Friday, December 17, 2010

Picture Holders

I found this wonderful idea on the lovely Shanty 2 Chic blog. Their site has such fun and timeless stuff, I wanted to try my hand at a few things.

I went to Micheal's and gathered my supplies in the wood sections. I figured with all of the supplies, it cost less than $2 to make one of these.....

They could be used to hold your Christmas cards...or any old picture....or a recipe...the possibilities are endless, really.

I glued all the pieces together using my Gorilla Glue (tip: always come back and wipe off the excess glue with a damp cloth. Gorilla glue expands as it dries and it's pretty much impossible to get off once it completely sets).

I painted all my pieces a cream color and then sanded down the edges.

I used some wood glue to attach these mini clothes pins to hold the pictures.

Some fun ribbon add a little bit of color and can always be changed out with the season, if wanted!

This was a very fun, easy and affordable project. I thank the Shanty 2 Chic gals for the wonderful inspiration!

Linking to: The Answer is Chocolate's December Open House


  1. Those turned out great! I bought the stuff to make them as well, but haven't had time to start them. I love Shanty 2 Chic!

  2. What a cute idea!! I love them!!!

  3. Those look great! Love how yours turned out!

    Ruthie @ Tattered Bliss

  4. These are too cute! You should come link them up at my Open House going on right now!

  5. These are adorable and look so easy to change out for the season. I think I could get hooked on all the possibilities here;-)

  6. What a great idea! I would lovwe for you to come link this up at my Strut Your Stuff party!

  7. Oh I need to make some of these for sure!

    I followed your's great! I sent you an email about doing a giveaway on your blog! :)


  8. Just wanted to let you know I featured these as part of my Open House Wrap Up! Stop by my buttons page and pick up a featured button if you'd like:

  9. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing it.

  10. Thats really cute. I think I will have try that one. Neat. THanks for sharing.

  11. Great job! Thanks for linking this up as well.

  12. Another great idea, Meg! I spend sooo much time on really big projects that I never seem to have time for the fun little ones like this! ;(

    Thanks for linking to my party.

    And please be sure to come by and enter my fantastic year-end giveaway. Click the picture in my sidebar for details.

    Blessings and Happy New Year!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage


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