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School Photo Display

We recently got our school photos returned. This School Photo Display was created from items on hand. I joined the January Craft Room Destash Challenge. The rules were to use craft items you had hoarded and spend less than $10 if necessary. No problem, right? I think I am like most crafters and I hoard EVERYTHING related to crafting. I didn't need to buy a thing.

I created the above School Photo Display from items I got at a past SNAP conference. 



  • Elmer's Paint Pen (Gold)
  • Large Clothespin (Heidi Swapp)
  • Gold Glitter Words (Heidi Swapp)


Unwrap all items. Start with the large clip.

remove clip
Disassemble the clip.


paint clip
Using the gold paint pen, paint the spring part of the clip.


place sticker
While the clip is apart, place the chosen stickers on the wood.


replace clip
Once the paint is dry, put the clip back together.


I originally designed this project to stand on end as pictured above. And it works that way. While taking pictures, I was having trouble getting it all in frame and started fumbling around with it.


I ended up with the clip on its side and actually like it displayed this way much better. Here's to happy accidents!

If you would like to see all the other projects submitted to the challenge, click on the link below.

If you would like to buy any products used in this tutorial. Here are links to similar Amazon products. (affiliate links) 


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Great idea on taking it apart and painting the spring to match, I never would have thought of that. It turned out soooo cute! I just love it.

Clever to use the clip as a photo stand! Love the added glitz!

What a lovely way to display school photos. Thank you for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul!

Great project! I have one of those giant clips sitting in my stash. #CraftyDestash

This would be so cute for a teen's locker!

Oh how cute is this! And a great tutorial. I hope you will come over and link at the The Fabulous January Party! This months it's all about DIY's
Come over and link! The party is here:
Let's party!

I love the simplicity and beauty of this project. It is a nice way to display pictures and mementos.

I love that giant clothes pin. It's so cute and what a perfect idea to use it to display a photo.

What a fun way to display school pictures. I would have never thought to color the spring with the gold marker. Very clever.

Cute idea! Those large clips are so versatile. Visiting from Crafty Destash.



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