Sunday, January 9, 2011

Photo Holders

I needed something to put on my fireplace mantel since I took down all my Christmas stuff and I found this cute tutorial and wanted to try it. I couldn't find the exact items she used for her photo displays but I think my turned out pretty darn cute.

I used small wooden candle holders for the bottom and then turned them upside down and used them for the top of the holders as well. I could not find small wooden finials anywhere and the ones I found online were way to expensive so I improvised and am happy with how it looks. I used a dark stain for the edges, and the wooden decorations on the front but it doesn't show up very well in the photo. I might add a little more to make it stand out.

I love the way it looks with black and white photos because my living room is has a lot of black accents so it works out well. Now I need to make something to go above the pictures, so stay tuned to see what I do!


The Autocrat: Haley said...

Good idea on using the candle holder as the finial!! You're right, they do get expensive. They still look super fabulous!

Tammy said...

i made some of these too! don't ya just love 'em, easy and cute. looks great.

Wendy@Craft Goodies said...

Those look fantastic, think I might haveto try them too! Thanks for linking!

Stef said...

I love these!!! I'm putting these on my to-do list ;)