Tuesday, September 18

Paper Clip Shelf Bracket

I need some shelves, lots of them, for the garden center. This morning I found some 1 inch green paper clips. I thought they might work for shelf brackets?


I fiddled with them for a while and came up with these. I made the shelf with a 3/4 inch wide tongue depressor, then stained it with Folk Art maple stain. Who knew that tongue depressors have such a nice wood grain?


Sadly, my favorite Instant Krazy Glue was empty so I had to clamp the brackets to the wood with Tacky Glue. Here is the little shelf finished.


Hope you have a great day!


20 comments:

rocinash said...

Great idea!! Thanks!!

carmen said...

oléeee...!

otterine said...

Cute! Great pop of color, too!

Kim said...

so smart- and it turned out so pretty!

anna said...

perfect idea! :)

Craftland said...

Your ideas are always so wonderful. The shelf is so cute.
Hugs from Craftland

Steinworks said...

I love it :)

Drora's minimundo said...

Wonderful results and a very original idea.
Hugs, Drora

Giac said...

Hi Kathi,
Greatw ork. They look very well done and realistic.
Big hug,
Giac

Fabiola said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing.
Kiss Faby

Marian said...

Thanks.... una idea genial.Besos

Ilona said...

Hi Kathy! Great idea, well done!
Greetings, Ilona

Cote said...

Gracias que gran idea!!
Besitos

Neen said...

How clever! I have been trying to come up with inexpensive shelf brackets......problem solved, thank you! Best, Neen

Neomig said...

Great Idea!
Thanks
Neomi

mcddiss said...

una idea muy buena, los clip y depresores son un buen material para las miniaturas ,la estanteria ha quedado genial


besitos

Mari

Ascension said...

Una gran idea y un fantastico resultado.
Siempre consigues asombrarme, con tu imaginacion.
besitos ascension

Angela said...

Fantastica idea...
Angelina

The grandmommy said...

You are so creative!

Jazzi said...

Love them! Thank you for sharing xx