Thursday, November 16, 2006

Tiny clips for ribbon from Cropper Hopper


Ok gals help me out here.....
Where have I seen these kinds of shaped clips before and tossed them out???? On socks? when you buy a new pair??? LOOKS SO FAMILIAR... and bravo for Cropper Hopper for making something that will hold down the ribbon ends! Yeah!!
Rock

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, Rock! I haven't seen this exact doodad but it looks very similar to the little clips that the dry cleaners use to hold sleeves in place. Theirs are clear plastic with little teeth, and I think they would work really well for the ribbon. Looks like a floss holder that the ribbon is on?? The hangers that socks come on are a bit bigger than what is shown but are usually black and a bit bigger.
Hope that helps...
-Lynne in MD

Anonymous said...

Evenin' Rock - I believe you are correct about the sock hangers. They are a bit bigger than what this one appears to be but bascially the same thing.
Amy in MI

Anonymous said...

They are on button cards for buttons with shanks and they are also sold in hardware section and used to prevent a part from slipping out of an opening.
Geri

Christina C. said...

They look similar to the clips that sometimes come on new, folded dress shirts. The sock thing you are thinking about would be much bigger, but the shirt clips would be perfect for this purpose.

Scrapbook companies have been doing a lot of the re-purposing thing now-a-days. Remember the 'Buttoneer' from the '70's? It's now out as a scrapping tool!

Anonymous said...

I just recently bought some at my local SBS. I believe they are by Cropper Hopper and are ribbon holders.

Anonymous said...

These little clips come on a majority of new clothing before they process them to be taken to a retail sales floor. To hold the item in a shape that will help keep out wrinkles, etc... if you go to your local Walmart or clothing store and make an inquiry, I wouldn't doubt if they would put a little jar to collect them for you while they are processing the clothes for you.
Just a thought. I used to help process clothing and we had these all the time everywhere. You can also see them in some lingerie areas helping the bras stay on the hangers, etc...

Dawn said...

I am gonna say on shirts too Rock! Mens dress type usually. What an idea! My hubby will have to soon wear dress shirt to work, so that means shopping and free for me plastic clips for holding ribbon ends, LOL!

Dawn

cgssis said...

They also look like the clips that come on fabric bolts. As I work at Jo-Ann, I've seen lots of them, usually on the floor LOL.

Anonymous said...

Up late here doing some packing for a crop tomorrow! I'm excited, have page kits ready!! Been to the store and bought new things!
I know what those clips are used for- they keep collars stand-up nice and neat on dress shirts that you buy. Cindy:-)B<

Spongemom Scrappants said...

I was thinking too big... it looks like the little clips that used to come with electric curlers to me. I guess if you had a big old wad of ribbon then you could re-purpose my little gizmo!

Vicki said...

My first thought was the hanger for socks as well. I have seen way to many of those jewels. I wish I would have kept them like I do medicine bottles!!! Ya just never know what will come in handy!!

savememories@yahoo.com said...

I think these look like the clips that hold a bra onto its hanger in the store.