DIY: How To Make Your Own Photo Holder

My party-throwing obsession always has room for photo stands to explain what guests will be doing. This time – they were zoom, zooming around the table!

This was for my son’s Go Dog, Go! Party. Inspiration for the cute Oriental Trading cars came from here, but I took it a step further – turning them into the base of the photo holders.

Check it out!

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I love doing DIY, but I’m not great with a sewing machine or a hammer. So this is the slacker’s way out.

Step one, get yourself some //ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=tf_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=livefromthe01-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=B0068RQNMI&asins=B0068RQNMI&linkId=2TVOFXXHITHVZITY&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true” target=”_blank”>photo holder wires here or buy them already attached to bases. You can see I went with the latter option. (Excuse the carpet in the background, I was watching TGIT – I couldn’t be bothered to move my project for pictures. Two words – Olivia. Pope.).

IMG_1447This is where things get complicated. Ha – actually, you just twist and pull the wire holder out of the base. You get to skip this step if you buy the wires without the base.

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For our base we used these adorable cars – we were tipped off by this blog! I don’t use hammers anyway, but if I did – I wouldn’t have wanted to hammer through wood like this. I’m sure at least some of them would have cracked. Instead, I used a thumb tack. Could it get any easier?!

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Pull the thumb tack and replace it with the photo holder. I did put a little bit of hot glue on the end of the wire, to make sure it would stay. You can wipe the excess clean immediately after throwing it in.

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Consider it handled (remember, I’m watching Scandal!).

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