These fun beaded photo clips are a fun and easy gift item to handmake.
(I shared these a couple weeks ago on the Scrap Shoppe and am now sharing them with you here in case you missed it:-)
I saw something similar to these in a local store here in my town, but I decided it would be simple enough to figure out my own variation. My daughter has one hanging from her curtain rod, and she loves to switch out her friend’s pictures. This particular one is one that we gave to her best friend as a birthday gift.
Here is a list of items that you will need to get started:
26 gauge wire
10 alligator clips with a hole in the top (I found mine at Hobby Lobby in the jewelry aisle)
1 key ring
fabric flowers of your choice
1. Cut 5 pieces of wire measuring 7 inches each.
Cut 1 piece measuring 4 inches.
2. For the 4 inch piece of wire, you will start by twisting the wire on the key ring,
add your beads until it is 2 inches long, and then add your alligator clip. Twist the wire tight.
3. Begin by putting the end of one of a 7 inch piece through the hole
in the end of the alligator clip. Twist to tighten it to the clip.
Add beads until it measures 3 1/2 inches long.
Put the end of the wire through another alligator clip,
pull tight, and twist right above the bead. Do this 3 more times.
4. For the last piece of 7 inch wire, you will only use 1 alligator clip,
a few beads, and then a fun pendant at the end.
5. I thought the clips looked a little plain, so I decided to embellish them
with some of the fabric flowers that I make.
You could use any flower of your choice here. I don’t recommend
using anything bigger than a 2 inch flower though,
because it will cover some of your picture when it is hanging.
I just hot glued them to the clip, but you could use a fabric/metal glue too, if you like.
These are so easy and cheap to make.
I was able to finish this up in under 1 hour and I think I spent under $10!
Gotta love that!