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How to Make a Photo Holder | Easy Stocking Stuffer!

Learn how to make personalized wood photo holders for everyone on your Christmas list. A photo display stand is a great stocking stuffer!

Disclosure: Products for this post were provided by Walnut Hollow. All opinions are mine alone.


The best Christmas gifts? Those that are meaningful and functional… timeless and stylish… suitable for him or for her. As a stocking stuffer or a gift set, these personalized wood photo holders are a thoughtful handmade gift — perfect for everyone on your list!

Learn how to make personalized wood photo holders for everyone on your Christmas list. A photo display stand is a great stocking stuffer! Photo Stand, Photo Display, stockingstuffer #diy

Today is my first post as part of the 2017 Edition of Handmade Holidays {you might remember my modern advent wreath or personalized recipe box from 2016’s edition}. At the end of this post, you’ll find 30+ more Handmade Gift Ideas. Then, tomorrow, I’ll be back with a DIY Holiday Decor Idea.

Personalized Wood Photo Holder

Supplies

Learn how to make personalized wood photo holders for everyone on your Christmas list. A photo display stand is a great stocking stuffer! Photo Stand, Photo Display, stockingstuffer #diy

Instructions

The Walnut Hollow 10 Piece Whittler’s Kit includes 5 long wood blocks {approx. 4″ long}, and 5 short wood blocks {approx. 2″ long}. The photo stand is made using the long blocks, which means that each whittler’s kit will make 5 stands.

Begin by placing the long blocks into a mitre box. Use the 90-degree guide to saw a slit, approximately a 1/2″ into the wood.

Learn how to make personalized wood photo holders for everyone on your Christmas list. A photo display stand is a great stocking stuffer! Photo Stand, Photo Display, stockingstuffer #diy

If you haven’t used a mitre box before, it’s a nice tool to have on hand. It doesn’t require power, which makes it beginner-friendly for a DIY newbie.

Next, use the Walnut Hollow Creative Woodburner Detailer to personalize the photo stand. I used the letter “G” for our last name; but you could do a monogram, full name, or simply words like “Love” or “Smile!”

Learn how to make personalized wood photo holders for everyone on your Christmas list. A photo display stand is a great stocking stuffer! Photo Stand, Photo Display, stockingstuffer #diy

Finally, stain the wood. I apply stain with a foam brush because they are inexpensive and can be tossed in the trash. Use an old rag to remove the excess stain.

Learn how to make personalized wood photo holders for everyone on your Christmas list. A photo display stand is a great stocking stuffer! Photo Stand, Photo Display, stockingstuffer #diy

So simple.. and so stylish, right?! Plus, everyone has photos to display. So, this stocking stuffer is for guys and gals, young and old. To create a larger gift, gather several photo stands and tie them together with jute twine. Then, package the set with several sentimental photo prints.

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Learn how to make personalized wood photo holders for everyone on your Christmas list. A photo display stand is a great stocking stuffer! Photo Stand, Photo Display, stockingstuffer #diy

These wooden stands are great for more than just photos. Display artwork or use it to hold business cards. Package it as a recipe stand and gift it with personalized recipe cards and a homemade cookie mix {you can even make a special leather gift tag to label the jar}.

Learn how to make personalized wood photo holders for everyone on your Christmas list. A photo display stand is a great stocking stuffer! Photo Stand, Photo Display, stockingstuffer #diy

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