DIY Wood Photo Holder

Hi again Crafting Chicks friends! It’s Leanne from Organize and Decorate Everything. I’m so happy to be with all of you again. I hope you’re having a terrific Summer.

When I make or purchase something I like to make sure it can fit in at least 3 different areas of my home. There are a few reasons for that: I don’t buy as much stuff if it doesn’t fit my criteria, I like to move things around, I like things with dual purposes. Today I’m sharing how to make a DIY Wood Photo Holder. It can hold photos, cards, recipes, quotes, memos, and so on.

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Let’s get started!

Supplies Needed:
Solid Wood Frame
Candlestick or Wood Spindle (I used a candlestick)
Scrapbook Paper (your choice)
Spray Paint (any color)
Clip (from scrapbook supplies)
Skewer (optional)
Cork (optional)
E6000 glue

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If you are using a candlestick remove the metal cup. It’s easy to remove by using a knife to pry the edges up. You’ll need to do that to get a flat surface. Paint all the wood pieces. I use spray paint because it’s fast and goes on smooth but acrylic paint works well and you have more colors to choose from.

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I used a cork to fill the hole, it’s painted white also. You could also use flower foam or modeling clay. Anything you can fill the hole with and make the surface flat.

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I cut the skewer to end 1/2″ below the top of the photo holder. Stick it as far as it will go into the center of the cork, then set aside until you finish the photo board.

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Cut a piece of scrap book paper to fit the front of the photo board then apply it to the board with mod podge. I like to use a roller to make sure all the bubbles are out. Let dry 10-15 minutes then apply mod podge to the top to seal the paper. Let it dry about 20 minutes.

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Add the clip to the front of the board using E6000 glue. Let it dry at least an hour before going on to the next step. I placed the clip a little down on the front of the board. When I make another one I will adhere it as close to the top of the board as possible to make more room for whatever is clipped to the front.

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Now it’s time to adhere the board to the candlestick. Use E6000 to the bottom of the board and the back of the skewer to adhere the 2 pieces together. Let dry a few hours and you’re done.

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I love how it turned out and because of the colors I used it will fit into any room of my house. It’s going to start in the kitchen.

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It would be perfect for clipping a recipe to while cooking but right now it is holding one of my favorite printables.

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Thank you for letting me share a project with you. And thank you Crafting Chicks for having me. I’ll see you all soon!


  1. Hi There: I was wondering if you could give me a link to that darling printable? I would really appreciate it 🙂

  2. It is a great idea and looks so cute. I like the colours that you choose and the pattern of the front of the photo board and will look for a similar one for my project. I plan to use not for photos but for notes and will place it in my cabinet. Thank you very much for sharing 🙂

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