Tutorial #2, Card Caddy Frame

Picture Perfect Card Holder

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.

The inspiration pin is here. And a similar one is here.

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!

  • Materials

Picture Frame

Small eye hooks and picture hanging wire
or
Hanging Kit

Christmas Wrapping Paper or paper of choice

Ribbon

Foam Core Board

Small Clothespins

  • Tools and Miscellaneous Supplies:

Paint and Brushes

Tape Measure

Staple Gun

Awl

Spray Adhesive

Tape

Supplies and Stuff

  • Instructions

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.

Tools Too

Place the hooks, Add the Wire and Ribbon

  • 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.

Wire And Ribbon Attached!

  • Staple your covered foam core board to the back of your frame.

Useful Tool

  • Add your clothespins!

#2 Completed

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!

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