DIY

Gettin' Crafty: Fotoclips for your photos

For all those who give pom-pom critters for birthdays, feel an urge to stick googly eyes on everything or just occasionally get a twitch to fold some origami, we bring you "Gettin' Crafty" where we feature a craft you can easily make with minimal supplies and limited finances. So this week's craft isn't so much a craft, but a super cool product we think you should know about. Fotoclips are a cheap and easy-to-use alternative to frames that are, well, way less square. You can use them to make photo strips, grids, lampshades or little boxes, and they can be used again and again. Sufficed to say, we endorse them. Supplies
  • Fotoclips (available at sites like Lomography and Photojojo, about ten bucks for 110 clips)
  • Photos or other images
  • Thumbtacks or finishing nails
Instructions 1. Figure out what you want to put on the wall. Photos, ticket stubs, postcards, neat little pieces of paper, whatever. 2. Attach the Fotoclips at the sides of the to-be-hung items. They slide right on to the items, so you don't have to worry about damaging the photo or what have you.

3. Place on the wall, and push thumbtacks (or nails) into the pre-drilled holes in the Fotoclips.

4. Admire your handiwork. It really is that easy. It takes a bit of tinkering to get the images in the proper alignment, but in no time you will have conversation-inducing wall art.

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