Thursday, December 10, 2009

Binder Clips Picture Holders

Do you ever print out pictures and you don't know what to do with them? There aren't enough to scrapbook and you really don't want to frame them but you do want to display them. Here is a super EASY and inexpensive way to display your pictures. I happened to do them for Christmas, but you could do this for any season.


Start with a large binder clip, I used three because I have three boys

Cut paper out at 2" x 1 1/8". I made a back for all of them, but it really isn't necessary. **This is a great project for all of those scraps you just don't know what to do it!

I stamped white cardstock with snowflakes. I'm keeping with a green/red theme because that's what Christmas I have, but navy blue and silver accents would look so cute with these
snowflakes! I also inked the edged with red ink.

I then put glitter glue on one snowflake. I chose the red one, so it would really stand out. You can do this to all of them, I just wanted one to stand out. I didn't do this to the back, just the front.

Here are my three that I did. I just stamped randomly, but luckily the red snowflakes happened to be on opposite sides and on in the middle.

A closer look at the glitter glue, the color is just clear.

I then put some little brads on the paper and glued the paper to the binder clip, usually a tape runner.
**I put the glitter glue on and then put the brads on and then glued it to the clip. Because of that, I stuck my finger in the snowflake and smeared it, having to do another one. So I would first put the brads on, then glue onto binder clip, THEN put on the glitter glue and wait to dry.

Here are the clips on my piano displaying the Santa pictures, too bad Santa doesn't have a beard... oh well.

This project from start to finish took about 10 minutes. I thought about putting some cute ribbon around the whole thing but decided against it because it was just too much. I like simple!


The Merkleys said...

very cute idea!

The Fischer Family said...

These are so cute! I have a lot of old Christmas paper I could use! Very cute Christmas present, especially for grandparents or parents who work! Make a set for their desk! Thanks for the inspiration!

Pat Newton said...

You are having a lot of fun and coming up with some neat ideas!!! How big are the clips?

Michelle said...

very cute idea..Thanks

Connie said...

I just popped over from Sister Stuff and am very impressed with your paper clip picture holders. I also took the liberty of checking out the rest of your projects and am very impressed. Keep the ideas coming.

Ally said...

I love this! Its so cute!

Tiffany said...

This is such a great thing! I love that you showed us how, because if I would have tried to do that on my own, no way it would have been that cute!

Hopeful Housewife said...

Very cute idea!!!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Now that is super cute too.


Its So Very Cheri said...

You've been featured.


Mandy Coffey said...

I love this! I'll be featuring it on my blog Dec 1st! Stop by!