Sunday, April 17, 2011

binder clips

So, while I don't have my picture frames or secret recipe like I said I would in my last blog post, I do have, cute binder clips! I was laying on the couch going back and forth between whether or not I wanted to bake or go down to the cricut machine in the basement. The couch won over both of those options, until about an hour ago when I decide to decorate some binder clips. (Those I can do from the couch).



I came across this d.i.y project on this really cool craft website. It links to various websites and blogs for each craft/creative idea listed. I thought these binder clips were really cute and they seemed pretty simple and quick to do as well. Plus, I use a ton of binder clips in my classroom.


The original idea post is from a blog titled spring dandee. On her blog she uses fabric to cover her binder clips. I used scrapbooking paper.

Materials:
- scrapbooking paper
- binder clips
- scissors
- adhesive

**For adhesive, I used "Elmer's Dot Runner". So far, so good!
*** Note: Use "Elmer's Craft Bond spray adhesive". The dot runner only held for a couple of day!


These really took no time at all. I sat the binder clip on top of the paper to mark the width I needed and then I cut a small strip. I adhered one side and the top to the clip, then folded over the rest to see where to trim the paper to fit.


I made 12 of these and I absolutely love them! What a great way to use up some scraps of scrapbooking paper! Most of mine I made with an education theme paper, but I had those scraps within easy reach. I did cut the green damask paper from a fresh sheet.

I can't wait to pick up some more clips and new scrapbooking paper to make more!