Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Photo Paper Clips

One day i was walking through Michael's and I came across a package of paperclips with round flat circles on the tops in the clearance isle.
 I bought them and they sat in my supply box for a year.

 Then one day i was creating  my daughter's birthday book and I was  trimming photos down and I noticed in the background I had taken photos of the photos on my walls.
In essence, I had by a happy accident created miniatures of my daughters artwork, and of photos of my kids. 
Now, I punched them out of the cropped photo scraps.
I ended up with at least 20 images, you would be surprised what you end up with in the background of your photos.

I put them in a bag and I knew i would find the perfect project for them.
Then a week or so later, i remembered I had the paperclips with the round edges in my box of odds and ends.
The project fell into place so easily and in my stockpile I had clear round epoxy circles which fit the round space on the paper clips.

I must say, these are one of my favorite treasures because they have miniatures of my daughter's artwork and photos of my kids.
 I don't use them to hold papers, instead they are just on my desk keeping me company.
It's a great and simple project that can be used for jewelry, hairpins, rings, and anything else you can stick a miniature in.

All it takes, is photos taken a few feet away and the camera does the rest. 
It's worth a try.
For me, this has become one of my favorite activities, after all it's a way to have your favorite photos or images with out taking up too much space.



Supplies:

Paper clips with circles, or any flat surface
circle punch same size of surface
mini glue dots
photos of artwork, or photographs 
epoxy circles


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