My family and I are taking a trip soon. I am definitely looking forward to getting away with my family. It will be so nice! Often on those long car rides, it's nice to have some snacks on hand to munch on when it's just not easy to stop off at a restaurant going down the Interstate. To keep the chips or other car trip treats fresh, I like to place a chip clip on the bag. It prevents spills and keeps everything contained nicely.
I know that I can purchase chip clips inexpensively at various discount stores. I also realize that during the summer months, like we are in now, I can usually pick up a couple of chip clips for free at various vendor booths during the 4-H Fair and various local festivals. I have been known to do that because they are usually decent quality and they are free after all, but when I want something especially pretty or customized for the colors in my kitchen I will just make my own!
I have made a LOT of chip clips through the years. They are so easy to make and fun to come up with different colors and patterns. It also is a great way to use up designer paper scraps that are just lying around. You can make these with kids at Vacation Bible School, Sunday School, Children's Church, youth group, or just with your own family or friends. By adding a magnetic strip to the back, they become very useful note holders that stick to the side of the fridge. These are great for hanging on to important papers. Add a sticky note pad to the clip and it becomes an instant magnetic note holder.
You can see some of the chip clips I have created before HERE. I am sharing a YouTube video with you now that shows you step-by-step directions on creating your very own customized chip clip. Please leave me a comment below and let me know what you use your chip clips for!