So happy to share this easy photo holder tutorial using scrap spindles and wire with you!
Be sure to read through the entire post to see more great projects using bits and pieces.
Here's a quick tutorial on how to make these darling photo holders:
- scrap booking paper
- wooden blocks (I used children's building blocks)
- glue stick
- 16 gauge black tie wire
- Wire Cutters
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Random reclaimed items, bottles, spindles etc
- not shown: drill, paper cutter (optional)
Permanent Glue Stick
I used 16 gauge dark annealed steel wire, needle nose pliers (for cutting and bending wire) and an old chair spindle (for coiling wire).
I like using the old chair spindle because it narrows to a smaller diameter. Wrap the wire around 2 ½ times.
Slide the coiled wire off of the spindle.
Use the needle nosed pliers to grab the inner circle piece and twist it around to make your coil. Flatten the coil.
Mod black and white
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.