I've been wanting to organize some of my old photos, cabinet cards and ephemera that I use in projects and went to my local scrapbook store to see what I could find. They sold a great system that would be perfect for my needs but the retail price of the base alone was $65.00. So I purchased these clips (around $6.50 for a pack of 25) and set about creating my own system.
I went to the thrift store and found a lamp shade for $2.99.
I took the fabric off the lampshade and was left with the metal frame.
The clips slid right on the top of the lampshade frame and were ready to hold photos and trims.
I currently have the frame sitting on a lazy susan so that I can turn the frame to easily access all of the ephemera.
But this is a rather large frame and takes up quite a bit of space on my work top. I'm thinking another option is to actually put the lampshade frame on a lamp to lift the organization system off my work space. Organization and lighting all wrapped up in one!
Here's one last idea I had for the frame that I'm thinking of using on a lamp as part of my Halloween display.
Six cabinet card photos were secured to the frame at the top and the bottom to create a lampshade that has my husband shaking his head and asking Why?
I thought this was a nifty, thrifty project so I'm linking with Linda @ Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday. Go check it out....lots of fun thrifty finds being shared.