo clippy things go for soo much money over here in the UK. I always wondered how I could make them at home! Thanks for posting this!

« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2005 02:53:43 AM »

This is brilliant! Must remember this idea for own wedding.  Grin

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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2005 04:45:28 AM »

That's a great idea! Very nice execution, too Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2005 06:11:15 PM »

What a beautiful idea.  My fiance and I are getting married in March.  I'll have to definitely remember this.  I wonder if using wooden rosettes instead of trim would be weight it enough?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2005 06:45:09 PM »

I'm pretty sure that would work too.

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