DIY Photo Holder: Add Your Favourite Snaps To Your Desk!
Here’s another gorgeous craft hack from the talented Penelope Quinn, that’s as beautiful to look at, as it is simple to make! This DIY photo holder tutorial takes you step-by-step through the process of creating your own stylish photo stands that will add instant glam to your desktop, windowsills or shelves, whilst also allowing you to keep cherished photos of your favourite people, places and memories on permanent display!
DIY Photo Holder Tutorial:
You Will Need:
- Some large rocks – try to find some with a flat bottom so they will sit nicely
- 3mm aluminum wire in gold
- Acrylic paints
- Paintbrushes, cotton buds
- Heart shaped punch
- Sticky back paper
- Wire cutters and pliers
First, give your rocks a good wash, and allow them to dry completely. Now, give your rocks at least two coats of white acrylic paint. Allow to dry completely before applying another coat.
Top Tip: It’s important to let your paint dry completely before applying your sticky hearts, otherwise the paint underneath might come off when you take them off!
Next, cut two small hearts and one larger heart out of your sticky back paper. Stick these to your rock, pressing firmly and removing any air bubbles.
Now apply at least two coats of red acrylic paint. When painting over the hearts, start from the middle of the heart and brush out, so you don’t risk getting paint under the heart.
Wait until completely dry, and remove the stencils.
Take your wire, and cut a length of around 35cm. Wrap this around your rock, and bend one piece upright. Wrap the shorter piece around the upright piece, twisting as you go.
Use your pliers to tighten everything up and fold over the end of the wire.
Wrap your wire around a pen (I found a Sharpie pen was the perfect size!) You want to make two circles, close enough that they will hold a photo.
And that’s it – your photo holder is complete! But don’t stop at one… make a whole selection so that all your favourite photos can go on display.
You could even make a few to give as gifts; simply slot your favourite picture of yourself with your loved one into the wire holder, then wrap it up for them. It’s handmade, heartfelt and totally affordable… all the things a good gift should be!
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