Save your photos from damage when hanging them on a bulletin board using a decorative craft project. Photo corners give you an opportunity to use removable adhesive when posting photographs on a classroom display or business bulletin board. The photos can later be taken down and the pictures may be placed into a scrapbook or photo album without holes in each corner.
Things You'll Need
- Decorative paper
- Clear tape
- Poster putty
Measure the backside of a piece of decorative paper, like scrapbook paper, and make a pencil mark every 1/2 inch from left to right. Turn the paper 180 degrees and measure 1/2-inch marks on the opposite end of the paper from right to left. Draw a line between each pair of corresponding marks using a ruler to create 1/2-inch strips of paper.
Cut out each of the 1/2-inch strips along the drawn lines connecting the marks using a pair of straight scissors along the drawn lines connecting the marks. A paper cutter reveals a straighter line, if one is available.
Lay one of the strips onto your work surface decorative side down. Fold one end of the strip into a 90-degree angle by pressing the strip down, pointing to the right. Rotate the strip of paper so the folded end points toward your body and fold the edge currently pointing to the right down toward you forming a point at the top.
Repeat step 3 three more times to create four small paper pockets, one for each corner of the photo.
Trim the ends of the homemade photo corner leaving about 1 inch extending from the folds. Insert one corner of the photo into one of the paper pockets and secure to the back of the photo with a small rolled piece of clear tape. Repeat the insertion and adhering using the paper photo corners and clear tape.
Roll small balls of poster putty, also referred to as poster tack, and place it over the adhered strips on the back of the photo. Press the photo onto the area of the bulletin board where you'd like to display the photo.
Tips & Warnings
- When the back of your photo is not semi-glossy and more of a paper-like material, consider using the poster putty to adhere the homemade photo corners to your photo to avoid the tape causing damage to the photo paper.
- Photo Credit Whit Preston/Photodisc/Getty Images
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