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DIY Nordic Clips for Holiday Decor

Sometimes, it's the smallest and easiest of crafts that have the biggest impact, and these Nordic clips are big on style without an unnecessarily large time or cost commitment.

What I love most about these clips is how versatile they are - they can be used for hanging holiday cards and ornaments, decorating gift bags, securing gift tags to wrapped presents, or even something as simple as accenting a holiday garland!



I used craft paper and paint to decorate mine, but you can easily go the extra mile by adding glitter, felt or even fabric to create a style that fits with your holiday décor. The pressed stars and clips usually come in packs of 50 from the craft store, and cost less than $2 a bag, making this an inexpensive holiday crafting project. To create these Nordic themed clips, I opted for white, red, black and green supplies, alternating between Nordic themed crafting paper and hand painted designs on my stars.



  • Crafting paper
  • Hot Glue Gun or basic quick dry glue
  • Mod Podge
  • Crafting paint
  • Sponge brush
  • Paint Brush
  • Pressed wood starts
  • Pressed wood clips

Step 1: Paint the pressed wood clips, adding decorative elements where desired. Allow them to dry.

Step 2: Decorate the stars with paint using the paint brush and allow them to dry.

Step 3: Decorate the stars with crafting paper by cutting out the star shapes, and then using Mod Podge and the foam brush to secure the paper in place. Allow them to dry.

Step 4: Once all the pieces are decorated and dry, secure the stars to the clips. You may choose to place a single star atop the clip or you can also layer different sized stars to the clip for added festiveness.

Step 5: Allow the clip to dry for an hour before using them as decorative elements.

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