Valentine Craft Idea | Photo Holders

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It doesn’t get any easier than this vibrant Valentine craft! Charming DIY photo holders make a sweet gift and an even sweeter display.

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One of my sweet spots is a DIY that is easy enough to do with kids but cool enough to want to do as an adult.

This is one of those!

These charming Valentine crafts come together incredibly quickly, and have a great payoff. They make lovely gifts – unless you decide to keep them for yourself!

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DIY Valentine Photo Holders

It’s a simple idea but super effective! The wooden block acts as a weight and a simple mini clothespin holds onto a photo to display.

I also love using these photo holders to display all of the little bits and pieces of ephemera I’ve collected over the years.

Old photo booth pictures, concert ticket stubs, or even (like I added to mine) a Zoltar ticket.

These are particularly fun in a kids’ or teen’s room, dorm rooms included! They don’t take a lot of space so it’s easy to tuck onto a shelf or ledge.

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More Valentine Gift Ideas

These make amazing gifts, but we’ve got a whole library full of ideas if you need more!

I took a moment to round up some of my favorite Valentine gift ideas from our archives for you below. Be sure to pin your favorites so that you can find them easily again once you’re ready to get crafty.

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Supplies You’ll Need

Plain Wooden Blocks. These comes in many sizes. The larger of the ones I used are 1.5″ blocks, which is a nice size for this project. This pack has an assortment of sizes, but you can also find these easily at your local craft store.

Mini Clothespins. For this project I like this size of clothespins. They’re strong enough to hold photos but small enough to fit on the blocks.

Craft Paint. If you need to build your collection, here’s a set with lots of great colors.

Paintbrushes. This set of brushes is always on hand in my craft stash for both my projects and my kids’ projects.

Krazy Glue or Glue Gun. I really like the bond that Krazy Glue creates when you use it on wood, it’s the strongest I’ve found for craft projects. But if you don’t have any on hand a glue gun will do the trick!

How to Make a Photo Holder Valentine Craft

  1. Wipe your blocks to make sure they’re free of any dust or debris.
  2. Add a strip of Krazy Glue to one side of your clothes pin. Don’t add any glue to the end that will hold the photos (this end will protrude above the block). Only add glue to the end that you would usually squeeze; this is the part that will be glued to the block.
  3. Press the pin and the block together and hold for a few seconds while it sets. Allow to fully dry for an hour or so.
  4. Next, use a fine tip paint brush to paint patterns on your cube. No need to paint a pattern on the bottom where the photo holder will rest.
  5. Once you’ve painted your patterns, allow the photo holders to completely dry and add your photos!
valentine craft
valentine craft

Hope you enjoy this quick and simple Valentine craft! xoxo

valentine craft
valentine craft

Photo Holder Valentine Craft

Yield: Photo Holders
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $15

It doesn't get any easier than this vibrant Valentine craft! Charming DIY photo holders make a sweet gift and an even sweeter display.

Materials

  • Plain wooden blocks
  • Mini clothespins
  • Krazy Glue
  • Craft paint

Tools

  • Paint brushes

Instructions

  1. Wipe your blocks to make sure they're free of any dust or debris.
  2. Add a strip of Krazy Glue to one side of your clothes pin. Don't add any glue to the end that will hold the photos (this end will protrude above the block). Only add glue to the end that you would usually squeeze; this is the part that will be glued to the block.
  3. Press the pin and the block together and hold for a few seconds while it sets. Allow to fully dry for an hour or so.
  4. Next, use a fine tip paint brush to paint patterns on your cube. No need to paint a pattern on the bottom where the photo holder will rest.
  5. Once you've painted your patterns, allow the photo holders to completely dry and add your photos!

Notes

It's a simple idea but super effective! The wooden block acts as a weight and a simple mini clothespin holds onto a photo to display.

I also love using these photo holders to display all of the little bits and pieces of ephemera I've collected over the years.

Old photo booth pictures, concert ticket stubs, or even (like I added to mine) a Zoltar ticket.

These are particularly fun in a kids' or teen's room, dorm rooms included! They don't take a lot of space so it's easy to tuck onto a shelf or ledge.

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