DIY Binder Clip Photo/Place Card Holders

 It’s no secret that I love May Arts Silk Ribbon. Today’s post shows how you can turn a simple office supply store binder clip into a beautiful photo holder or place card holder by adding some simple embellishments and a pretty May Arts Silk Ribbon bow.

 I think this one would be lovely as a holder for a cherished wedding photo, a place card holder at the couple’s table or as an anniversary gift.

Binder Clip Photo/Place Card Holders 

I used extra large binder clips (available at most discount and office supply stores) for both holders.

For this holder, I used my Spellbinders Oval die to cut 2 pieces of chipboard and some pretty designer paper. I glued the paper to the ovals, and then added some antiquing with Versamark ink and a sponge.

I added a few pretty embellishments using Tsukineko Glaz-on as my adhesive to make sure I had a firm bond, then tied on that gorgeous May Arts Champagne Silk bow accented with a flat backed pearl.

This one literally took mere minutes to make and would make a cute and personalized birthday gift for a creative friend.

 Binder Clip Photo/Place Card Holders

I used Tombow Power Tabs and Foam Tabs to attach a purchased piece of decorated chipboard to the binder clip then attached a pretty silk bow accented with a paper rose and done! These would be fun as party favors too.

 Here’s a look at the backs so you can see that you can be as fancy or plain as you want.

 Binder Clip Photo/Place Card Holders

That’s it! Quick, easy, inexpensive and elegant gifts the May Arts Ribbon way.

By Charlene Driggs



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Other Supplies

  • Spellbinder Oval Die
  • Tombow Foam Tabs, Power Tabs, Mono-Multi
  • Tsukineko Glaz-on
  •  Chipboard shapes – stash
  • String pearls – Michael’s Stores
  • Glitter/glitter glue – Art Institute
  • Paper roses – stash


  1. TracyM #6773

    I think your flower in the centre of the luscious bow is especially DELIGHTFUL!!!


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