I did say that I'd be back with more Docrafts samples and today I have a project to make a photo holder that I saw in the latest Creativity magazine. The idea is by Becky James and uses empty ribbon reels. As I have about a zillion of the things cluttering up the place I thought I would use the idea and make one.
I started by taking a small reel and gluing a white paper clip to it then wrapping it in baker's twine. The base ribbon reel is made of card so I coloured the inside with a Promarker and covered the top with a paper from the Gorjuss range by Docrafts. I tied more baker's twine around it.
I wrapped an off cut of Gorjuss paper around the middle reel, stuck craft tape around it and covered the top with a paler paper. I then stuck all three reels together. I made paper roses and leaves, again using leftover pieces of Gorjuss paper, to decorate the tower.
I inked a couple of Papermania Big Blooms and added a button to break up the darker colours.
The final embellishments are a ribbon bow, punched out flowers and butterflies, a tag and a heart.
I finished by adding a Gorjuss photo from the A4 paper pack to the paper clip.
This photo holder proved very popular at the demo. I'll bet that you've been saving empty ribbon reels too. Now you know what to do with them.