Sunday, February 11, 2018

How to make a wire photo or card holder

With just a piece of bailing wire you can turn old salt and pepper shakers into a place you can display your photos. What a beautiful center piece for a wedding or party.

Here's what you need :

Any miscellaneous shaker, with or without a mate

Bailing wire- 16 or 18 gauge- approx. 12 '' per holder
Home Depot approx. $3.00 a roll
One roll will last a lifetime!

Needle nose Pliers

A pencil to wrap around
Cut a piece of wire about 12''
Use pliers to curl in at one end. This will protect you from the sharp ends.

          Make a loop, about the size of a quarter-twice, this is where the photo will be held.

Wrap the straight end 2 or 3 times around a pencil. Slide the pencil out and your holder is done.

             Use your hands to straighten and adjust where needed. Now decide how tall you
                                       want your holder to be and trim with pliers.

                                                         Here are some variations. Have fun !
                                      I used mine to display some vintage Valentines.

Let me know if you enjoyed making these !
Thank you,
xox LisaS


  1. Sounds easy enough. Hope I can do it.

    1. It is easy, I'm glad you are going to give it a try!

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  3. I've been meaning to do something like this. Where does the time go?

    1. You will be ready for the next Holiday!

  4. So clever--I would haven't thought to do that! Thanks for sharing at Party in Your PJs!

    1. Thank you Donna ! I enjoyed the party and thanks for stopping by.


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