Saturday, July 14, 2012

Clip It Up Knockoff

It's been a long time. Things have finally started to settle down at work and I can post again... Yay!

Stickers... I am overloaded with stickers. I tend to make everything from scratch, but who can resist when stickers are 40% off at JoAnns/Micheals or 65% at Tuesday Morning?! Not I. Just like all crafters Sale events are my weakness. So what to do with all those dang stickers? I first tried putting them in a three ring binder with sheet protectors and plastic envelopes. This worked well for a while until I evolved into Scrapbooking. Doh! I swear they multiply when I'm sleeping.

Here's a awesome solution that I found on YouTube

From this video I created my own Clip It Up knock off with a couple different tweaks.

The shoe tree can be found at Walmart for about $25 in the laundry area.

After I put it together I bent the wire that holds the shoes outward a little bit. I may or may not cut them off all together but for now they help keep my ink pads from flying off if I do a mad spin. A nice feature is that the Inkssentials Blending Tool fits between the shoe spokes.

 In addition to bending the spokes I added a cardboard circle ~10in diameter to the shoe basket as a base. Plastic plant trays will work as well.

I bought my clips from Ikea for $2.99 (package of 24). They come with an extra wire hanger that I used separately. So essentially you can get 48 little hangers! I'm currently using about 4 packages worth of clips.

Clips on the right.  Wire hangers on the left
 As a side note Walmart also sells a floor to ceiling shoe rack for $48. I believe you can only buy it online. I maybe upgrading soon :) Happy sticker hunting!


(g)ezebel said...

you're like your own store now!

Unknown said...

Omg, I HAVE TO TRULY SAY THANK YOU! I absolutely love this idea. You can't even tell it's for shoes either. Your so ingenious. The real clip it, is so darn expensive. But this idea is fabulous and I truly love it. Thank you again

Unknown said...

Ok I just ordered the exact same shoe tree. Mine has 4 levels and it spins too. I only paid $35.00 for mine, out of a catalog. I can't wait to get it, I feel like a little girl waiting on Christmas morning to open my presents. Lol now I'll just need to buy the clips. They only sale one size however it's really tall. You can also adjust them too. I have to say THANK YOU, once again. This way is so much cheaper,then ordering the real deal. So THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Your blog, is now my favorite one. Please keep posting more knock offs that are cheaper. Thanks again ��

Unknown said...

Side note: the one I just ordered is
12"Dia.x 52"H the price was $39.00
This would have to stand on the floor,way to tall to put on a table. Just wanted to give you the dimensions. It's a 4 tree revolving shoe tree. Paying 6.99 a month via their credit card.

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