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Handmade Picture Clip

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Create your own clip holder to display a postcard or photo. It could also be used to hold small notes on an office desk or hold a name place card at a table.



Homemade picture clip, photo clip holder, plaster of Paris name card holder, plaster and wire picture clip


Materials
Silicone ice cube tray
Plaster of Paris
Disposable tub to mix the plaster in.
Wire
Metal crocodile clip (from hardware store)

Method
Cut a length of wire, fold it over and twist both strands together along the length. Fold the twisted wire over and twist together the two strands. You should end up worth one piece of thick twisted wire.



Homemade picture clip, photo clip holder, plaster of Paris name card holder, plaster and wire picture clip




DIY picture clip, name card holder clip, plaster and wire name card holder, plaster of Paris place card holder


Fix one end into the metal crocodile clip.



DIY picture clip, name card holder clip, plaster and wire name card holder, plaster of Paris place card holder


Decide how tall you want your clip to be (mine was about 6cm) and twist any excess wire at the end into a small flat clump.



DIY picture clip, name card holder clip, plaster and wire name card holder, plaster of Paris place card holder


Mix the plaster of Paris in a disposable tub according to the pack instructions. Mine was 2 parts plaster of Paris to one part water.
Pour the plaster into a cavity in the silicone ice cube tray.
Leave to set for 10 minutes or so and then push in the clump end of the wire. Ensure the wire is straight and let go once it's able to stand up unsupported.



DIY picture clip, name card holder clip, plaster and wire name card holder, plaster of Paris place card holder


Leave for several hours then pop out of the mould.



Homemade picture clip, photo clip holder, plaster of Paris name card holder, plaster and wire picture clip


Sand any rough edges off gently with sandpaper if needed.



Homemade picture clip, photo clip holder, plaster of Paris name card holder, plaster and wire picture clip


I liked the industrial look of the plaster and wire. However if you want to make a coloured stand, try adding several spoonfuls of coloured powder tempera (poster) paint to the plaster powder before adding the water.

Categories
#Home accessory
#Picture
#Photo
#Office
#Living room
#Table
#Place card
#Craft
#Plaster of Paris
#Moulding
#Wire
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