Saturday, April 30, 2011

Mini Picture Holders

Ever wonder what the perfect gift is for you mom on Mother's Day, or what to do with all those leftover scraps of paper and embellishments?

Here is a wonderful idea for you.  I was looking through one of my old scrap mags and came across this great little idea. It fit right along with the Dots and Stripes Challenge over at Frosted Designs and also for the Ribbon/Trim challenge at Clear it Out.

All of these papers, ribbon, and flowers are from the May Kit from The Paper Trail (link below)

Using binder clips (like you find in the office supply stores) adhere strips of paper, ribbon, yard, bling, and stickers to make a fun little picture holder.

You take a strip of paper that is the width of the binder clip, and tuck it under the front edge, then trim the back side so it fit under the back edge.  Adhere with glue dots of your adhesive runner.  For this picture holder, I took some wonderful ribbon and tied it to side of the clip and then frayed the ends for a fun look.

In this holder I took a tag and trimmed it to fit the clip, I placed a gem in the hole that was left from the tag.

This holder was made from a sticker tag leftover from one the the sticker sheets in the May Trail Makers Kit, then tied 2 different matching colored yarn bits to it.

The beauty of the binder clip is that it has a flat base to when you clip the picture into the holder it stand upright.  You can place you holder on the side of the picture or in the middle, where ever you want it to go!!

I did 2 different sizes, but there are even bigger binder clips that you could make a holder for.  There are also lots of colors the clips come it, white, black, green, red, etc so that adds to the fun.

Challenges entered: - end 6/1x - end 5/8x - end 5/12x - end 5/7x - end 5/11x - end 5/13x - end 5/7x - end 5/7x


Erin R.


  1. Loved when I seen it posted at Frosted Designs- these are such a great way to use so many supplies we tend to "save".
    Thanks for the inspiration- your little one is adorable.
    blessings to you, Dawn ll

  2. These clips are adorable! I love all the fibers on there. SO fun!

  3. Fabulous clips thanks for joining us at SFC good luck in the draw x

  4. What a fantastic idea, I love it!! Love finding these different ideas for teachers christmas presents!! TFS!! Thanks for joining us at PCJ!! Look forward to seeing your next creation!! Hugs xx

  5. Great!!! Such cute Picture Holders--wonderful project. Your hard work on the Metal Challenge really shows! Wonderful of you to join us at Simply Create.

    Simply Create Design Team

  6. What a lovely idea! They are looking greate! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  7. These are a very fun idea! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

  8. Fun idea! love what you done with them! Thank you for playing with us at BTC&G and good luck! X

  9. Lovely idea, they are great! Thanks for taking part in the SFC xx

  10. What a great idea!! I can never have enough picture holders!! Thank you for joinning us at PCJ

  11. Those are great!! Thanks for sharing and for visiting at Scrap it Forward!!

  12. Wow~ this is terrific! What a special design.
    Thanks for joining us at FTC and SC this time. ~hugs~darling Ho~


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