I was going to subtitle this post “Did I really spend part of my day taking pictures of binder clips? And is that actually part of my job now!?” and file it under “directions I never imagined my life would go.”
Anyway, my friend Sarah likes to be organized. Super organized (she and Phebe would get along famously) and a while ago she asked me if I would make her some color coordinated, decorative binder clips. She wanted a way to easily identify the stacks of paper on her desk. Seemed like a good idea so I gave it a shot.
But Sarah reports that they have held up very well!
It’s incredibly easy to do. So easy I kind of imagine most of you don’t need an actual tutorial but, you never know, so………
- Binder Clips (Small, Medium and Large)
- Paper of your choice
- Mod Podge (I used regular MP for Sarah’s but the Outdoor version would be even more durable)
- Foam Brush
- Craft Knife
- Styrofoam block or flower foam.
Cut the paper to the size of your clip(s)
- Large: 3.25 Long x 2 wide
- Medium: 2 Long x 1.25 wide
- Small 1.1 Long x .75 wide
When the paper has dried trim away any excess with the craft knife
LET DRY! Let dry for a looong time. Days. A week would be even better. In hot, dry LA my Mod Podge cures really quickly but if you’re in a more humid environment you’ll want to give it lots of time.