DIY Bow Clips for your Planner & More!

DIY Planner Bow Clip

Ever since I showed you guys those cute little bow paper clips I made for my Filofaxes, you have been asking me to do a DIY tutorial on how to make them! Well, ask and you shall receive, right? I Actually put together a video with not one, not two, but three DIYs for making paper clip accessories for your planner so that everyone is able to create exactly what they want for their planner.

DIY Bow Making Pattern

This is a low res image, download the full file via the link below!

To go along with this DIY video, I created a special Bow Maker Pattern Printable to act as a template for creating your own bows. I show you how to use this template in the video, but the file itself also has directions as well. Feel free to download this file and make yourself bows to your heart’s content! But remember, this printable is free for personal use only. Commercial use of this file is prohibited, and please, if you want to share the file with friends and family, link them to this post or my YouTube video instead of directly sharing the file!

Three DIYs, you read that right! So, other than the bows, I also show you how to make page clips with chipboard elements as well as how to make clips from printables and any other images or icons you may find! If you can print it or if it’s made from paper, you can turn it into a decorative page clip for your planner!

In the video I use my new 2014 Favorite Things Sticker Set as a template for some clips I made by printing the PDF on heavy printer paper instead of on sticker paper! I love this new Sticker Set of course because it’s filled with some one my favorite images and icons from the year! Think pink peonies, coffee cups, perfume bottles and of course, stripes! You can purchase this set from my shop and use it as stickers or to make your own page clips as well!

So here is the video linked above! This is definitely one of those tutorials that is better explained visually, so if you would like to see the three methods I used to make some lovely embellished paper clips for my planner, check it out! Of course, if this video helped you in any way or gave you some new planner inspiration, please make sure to share it in your social media and tag me @MissTrenchcoat! It would mean the world to me!



This article was first published on Strange & Charmed on December 18th, 2014 and is being reposted as part of my Holiday Prep Hiatus! For the months of November & December I will be recycling some vintage S&C content that you may have missed in order to give myself some extra time to finalize projects and spend time with my family during the holiday season. All reposted content will be marked as such. I hope you enjoy this blast from the past blog post!

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16 comments on DIY Bow Clips for your Planner & More!

  1. Michelle
    December 18, 2014 at 11:04 pm (3 years ago)

    What brand of glue did you use in the tutorial?

    • MissTrenchcoat
      December 19, 2014 at 9:29 am (3 years ago)

      It was an off brand super glue. The unique thing about it was that it had a brush!

  2. lyn
    December 19, 2014 at 10:59 am (3 years ago)

    Thank you for sharing this! I’m gonna have to try this out when I can get some cute paper 🙂

    • MissTrenchcoat
      December 22, 2014 at 9:05 pm (3 years ago)

      You are very welcome! Please tag me in a photo on instagram showing off you bows once you make them! @Misstrenchcoat xx

  3. Laura
    December 24, 2014 at 8:31 pm (3 years ago)

    You are amazing!!! Making them right now. Thank you.

  4. Kanika El
    December 28, 2014 at 11:06 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you for sharing this. This is one of the best tutorial I have watched. Since I have a lot of free time lately, guess what I will be doing? Yup!! bow clips for planner. Love your channel btw.

    • MissTrenchcoat
      December 30, 2014 at 11:18 am (3 years ago)

      You are very welcome Kanika! I am so glad you like the tutorial and I hope you love your bows! xx

  5. michelle
    March 29, 2015 at 1:32 pm (3 years ago)

    where you get this & sign. It lokks so pretty

  6. John Pham
    July 2, 2015 at 3:09 pm (3 years ago)

    my name is Theresa Cao how you mplanner clip bow

  7. NadaBR
    October 7, 2015 at 4:01 am (2 years ago)

    Alexis Alexis Alexis ! You did it one more time. L.O.V.E this post and this video. I wanted bow clips for as long as I knew about them for the first time, but buying them and shipping overseas would have costed me more than their price. I love it and I am currently cutting your bow template already as I was watching your video. I realize this is a bit of an older post but you have been an inspiration just like for ever . Thank you XOXO

  8. Angelica @ Paperback Princess
    December 1, 2015 at 1:29 pm (2 years ago)

    Thanks Alexis for a wonderful tutorial. I love the bows, it came with the Kikki-K Christmas Paper Lovers set which was released recently, but having it as a printable as you’ve made I can use it for ANY paper!

    I really want to make the diamond shaped but I’d like to do it with the metal charms that some people sell on Etsy, yet to find where to buy the charms though.

    Love your channel! Keep up the great work, your such an inspiration!

  9. Amy
    January 5, 2016 at 12:14 pm (2 years ago)

    What an awesome tutorial.. Thank you for the free download. I can’t wait to make my bow clips for my planner!! As soon as I get it done, I will post it and link back to your channel Alexis!! How Awesome!! Thank you so much.. You are so creative.. I love following you and learning new things.. I know this video is an older one.. But it is new to me!! lol.. Happy 2016.. I hope you have a great and productive year!! xoxo

    • Amy
      January 11, 2016 at 3:08 am (2 years ago)

      I made mine!! it’s so cute.. I linked back to your blog and youtube video.. hope that’s ok.. thank you so much for the tutorial.. mine didn’t turn out exactly like your’s because I forgot to scale it when I printed the template out.. but I still love it.. and can’t wait to make more for my happy planner.. you can see it on my blog if you want to check it out.. xoxo.. thanks Alexis!!

  10. Luciana
    August 31, 2016 at 5:43 am (1 year ago)

    Tks!! Xoxo


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