A Mother's Day Gift Idea by Erin!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Ever wonder what the perfect gift is for you mom on mothers'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. 

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 fits 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 old 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 of 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 so 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.



6 Responses to “A Mother's Day Gift Idea by Erin!”

Michelle said...

I really like this idea!! I was looking for some ispiration for a layout thought and I always love your ideas.. I'm going to scrap lift this to my layout! thank you for your inspiration!


Lori Apgar said...

Such a cute project!!!

li-bee-ti said...

Erin, this is so creative and so beautiful!
Thank you for sharing with us!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [01 May 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Angela said...

what a fabulous idea!!! and so many other uses too!

Amanda said...

AWESOME project...Love it!!!! I have made mine already