In order for me to satisfy his need and not have him attached to my boob 24/7 (which, while wonderful for bonding, is not wonderful for trying to manage a household and a four year old.) we have many, many pluggies. I was incredibly annoyed with how easily they became misplaced, dirty, in the dog's mouth, in the cat's paws, in my pocket, bottom of the diaper bag, under his bum in the car seat, etc. and decided to look into the whole "pacifier clip" phenomenon. Holy Cow, those durn things are expensive! Well, the ones that aren't made out of plastic are, anyway.
In a fit of exasperation while walking around walmart at 2 AM, I decided I was going to make my own. Now you can, too! Materials total came to <$15 after tax for four (4) paci holders. Compared to $6-$10 a pop otherwise, I don't think that's too shabby.
On to the fun part!
Your materials are as follows:
Now separate the pieces of velcro and apply a medium-thin line of glue to the back (non furry or non-scratchy) side of each piece. You're going to want to leave a bit of space at each end to avoid oozing.
With the glued edges of your ribbon still facing up, apply your velcro. At the end, leave just a fraction of ribbon ahead of your velcro, but make sure whichever piece you put at the end covers the glued edge. About 3/4" away from the inside end of that piece of velcro, put your other piece. You want it to be able to accommodate all ring pacifiers, some of which can have a ring with a 1/2" width.
Now, once I had glued down my first pieces of velcro, I realized that I really didn't like how long my pieces were, so I trimmed them. The three to the left are the final length, with the one on the right showing how much I removed. Once I trimmed the rest of my velcro, I repeated the process from holder #1.
Once all of the velcro pieces are glued down, you can call it a day. The entire project at this point needs approximately 24 hours to cure and dry completely. Remember, the E-6000 is still considered toxic until fully dry. Please make sure your project is put someplace out of the reach of naughty paws and sticky fingers!
24 hours later, we have the finished product, still facing back-side up. At this point, slide your ribbon through the ring on the pacifier, fold over, and secure. Then secure the clip to your babe's clothing or seat.
Here you see Bug wearing his. And Smelly Cat. Smelly Cat,
however, does not get a pacifier clip, despite his fondness for playing with the pluggies. ;P
Bug really putting my hard work to good use. Yay, no more lost pluggies! Happy Baby, Happy Mama, Happy World. :)
Total cost of project: $12.25 after tax, which breaks down to $3.06 each. Total time needed: 24 hours including drying time. Total amount of Awesomeness: Inestimable. :)