Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Everything Old Is New Again!

I have found that teachers are a creative and resourceful group. In many ways you had to be since there were always supply limits and money constraints. That's why kids come home with decorated egg cartons and planted flowers in milk containers.

Many years ago I was given a great stash of binder clips and came up with this idea: the kids covered them with papers they designed and painted and they became gifts for a family member. Parents, especially fathers, loved them. I just came into another great stash of clips and thought, why not put some in the shop? Especially with everyone having home offices today, it's nice to have the mundane and simple be attractive. It also is a nice little gift for guys-Dad's desk, big brother in college or anyone who has papers. As far as I'm concerned, computer usage creates more paper so these will definitely come in handy. These are not all in the shop yet but will be soon. Oh, and as you can see, they all have buttons on them...of course!!!









5 comments:

e.beck.artist said...

ok! those are too cool for school .. .how did you attach the papers? just glue .... too too cute .....

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Bobbi said...

These are so cute. I'm thinkin' we might make some of these for my little boys teacher come Christmas. Thanks for the idea!!

Lorraine said...

Cute clips. Love the button addition.

Calabash Creations said...

How cool! I love this idea, and of course I love the added touch of the buttons!