HOLIDAY CARD HOLDER DIY
OR PICTURE HOLDER
My pictures suck. My apologies to all who dare enter. However I know you’ll get the idea.
I chose to make a Christmas themed card/photo hanging frame. I wanted a bit of a backing. However, after hanging a few cards I found the whole thing a bit too busy. I’ll go back and redo my backing with a solid background before the holidays.
This one is easy-peasy folks. The materials were readily available in my craft cave and Christmas stash. I only had to buy the little clothespins and a picture hanging kit. The kit contained the small eye-hooks I needed.
Let’s get started!
Small eye hooks and picture hanging wire
Christmas Wrapping Paper or paper of choice
Foam Core Board
- Tools and Miscellaneous Supplies:
Paint and Brushes
I used a 25 x 21” Frame with a 14.5 x 17” opening.
- Paint your Frame. This one was painted with a metallic apple green base, cream trim and burnished with gold and a natural sponge.
- Cut a piece of Foam core 1.5” larger all around than the frame opening.
- Wrap the foam core with your paper, just like a present. I sprayed adhesive on the board to give it tack and an even appearance. Tape or glue the edges down on the back of your foam core.
- Turn your frame after it dries with the back side facing. and determine the position of the hooks. I spaced mine 3” apart beginning about 2” from the top of my frame opening. Using an awl, I punched a small hole into the wood and screwed in my hooks, four on each side. Do this in the edge of the frame designed to set the glass.
- Cut Ribbon and Wire 4-5 inches longer than the distance between your hooks. Secure a length wire and a length or ribbon together in the hooks on each side of frame. Trim as needed.
- Staple your covered foam core board to the back of your frame.
- Add your clothespins!
TaDa! A little busy, right? But, oh-so-easy to change. Just pull a couple of staples, wrap the foam core with another paper, staple to back, and done again.
Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions or I can help in any way, just leave a comment and I’ll get back to you!