Anytime I think of “raffia” I think of “Raffi” – that kid’s song guy who sings Baby Beluga. Don’t act like you don’t know that song.
Raffia actually has nothing to do with a middle-aged man strumming a guitar and singing children’s songs, but has everything to do with spools of wrinkled paper ribbon just begging for a makeover. Raffia is kind of sad on it’s own. It’s sad the way cottage cheese is sad until you add some fruit. Raffia just needs a little help. A boost. It needs to be bunched together into a shoe clip – then it instantly become aweseomesauce. When I saw these shoe clips, I knew I could recreate them in no time. So I did…and now I will show you how to do it too.
What you need:
- Raffia (went to The Container Store and got a few spools of brightly color raffia, but you can also pick this up at your craft store).
- small gold beads (picked these up from Michael’s)
- e6000 glue
- 1.5″ wide strip of chipboard
- shoe clips
- small circle cut from gold leather
- Wrap raffia around the chipboard
- Use scissors to cut a small opening in the middle of the chipboard then slide the wrapped raffia on top of the strip, then tie the raffia together as shown, then slide off the chipboard
- Cut the raffia apart
- Pinch the center of the raffia circle
- Cut a small circle of leather and glue it to the center
- Glue the small gold beads to the leather circle