M-i-m Tutorial : Cotton reel memo/photo holder : WASHI TAPE

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Hello Blog world 🙂
Welcome to our first Made in Minch tutorial- the perfect way to start your weekend!

We have been consistently asked about our little memo/photo holders whilst out on our stall.
They make lovely presents, surprises and name place holders for an afternoon tea party
(This is our favourite idea)
They are easy to make, and you don’t need very much!

* Wooden Cotton reels
* Washi Tape
* Round nosed Pliers
* Wire cutters
* Glue Gun
* Scissors
* Wire (Hard/Thicker if possible)

First of all choose the washi tapes with the best match for width of body of the cotton reel.

Carefully begin to stick the tape.
Try to make it as straight as you can, Don’t worry about resticking, Washi Tape peels and sticks back beautifully!
(Its why we *love* it!)
(You can always over lap the tapes  like we did – If you want to mix patterns)

Next, you need the wire.
With your roundnosed pliers twist the end to make a loop(s) (I made a double loop)
The loop needs to be small enough to fit in the hole of the cotton reel.
Then bend the wire just above the loop at a 90 degree angle so the loop forms a base.


Make sure the “base” fits into the cotton reel – We cant stress this point enough!

For the next step, decide how long you would like the memo holder to be and cut the wire.
Bend the top part of the wire with the round nosed pliers to make almost a paper clip shape.
 
Pop a little glue in the hole of the cotton reel.
Slide the “base” loop in to the reel hole and glue the top hole to secure.

Ta da! Slide a photo/memo into your clip and you are finished!

Now its a tough choice as to which tape to use!

Enjoy!
Handmade Dreams are Made in Minch
S+J x

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