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DIY Wire Photo Holder

Yes! You can make your own small photo holder from wire. Supplies: Wire, a round nosed plier and a wire cutter. 1. Start with a loop around the round nose plier. 2. Continue to make circles until you have about an inch in diameter. 3. Thread the wire end through the hole in the middle. 4. Pull the wire through while you push from behind, so that the circle gets into a cone. 5. At the opposite end you make a loop, be sure to have at least an inch left of wire. 6. Bend another loop right next to the first one. You should now have something similar to a heart. 7. The end of the wire is bent underneath and up behind the heart. 8. This end will keep the photo in place but will not be seen from the front. If the end is too long, shorten it with the wire cutter.

It can be a little bit tricky getting it to stand balanced. Make sure the foot is broad enough and that the neck is not too high. The wire photo holder above was my third attempt, so donΒ΄t sweat if you donΒ΄t get it right the first time.

Happy Crafting!

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  1. Anu Anu

    Really cute! Looked around in your blog and found many interesting ideas! And I must say that your step-by-step photos look very professional – good job! πŸ™‚

    • Erlend Erlend

      Thanks Anu πŸ™‚

  2. So cool!!! Thank u!!

    • Erlend Erlend


  3. fran fran

    wow this is so cute πŸ™‚

    • Erlend Erlend


  4. Monica Monica

    Oh I’m defiantly going to try it…..

    • Erlend Erlend

      Do so Monica πŸ˜‰

  5. Ruth Arnold Ruth Arnold

    What gauge wire did you use and was it already blue? Want to make for grandchildren pictures… a lot !

    • Erlend Erlend

      I believe it is around 18 gauge, blue aluminium wire – good luck Ruth πŸ™‚

  6. Great idea I like your blog πŸ™‚

    • Erlend Erlend

      Thanks for stopping by Mary πŸ™‚

    • Erlend Erlend


  7. Adam Adam

    Where did you get the blue wire?

    • Erlend Erlend

      Hi there Adam. I bought them on eBay

  8. sana sana

    oh! very nice

    • Erlend Erlend


  9. Christy Christy

    Hey, just curious if you know what gauge wire you used for this project, or if that particularly matters. Thanks for this great idea, I will be using to to display photographs at my wedding reception!

    • Erlend Erlend

      Hi there Christy, I’ve mentioned the gauge in an other comment above πŸ˜‰ Wow, it’ll be perfect for a wedding reception! Best of luck!

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