Monday, January 18, 2010

Mini Clipboard Frames with tutorial

Okay, so I was originally going to make some of those really cute post it note holders that I have seen a couple places now. You can find them here. So I bought the frames at the dollar store and started to make them, but they ended up turning into this! The cutest little clipboard frames.

These would look so cute on your desk in your office or just sitting on a end table. They are so small and cute they would look good just about anywhere. These were so fun and simple to make and they only cost me a buck to make them because I had all of the supplies on hand except the dollar store frame.

Okay, so here is the tutorial

Supplies Needed

1 plastic dollar store frame
2 coordinating pieces of scrapbook paper (i used scraps that i had because the frames are so small they don't require a lot of paper)
1/2 yard of ribbon
1 metal clipboard hardware piece (i have no idea what to call these)
Sticker saying (i have a bunch of stickers that just have sayings on them. If you don't have something like this you could make your own
Mod Podge
Hot glue
1 wallet size picture


Step 1: Measure a piece of scrapbook paper to fit your frame.




Step 2: Apply a thin layer of mod podge to the frame and glue on your paper.






Step 3: cut out a small strip of coordinating paper and mod podge it to the bottom of your frame.





Step 4: hot glue a piece of ribbon on top of the strip of paper you just glued on.


Step 4: Hot glue your saying on the right side of your frame.



Step 5: Tie a ribbon around the top portion of your frame.



Step 6: Glue your hardware on your frame using hot glue.





Step 7: Cut out a piece of paper a little larger than your wallet size photo.

Step 8: clip on your photo and your done!







This picture is just for perspective, to show how small the frames are.



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13 comments:

Anny said...

These are darling - thank you for great ideas on what to do with old frames :)

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

how sweet i love your tutorials!

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

This is such a sweet simple project! This one's going into my projects to do file!

Kaysi said...

These are super cute! So simple but just so great! Thanks for sharing

Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com said...

This is just darling, and I love the clip, since it allows you to change out the photo!

Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for linking up with Talented Tuesdays!

design_aholic said...

Ok, I love this! It's going in my "to do" file. :)

Eileen said...

What a cute idea. I've got a few of these in a box in the attic...love it, love it, love it. I will give it a try!

Joan said...

love the mini clipboard frames also. The hardware thingies are called "Bull Dog Clips", don't ask me why, that is what I have seen on pkgs. Thanks for the idea, love your blog also.
SKIPPY

sarah said...

I love these! What a great idea, I think I might steal this to make with my MOPS group! Thanks for sharing!!

RedHead said...

Those turned out great! I love it with the picture!
Have a great day,
Courtney @ RedHeadsCraftMoreFun

Molly said...

Thanks for the great idea! I just made my own:
http://homemadegiving.blogspot.com/2010/02/gift-9-made-over-picture-frame.html

VanderbiltWife said...

Oh!! These are SO super cute. They would make great baby gifts--the parents could just clip a picture in the frame. LOVE IT!