6/18/2011

DIY hair clip frame

I have to move house in the next few days, as my studentdom has drawn to an end.

So I'm working on ways to store things in a less student-ish way (ie - on the floor)
and also ways to use up the hundreds of frames I've accumulated, and refuse to throw away.

I've seen countless variations on accessory frames and hooks and hangers, 
and I came up with this simple little idea...


All you need is...
a frame
some ribbon
white emulsion
staples or super glue

Firstly, if you're frame is slightly hideous in any way, like mine was, coat it in emulsion.


While that's drying, remove the glass from the frame, you won't need that again.
Then emulsion the piece of card that comes inside the frame 
(if yours doesn't have one, it doesn't take long to cut a piece down to the right size)

Then cut lengths of ribbon about an inch or two longer than the width of the card, 
and fold the excess over the back, where you can either superglue it or staple it in place. 

NB...
1. If you use staples, keep them very close to the edge, as you want them to be hidden when you put the frame on
2. Don't pull the ribbon too tight as you need the wriggle room to put the slides on!

Then pop your card back in the frame, with the stand behind it if you wish to stand it up.

Et voila!



3 comments:

  1. that is so cute! you could also use it for earrings too!

    xo,
    cb

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  2. i LOVE this idea! I saw a DIY post like this for earrings a while back and really wanted to do it. Looks fabulous!

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  3. This incredible is great for learning.

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