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I like to check out Dollar Tree when their new seasonal items come out. I recently went in to see their new Fall items and found some cute stuff! One of my favorite little items were these little pie shaped clips that I think would make great bookmarks for a cookbook.
Back in the 80s, I used to do a lot of Tole Painting. I still get the bug to pull out my paints and do some decorative painting. This little project was perfect because it was small, quick and still let me practice my comma strokes and side-loading!
Here are the paint colors I used:
If you don't own a million bottles of acrylic paint already, like I do, Dollar Tree has a selection of paints as well. Or, you can order some on Amazon here.
Why I Love These Little Clips
When I use a recipe from a cookbook, I find myself always having to weigh the page open with something so I don't lose the page if the cookbook isn't spiral bound. A little clip like this can really help with that issue. Even if it isn't heavy enough to keep the book open constantly, you can clip the page so it is easy to open again.
This picture shows the clip holding open the printed copy of our new eBook, Jam in 3 Winks! It would be even cuter with our eBook called For the Love of Pie! Combine it with a little pie, the cookbook and the bookmark. Or for the jam book, with a jar of jam and the cookbook! There you go! Christmas gifts complete. Except, you need to paint the bookmark clips. The handmade touch is always great when giving a gift. Besides the pies, Dollar Tree also has trucks full of pumpkins, leaves and pumpkin clips. All of them would be so much fun to paint. For a group activity, you can order them online in bulk, or go find them at your local Dollar Tree.
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!