Some of the holiday gifts I created this past season were born of a fallen birch tree. The pieces I enjoyed creating the most this year were birch photo holders.
Inspired by the sea, I decided to fashion a new design for an original card/art/photo holder from the ever-growing ocean stone collection I have gathered from the beaches near our home!
Now we can create a stone card holder just for you! Perhaps it will hold a seasonal card on your nature table, a special photo, or your children's artwork! How about sharing your Etsy business cards in a stone card holder too?
Let's get started!
You will need:
Stones, scissors, thin floral wire, wool felt, a small cap to trace, thin marker, and glue.
Begin by cutting an arm's length of thin floral wire. Next, fold the wire in half to double the wire.
With a pencil or knitting needle, create a loop to serve as the actual card holder.
Twist the wire twice around the pencil, making sure it is a big enough loop to hold your photo.
When complete, one side of the loop will hold the front of the photo. The other side of the loop will support the back, sandwiching your photo in the center. You now have the main loop formed that will hold your cards or photos.
Center the wire loop at the top of your stone, while wrapping both the left and right side around the stone to meet underneath.
When your two wire ends meet under the stone, pull tight and make your first twist in the wire. Twist the wires together neatly and securely.
Next take out the felt. Now find a lid and begin to trace a small circular shape onto the felt. This circle of felt will next be glued over the twisted wires to form a covering for the wire and a cushion for your table.
Glue the felt circle over the wire and flip the stone over. Your photo holder is now complete!
Their artwork made this project all the more beautiful and cherished! Won't you make a few of your own and see just what will appear displayed in yours!