I made a version of these easy and jolly yarn and twig photo holders a few years back and I’ve been meaning to write about them for all this time. I’m so happy to finally share these with you! They are super simple to make, with simple and inexpensive supplies, and make the CUTEST gifts for the holidays.
My photos are 5″ x 7″ from Artifact Uprising. I love that place (no, this is not an ad). I get all of my matte, border photos from there. And I also get their softcover photo books. I love their website, it works the best for me.
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Supplies for Yarn and Twig Photo Holders:
~ Clothespins (you can use regular clothespins, mine are a smaller size)
How to Make Yarn and Twig Photo Holders:
1. Start by clipping the clothespins to the top of your photo.
2. Now find the center of your twig, and put two dots of hot glue underneath the clothespins where they sit on the twig.
3. Take the photo off. Now you can start wrapping your yarns.
4. Choose a good color palette for your photo.
5. Start wrapping! I wanted these to look a bit messy so I made some parts chunkier than others and used different yarn thicknesses. I did hot glue the ends of the yarn down, then wrapped over the ends to hide them.
6. Add a holder, I chose baker’s twine, but you can use one of the thinner yarn colors.
This is the one I made four years ago. I used it to hang a small watercolor I had painted. I also used regular sized clothespins and covered them with washi tape.
And here is a longer version I made one year for our advent calendar. It was a combination advent/kindness calendar, and inside each little “envelope” I put in a dollar! Now that I think about it, that seems like I’m paying them to be kind… but at the time, I remember not having anything else to put in! Usually, I would put in a little treat 🙂
The little photo holders are SO quick to make. The hardest part is finding the right twig! These would also be so cute hanging from your Christmas tree! Also a great, low-cost gift idea any time of year.
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Did you like this post? Here are some more projects with yarn and twigs: