How to Make Photo Corners

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Photo corners are a simple solution to help any photo stand out. However, sometimes you need to hunt around for that perfect color or buy an entire package when you only want a few. Instead, try making your own photo corners, customized to fit and match your photo perfectly. It’s a quick, inexpensive and makes for a fun afternoon project.

Things You'll Need

  • Colored paper of choice
  • Straight edged scissors
  • Fancy edged scissors, if desired
  • Adhesive of choice
  • Cut a strip of paper to measure approximately 1 inch by 4 inches.

  • With the strip of paper lying horizontally, find the center and fold down one corner to meet the center line. Crease the edge.

  • Fold the opposite corner to the center to create an arrow shape.

  • Cut the excess tail from the photo corner, using the straight edge as a guide. Use either straight-edged scissors or fancy-edged scissors when you cut.

  • Check the fit of the corner on your photo. Trim it as necessary.

  • Apply the adhesive of your choice on the back side of all four photo corners and attach it to desired surface.

Tips & Warnings

  • Try double-layering photo corners of different colors by trimming one color a bit smaller than the other.
  • Acid-free paper and adhesives help preserve the life of the photo.
  • Try adjusting the width and/or length of the strip in step 2 for different looks, or if you want larger photo corners for larger photos.

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  • Photo Credit Ksenia Palimski/iStock/Getty Images
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