Monstera Madness! Custom Paperclip DIY Tutorial

If you're like us and not ready to say goodbye to summer vibes yet, this sweet tropical style tutorial is for you! Or, if you're ready to embrace all this Autumn, feel free to switch up your colors and shape and make a leaf more to you're liking! Either way, we think you'll love this opportunity from Candace at From Pixels, to Quill to jazz up your paperclip game!

From Candace of From Pixels to Quill: I was looking for some fancy paperclips to use for styling with an upcoming baby announcement I'm designing. I knew that I had seen many other fun shapes before, like cats, and cacti, and diamond rings. But after searching around within the usual suspects (Etsy, Amazon, eBay, Google), I couldn't find the monstera leaves I so desperately was seeking anywhere. So, back to Amazon I went to order up some craft wire, determined to make them myself. Here are the steps to creating any shape your heart desires and the supplies you will need!  

If your first one turns out less than perfect, don't be discouraged. While I wouldn't describe my first leaf as a DIY fail, it definitely looked a little wobbly. Try again; you'll get the hang of it! 


1. 18 gauge artistic craft wire (comes in various colors and widths – helpful hint, the lower the gauge, the thicker/stiffer the wire – probably want to stay within 18–24 gauge)

2. Needle nose pliers

3. Wire cutters

4. Printout of monstera leaf (or your chosen shape)

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When Marlayna isn't diving into BaM projects, she's also a wedding photographer, and the photographer at UMBC! When she's not photographing, she loves to kick back and relax with her husband Adam and their two cats Zoe and Annie! And when they're not at home, they love to travel and try new beers, cocktails, and of course, delicious food!
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