It's another DIY crafty Monday post. Today, I'm making simple photo holders from 28-gauge wire. I'm always looking for simple and clever ways to display photos around the house. What could be more fun than wire-twisted photo holders that look like little cameras?
Start by gathering your supplies: wire pliers, 28-gauge wire and some of your favorite photos.
Now comes the fun part. 1. Start by twisting the wire into a tight little spiral. This will be the "lens" of the camera. 2. Grab the wire about 1/2" away from the spiral. 3. Bend to a 90 degree angle.
4. Estimate another 1/4" or so and bend the wire to another 90 degree angle. Repeat this for steps 5, 6 & 7. To make the "flash", bend the wire directly above the "lens" following steps 8-11. To finish off, bend the wire along the same angles until you get to the bottom of the camera and bend straight down following steps 12-14. 15. Finally, twist the other end of the wire into a slight circle to stabilize the bottom.
Place your camera-shaped wire into your favorite vase and insert photo.
You could also leave off the "flash" part to make a square, Instagram looking camera.
Fill your vase with a few more twisted wires. Vary the height by bending some wires shorter than others.
Fill with photos for a fun photo display!
I'll be sharing a few more crafty tutorials over the next few Mondays, so be sure to stop by again. :)