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!


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.


  1. 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

  2. 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….

  3. 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! :-)

  4. Nikole H. says

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

  5. 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. :)

  6. 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.

  7. Felicia R says

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

  8. 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!

  9. 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. :)


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