Hello again!! It’s Laura here to show you how to make a cute little photo holder when you are in a pinch for a last minute gift! I am so excited to show you this using Kelleigh Ratzlaff’s Jewelry Box Template! This little box can be used for many great things but when I first saw it, I thought to myself, this would make such a cute photo holder!! And so, that is what I did!
First, the supplies I used were:
- Premium Matte Photo Paper
- Ready for Spring by Elise and Jude
- Kelleigh Ratzlaff’s Jewelry Box Template
- glue gun
- mod podge/brush
- craft wire
First I gathered all of my supplies. I opened up photoshop and used Kelleigh’s template for my base. I knew that I wanted to use the pretty little flowers in this particular kit so I just added a bunch of them on the parts surrounding the template.
I then proceeded to cut all of the little flowers out as well as my template. I used a technique that I got from Mari’s Hybrid Hair clips for the flowers! All you have to do is scrunch the flowers up a bit and mod podge them so they will look like they are actual flowers. You can find the whole tutorial here.
After about 20 minutes or so, the flowers should be dry. While they were drying I assembled my box. (You can add some weight inside the box by using some glass stones or even pebbles if you want. Just about anything will work since you won’t be seeing it. Just make sure you use your glue gun to secure it to the bottom!)
Now take some craft wire. Wrap it around a pencil, or wooden dowel in a spiral shape. Make sure it’s long enough so that you can fold up the edges to hold the picture, and also make a base to stick inside the box.
Now get your glue gun and glue it to the inside of the top flap of your box!
Once it’s dry, go ahead and start adding your flowers!! I added buttons and some ribbon as well as a cute little tag to jazz it up a bit!
Now that you are finished you can place your photo in the holder!! Wasn’t that easy?!
I really hope you enjoyed this as much as I did making it! Thanks for looking and happy (hybrid) scrapping!