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Modern technology is a blessing and a curse.  Blessing: digital cameras.  Curse: never printing all the awesome pictures we take.  So, what to do with all the photos we never display?  Display them in cool wire holders!

Another fun gift I made for the holidays were twisted wire photo holders kinda like this but better, because I made it!  Here’s a quick and dirty tutorial on how I did it and what I used.

Getting started with all my supplies:  Wire, wire cutters, vases, styrofoam, glue stick (to wrap wire around) and decorative rocks. hot glue gun not pictured.

I used a slightly heavier gauge wire than I’ve seen in some of these kinda things.  Available at your local home mega store.  This whole roll was about $6

So, I ditched the glue stick and found the marker was a better wire wrapping mold.

I put some foam in the vase and inserted my twisted wire.  I applied hot glue then added my decorative rocks.

Add photos and Ta-Dah!

I also used flower pots, small wooden boxes, salt shakers and shot glasses as my holders.  They all turned out super cute.  Just one more fun way to up-cycle.