Binder Clip Photo Holders and Giveaway

Posted By:  Stephanie

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Back to the Binder Clip Photo Holders:


I love when I get a few minutes to put a quick craft together.  On this rare day (yesterday) Little Lou took about a 45 minute nap which she is doing less of lately so I was able to get to work in my craft room and make binder clip photo holders.  Fun thing about this is that if you have a need for a cute binder clip you can always take the photos out and use them to hold your papers with style.


How I made my binder clip photo holders:


First I measured the clip.



I happened to have three large clips to work with.  I would have loved to have jumbo clips but this is what was at our Dollar Tree, so I went with it.  Once I measured the size of the clip where I wanted the paper I cut two pieces for each clip, one for each side.


Next I got out the handy, dandy Mod Podge and a small paint brush.

*Side note - Once I finished this project I cleaned everything up and the paint brush is missing.  Like NOWHERE to be seen which is weird because my craft room is very clean and organized.  I don't get it.*


Paint a layer of Mod Podge onto the clip to use as adhesive for the paper.


Place the paper on the clip.  I followed the same steps and put the paper on both sides before continuing.


Paint a layer of Mod Podge on the top of the paper on both sides to seal it.


Here are my three clips once I finished all of them.  I let them dry for a few minutes before I put them to use.


See the picture on the right side?  That is Kristi (left) and I (right) when she was 7 and I was 5.  I just love this picture because we're wearing the bows our mom used to make us.  Memories, memories.


Speaking of memories, every time I think of Halloween after the year our little sister Samantha was a witch I always think of her in this costume that our mom made.  She was the CUTEST friendly witch of all time.  I wish my mom still had this costume so that Little Lou could wear it next year, I'll have to ask her but I think it's long gone.


I loved having pictures in my craft room while I was testing out my new photo holders so I decided to keep them in there for now along with Lou's canvas painting that she made featured in this weeks Toddler Tuesday.  I'll have to give it up when her big girl room is done but she may have to make me a replacement.



I am guest posting today over at Nap Time Is My Time, you should go over there and check out Emily's blog, she has a lot of great posts and some fun linky parties too.




Nap Time is My Time


Have a great day!

26 comments:

  1. Genius!!! I am your newest follower from BSN. Keep up the good work, I like creative things too.
    sciencesosexy.blogspot.com
    creationsesmeralda.blogspot.com

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  2. Thank you! I'm going to head on over and check out your blogs now. I hope you're having a great Thursday!

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  3. You guys are just too cute!! Thanks for stopping by our blog! We are following you back!
    Brooke from babblingsandmore.blogspot.com

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  4. = ) Thank you Brooke, you are sweet! Have a great day!

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  5. Brilliant! Love it! Hi! I am a new follower who found you through the Thursday Friends Cafe Blog Hop. I hope you will swing by Horseshoes and say Hi along with a follow-back.

    http://www.cdnhorseshoes.com/

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  6. Thank you Tania! I'm going to go check out your blog now.

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  7. Such a simple idea, but so cute! Easy DIY to spruce up the office desk :)

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  8. I love this. What a fun idea. Thanks so much for following the Life of the Party. I'm following back. Your blog is so cute!

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  9. I'm following back from Piggy & Wiggy's place. My sister and I just started our joint blog recently and we are having a ball doing it. I love the picture clip holders. That is a unique idea and way cheaper than buying them with designs. Thanks for sharing. I'll be back regularly.

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  10. Thank YOU for stopping by my place! Happily following you :) love the clips - very cute!

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  11. Thank you ladies for following back! We hope you will all visit regularly! Happy Thursday!

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  12. What a genious idea! I never would have thought of doing that. I love the clips that hold photos are those are so cute and cheap to make!

    Stopping by from the Thursday's Friends blog hop.

    I host the Friendly Friday blog hop and would love for you to stop by and link up.

    ~your newest follower

    The Clumsy Coquette
    www.theclumsycoquette.com

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  13. I'm a new follower from the blog hop!

    Stop by Keeping up with Kristi!

    Great blog!

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  14. hi! lovely ideas..what a great blog.. glad i found you...

    your newest follower from the friday blog hop.

    you can find me at http://purplechronicle.blogspot.com/

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  15. Hello ladies! We are now following all of you new followers, thank you so much for taking your time to read our blog.


    The Clumsy Coquette - Yes, they are super cheap to make. A lot of times offices will not use these when they have them, especially the really big ones and they will let you take them home if you ask. That makes this simple craft even cheaper!

    Kristi - Funny thing, we found you earlier today are we're already following!

    Kajal - Thank you so much! We're glad you stopped by, please come back!

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  16. Thanks so much for hoping over and joining our Mingle With Us Blog Hop. I am excited to follow your blog, and thanks for following mine:) These clips turned out super cute!

    Amanda Joy
    www.joyinthejumble.com

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  17. These are cute and look super easy to make-great idea!
    Following you from the Feed Me Friday blog hop.
    http://attackofthehungrymonster.blogspot.com/

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  18. What a clever idea and they turned out so cute! Thanks so much for hoping over and joining our Mingle With Us Blog Hop. I am excited to be following your blog, and thanks for following mine. :)

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  19. very cute!
    Hi New email subscriber from Feed Me Friday!!

    Karen
    Mommy's Moments
    http://www.avonbykaren.blogspot.com

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  20. Thank you ladies for the compliments and the follows! We have returned the favor. = )

    Have a great day!

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  21. I love these. I've bought them at craft fairs before but haven't made any. They look so easy. I've also bought them on clothespins.

    New follower from the blog hop.
    Tamra http://www.frontporchreviews.com

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  22. Hi! I’m visiting from the Newbie Blog Hop. Your blog is awesome! I look forward to getting to know you and learning from each other! I’m your newest follower and I’d love for you to return the favor! Thanks!!

    Bye,
    Lisa
    Life Full of Laughter

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  23. Thank you Tamra and Lisa! We have visited your blogs as well.

    Tamra - I plan to make some clothes pins cute too, when I do I will make sure I post them.

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  24. Super cute!! I have put pictures in binder clips, but I didn't think to decorate them. Love it!!

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  25. Thank you Betsy, we think it makes them so much cuter decorated, I'm glad you agree! Have a good night!

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