DIY Baby Binki Clips

 

Binki Clip
Binki Clip

My youngest child Delsi loved her binkie. She was amazingly talented with that thing too.  She could twirl it with her tongue and flip it over, much to the entertainment of her siblings.  

When she was getting onto about 3 years old, I decided she was getting a bit old for it. So we did the whole routine of throwing it away together, and I hoped that would take care it it.

I put her down for a nap andstarted about my housework.  Not long into my cleaning, my neighbor called and told me to come outside the back way and to the circle in front of my house.  When I    came around the front, there were probably 6 or 8 of the neighbors laughing hysterically and pointing to the window of our home.

Delsi’s bed happened to bump up against the outside wall of the house which faced into the cul-de-sac.  My little girl was standing in the window and with the saddest most pitiful voice was saying   over and over, “Come back binkie, I miss you, come back”.  

The moral to my story is twofold:     

1- Make binkie clips so they are never separated from your kids mouth     

2- Take the binkie away before they can talk.


Make It Yourself Binkie Clips

A lost binkie can cause weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth, along with turmoil for the entire household.   Here is a perfect way to keep track of those little gems.

Supplies:

  • Dritz Suspender/Mitten Clips – I used 1″
  • Dritz Snap Fasteners – I used 3/4″
  • Dritze Decorative Snap Fastener Tools – contains socket and pad
  •  12-14 inches of 1″ wide ribbon of your choice for one side
  • 12-14 inches of 1″ wide ribbon of your choice for other side
  • Liquid Stitch Fabric Glue or hot glue   *Liquid Stitch works very well and does not leave the ribbon stiff. Recommended to use for ALL ribbons
  • Board of some sort to hammer on to protect your surface.

 Matches to singe the edge/ thread and needle to stitch up the endBinki Clip 1

Binki Clip 2


Measure the ribbons the same length, 12-14 inches longBinki Clip 3Follow package instructions carefully. On the cutting board lay the pad, then the bottom snap.Binki Clip 4Lay one piece of ribbon, face down, onto the snap.  Push down into prongs using the rubber end of a pencil.Binki Clip 5


Place the other piece of snap on top, making sure to position it in the center and correctly. Again, see package directions.Binki Clip 6Place the socket on top of the snap and hammer. You can also put a thread spool on top of the snap if desired.Binki Clip 6Tap firmly and squarely with a mallet several times.Binki Clip 7Check to see that all the prongs were pushed into the snap and it is securely attached.Binki Clip 8Repeat with the other snap, allowing 3 – 3 1/3 ” between snaps to provide enough room for wider binkie rings.

Again follow package directions, applying snaps correctly so they will hook together when finished.Binki Clip 9You can see from the above picture this ribbon will fray. Optional: Singe the ends with a lit match and barely burn the edge to seal it.

IF both pieces of ribbon are lightweight and the same, seal together as one piece.Binki Clip 10


To attach the two pieces of ribbon wrong sides together, you can use a hot glue gun or fabric glue.

Particularly when using the thinner ribbon, use the Liquid Stitch Glue. It will not add the bulk hot glue will. Again, this will work very well with all types of ribbon. so there won’t be the bulk of the hot glueBinki Clip 11Also, recommended to take a few stitches to hold the thick ribbons together.  After use they may begin to come apart.Binki Clip 12At the end without the snaps, slip the suspender/mitten clip over one endBinki Clip 13Attach the end over the clip to hold. Do this with glue or with a few stitches with a thread and needle, which is recommended so the ribbons do not begin to separate and come apart after several uses.Binki Clip 14


To use, attach the clip to the baby’s clothing, while the binkie ring is secured by a loop made by the snaps.

You can easily and inexpensively make binkie clips for boys and girls. Ribbons are so varied and decorative, they make useful and much appreciated baby gifts.Binki Clip 15Baby Binkie Clips

Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.




Comments

  1. Carrie,

    I could have surely used these when my kids were small. You are so creative. You amaze me each time I see all that you can do. A lady with many talents.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Diane Roark
    I pinned it.

  2. Oh man! I wish I had seen this when my daughter was still using her pacifier. These are darling!

  3. Great tutorial, thanks for sharing! I meant to make some of these with my first, but he’s now a toddler so the timing is long gone. We used them to hold toys instead of binkies though :)

  4. That story is hilarious and reminds me I need to start thinking about taking my youngest paci soon. I loves these clips, so cute! Thanks for sharing with the Mommy Brain Mixer. I hope to see you again this week.

  5. lol @ Delsi…you have the funniest stories!! I agree, you’ve got to take them away early. I threw away my son’s binkie when he turned one. I remember buying him a binkie clip to keep him from losing it when he was still a baby. Your’s are much more adorable than the store bought ones!!

    • Oh, thank you, I think she is too. You are lucky, because it’s a chore to find the silly thing if you don’t have the binki clip – which is why you want them IF your cutie does need one.

  6. Carrie, truly great idea and wish I would have had a few of these back when my girls were younger during this stage. But will be passing onto to friends and family with little ones now still. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. We luckily don’t use binkys anymore, but I sure would have loved to make these when we did! They look so cute and you can make many to have one in each bag, room, etc. Love that you can get really creative with this idea too!

    • I’m so glad you like them Katrin. We had a great time making them for the grandkids and I wish I’d had them for my kids. I made them up for gifts for new moms and they were so fun to make in different ribbons and styles.

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