Monday, May 7, 2012

Creating with Oh My Crafts: Photo Block Picture Holder

I have a new decoration on my fireplace mantle!  Isn't this photo block picture holder cute?  It was easy to make and makes a great last minute handmade gift for Mother's Day!
I started out with a set of four 3"X3"X3" wooden blocks from Oh My Crafts.  Begin by drilling a hole in the center of one of the blocks.  It should be big enough to easily slip whatever size jewelry wire you have into. 
I'm using 16 gauge copper wire with silver coating.  Make curly photo holders by bending and twisting your wire in a free form manner.
Paint the edges of each side and decoupage on paper cut to size, approximately 2.75X2.75 inches.  Isn't this paper from Echo Park's This & That Charming, just darling?  I'm using a This & That 6X6 inch pad so the patterns are sized perfectly for the smaller scale of the blocks.  You may also wish to ink the edges of your paper, I chose not too but think this extra step would also look great!

Don't forget to keep track of which side is the top and to carefully repoke your holes through the paper as you layer.  I added some paper circles to the top side along a button for some added interest.  Slide in your wire photo holders when dry.
Then have fun embellishing with your favorite pictures and bits and pieces from your stash.  I used stickers, little leather frames, chipboard heart, and a metal flower from a variety of manufacturers.  Slide your photos into the wire holders and you've got a one of a kind display for your home or a unique gift. 
Oh My Crafts has lot of really cute unfinished wood designs just waiting for your crafty touches!  I am currently in love with their selection of frames that come in all the ultra trendy shaped designs.  These are the kind that you see for $$$ when they are painted.  You can get three unfinished frames for the price of one of the finished kinds I've seen online.   Several grouped on the wall would look fabulous!  Can you tell what I've got on my wish list?
Like all the projects I've been doing with supplies from Oh My Crafts?  Be on the look out for my giveaway for a gift card, next week and win yourself some crafty goodness!

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This post has been linked up at: Skip to My Lou, Craft-o-Maniac, Sew Can Do, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Serendipity & Spice, Sugar Bee Crafts, Carolyn's Homework, A Bowl Full of Lemons, Home Stories A2Z, Tip Junkie, and Today's Creative Blog.

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Disclaimer: Wood Blocks were provided by Oh My Crafts.

4 Friends Said:

Neo Anderson said...

This is awesome. I really want to say thanks to you for this creativity. I will try this for my family. This tree structure is the best option to describe the whole family in one tree.

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malia said...

yes that is REALLy cute!

Michelle said...

What a great project!

Printabelle said...

Totally cute! I'd love for you to add it on my link party at: http://printabelle.com/?p=3188 Thanks!

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