How to Make Picture Corner Protectors

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How to Make Picture Corner Protectors
Protect photos in your scrapbook with paper photo corners. (piles de photos 1 image by thierry planche from Fotolia.com)

Avid scrapbookers know that photos can be fragile. You must make sure your pictures lay flat in the scrapbook or they'll bend when the book closes. The corners may also bend or begin to peel with wear or age. You can protect your pictures and give them a personal touch by making your own corner protectors. You can make these little bits of paper at home from any kind of paper, such as wrapping paper or other parts of your scrapbooking projects.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Decorative paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Photos
  • Scrapbook

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Cut your decorative paper into strips about ¼-inch wide and 2 inches long. Fold each strip in half width-wise.

  2. 2

    Unfold the paper and lay it down with the undecorated side up. Fold the right side of your paper down so the top edge lines up with the centre crease. Do the same with the left side of the paper so it creates a point.

  3. 3

    Flip your point over. You should see a decorative point over two tails of undecorated paper. Nip a 90-degree angle out of the base edge of the decorated point. The point of your angle should be in a straight line with the point of your folds. The angle does not need to be very deep, just enough to be decorative.

  4. 4

    Slide the corner of your photo into one of the point. Make three more points and slip them onto the other corners. Add a little glue on the tails of each paper corner on the back of the photo and press it firmly into your scrapbook.

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