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Oh Snap – a review of Pliers & Snaps from KamSnaps.com

Since my package from KAMsnaps.com arrived last week, I’ve been snapping away.  No, not snapping my fingers, but adding snaps to anything and everything I can think of!

I was super excited to actually try my hand at using their plastic snaps and snap pliers because I had so many upcycle projects to tackle!  First on my list was… bibs!  Most of Moreaya’s stash of bibs were Sophia’s when she was a baby so the velcro is quite worn.  I hate to throw them away because first, it’s wasteful and second because there is still plenty of use left in them!  So, replacing the velcro with snaps seemed like the perfect first project to complete with my new pliers!

I ordered the Pliers for Plastic Snaps since my projects would be small in nature {I’m not crafty enough to start my own diaper making business}, snap presses are usually for crafters who are going to be using a lot of snaps.  With my package, I also received 100 plastic KAM snaps in Mixed Colors.  I was a bit lost when I got the package in the mail and saw three different types of plastic pieces, but the directions {along with pictures} on their website made it easy for even me to understand!

The Before

I photographed one bib project from start to finish. This is one of the Wipe-Off bibs that are super nice even now for Sophia. When we’re having a messy dinner, like Spaghetti, it helps save her clothes from being stained red which has been happening lately because the velcro on the bib was completely shot. So, I got to snapping…

The process is really quite simple and is done in 4 easy steps shown to the left. First you use the Awl {that comes in the package I purchased} to make the hole in your fabric where your snap will go.  Second you put the first part of the snap together.  Next, you line up your pliers.  Then… squeeze!

What actually happens is the poky prong in the middle of the snap is mashed flat, holding the snap in place.

You then repeat the same process for the other side of the snap.  It really is VERY easy!

Finished!

I am still perfecting my snapping abilities.  It’s a bit tricky to get your pliers in the dead center of the snap sometimes, especially when you’re doing this either late at night or in the middle of trying to entertain two little girls, but I’m getting a better feel for it.

If you’re new to using plastic snaps and pliers, KAMsnaps.com has a great Getting Started section as well as Tutorials to help you learn!

I’ve got many more snap projects in the works, using my KAMsnaps, and I’ll show them to you as I complete them!  Next up is Un-Paper Towels!

Buy It:  You can purchase the same set that I did… a set of Pliers and 100 Plastic KAMsnaps for $30.95 on the KAMsnaps.com website.  They offer Free Shipping on US orders $28+ and Canadian orders of $35+!



*I paid for my purchase from KAMsnaps but will be reimbursed after this review is live.

Comments

  1. Lara Molettiere says:

    I would use the GC toward some size 20 short pronged matte finish snaps :)
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  2. I want to try making my own cloth diapers!

  3. I would buy the variety pack to add snaps to all sorts of things for my special needs classroom.

  4. you should make some mama cloth or some unpaper towels with your snaps

  5. Use the snaps to make a purse or organizer.
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  6. I’d get the same set and replace the velcro on my cloth diapers with snaps. Plus I love the idea of putting snaps on bibs since my son can just pull the velcro bibs right off his neck.
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  7. Kate Barnt says:

    I used some snaps to close up a low cut dress in the front.

  8. Kate Barnt says:

    I would get the random colored snaps.

  9. Another thing you could try snapping would be your prefolds or making pacifier clips.
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  10. I have a snap pliers so I would get extra snaps in some great colors!
    I like the tutorial for putting snaps on prefolds. Might have to try that!
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  11. Journeysof TheZoo says:
  12. Anna Cooper says:

    I could put it on unpaper towels so they could snap together on the roll

  13. Anna Cooper says:

    I would get the pilers with snaps package. I really need one so I can put snaps on a few diapers and other things around my house

  14. Amanda Alvarado says:

    How about a fitted CD?? You can probably find the materials around your house (old tshirts, burp cloths, etc) and a free pattern online….

  15. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I would get the pliers. I’ve never tried snaps since I’m more of an aplix/hook & loop type of girl! :-)

  16. Nikole H. says:

    How about some Un-paper towels! ngiraldi at gmail dot com

  17. Nikole H. says:

    I would use it towards the Pliers + 1000 Plastic KAM Snaps Mega Bundle! ngiraldi at gmail dot com

  18. Rebecca T says:

    This is a fun giveaway! I’m planning on getting snap pliers and snaps to turn some old wool sweaters into diaper covers for my hope chest. :)

  19. Anne PErry says:

    you could make reuseable snack/sandwich bags

  20. Anne PErry says:

    I’d use the gc for Bamboo Viscose Diaper Inserts/Doublers

  21. I guess I’ll never use a safety pin again

  22. Would like to try.

  23. Nichol Bey says:

    i would use the gc on some new snap colors!

  24. use them for unpaper towels

  25. I would use it toward a snap press.

  26. Lindsay C. says:

    You could add a snap to your dishtowels to help them stay on the oven handle. Mine always are falling off there & if they were snapped they would stay put.

  27. Lindsay C. says:

    I would use these on everything! Especially on my diaper covers.

  28. Felicia R says:

    You could get fabric and snap curtains for the kid’s rooms!

  29. Felicia R says:

    I would love to try to make my own diaper covers, I would use the GC toward snaps for diaper covers!

  30. Melissa H. says:

    You could replace some aplix with snaps on diapers if you wanted to! :)

  31. Melissa H. says:

    I’d use it on the Pliers + 100 plastic snaps!

  32. Amanda N. says:

    You can add snaps to hand-towels to keep them from falling off the rod!

  33. Amanda N. says:

    I’d use it on some 500pcs Random Colored Plastic Snaps sets.

  34. Maybe you could try making a PUL diaper cover?

  35. I would also get the set you did!

  36. I would get more snaps. =)

  37. Rebecca M. says:

    I would get the same set you did! I am now dreaming of all the crafty things I could make! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  38. Kelly S. says:

    I would get the same set you did. I’ve been interested in trying this for a while.

  39. don’t enter me b/c I actually HAVE this set… but I am TERRIBLE with snaps. I need to just practice on a scrap of fabric and be willing to have a lot of mess ups! :)
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  40. Eleanor Mulford says:

    You could make unpaper towels that snap & roll together

  41. Eleanor Mulford says:

    I’d use the GC to buy the kit so I can fix some broken snaps on a few diapers.

  42. Beth Warren
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  43. Beth Warren
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    Snap and pliers set!

  44. tosha p says:

    Other than making diapers, i need to make some puppy diapers to.

  45. tosha p says:

    I want the Snaps and Pliers!!!!!

  46. Mary Michaud says:

    You can use it to make detachable flowers for headbands, purses, or whatnot so you can always change the color and style. :)

  47. Mary Michaud says:

    I would get the same set! Been wanting snap pliers for a while.

  48. Jenny Wisdom says:

    You can also try making the pacifier clip http://www.kamsnaps.com/How-to-Make-a-Pacifier-Holder-Clip-44.html

  49. Jenny Wisdom says:

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