I love to display photos in my home and I like to change them out often. Kids grow so fast and it’s hard to keep pace! Instead of taking apart and putting back together frame backs, I like to use clips and bulletin board style displays. I combined several items to create a chic burlap DIY photo holder stand.
- 9 inch Wooden Candlestick.
- Mini Resin Pineapple Finial.
- 5 x 5 inch Stretched Burlap Canvas.
- Metal Clip.
- E-6000 Adhesive.
- Martha Stewart Crafts Liquid Gold Leaf Gilding.
Step One. To begin your DIY photo holder project, paint the candlestick, finial, and metal clip with the liquid gilding. One application was enough to cover each item beautifully. The paint goes on smoothly and shows no brush lines at all! It looks like the items have been dipped in gold. Please note that the paint has a very strong odor, so be sure to work in a well ventilated area when painting!
Step Two. Hammer a nail into the top portion of the burlap canvas. This will help “anchor” the canvas to the candlestick. Glue the metal clip onto the front of the burlap panel with E-6000 to create your DIY photo holder.
Step Three. Place E-6000 adhesive on the edge of the candlestick as pictured, and set the nail on top.
Step Four. Apply more E-6000 glue over the nail and the rest of the edge of the candlestick top. Place the finial over top of the nail and candle top. Let it dry for several hours.
I think the gold finish of this DIY photo holder makes it look much more expensive than it is! The matching metallic finish makes the diverse pieces all fit together beautifully. The burlap pairs very nicely with the gold. This would be a fun way to display pictures with Santa this holiday season.
If you liked this DIY photo holder project, you may be interested in this similar idea for a DIY picture frame trio. Both are beautiful ways to display photos!
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Morena Hockley is the crafty mind behind the tutorials at morenascorner.com. Morena is a stay at home mom to four young children, and crafting is what helps her maintain her sanity. It’s a wonderful outlet and it’s how she gets her “me” time. In a past life, Morena was an elementary school teacher and an assistant principal. She misses teaching, so her blog is in a sense a virtual classroom. Swing by and check out Morena’s Corner!