How to make pebble photo holders

Bring your family snaps out of hiding with Style at Home's fab photo holder project

craft wire photo and stone
(Image credit: Future PLC/David Giles)

craft wire project

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Giles)

Don't leave digital images to gather virtual dust on your computer hard drive or allow prints to lay buried in albums - try Style at Home's creative solution and display your favourite snaps all around your home instead. Gather a pile of old and new piccies - coloured and black and white - and spend an hour or two reliving all those lovely memories.

Takes 20 min for one

Costs £6.74 for two

What you'll need

Large flat pebbles, From £1.50 for 1kg (try Rainbow Florist Supplies - please note it is illegal to remove stones and pebbles from beaches, always buy from a proper source)

Blu-Tack, £1.99, HobbyCraft

Thick craft wire, £3.25 per roll, HobbyCraft

Small pliers

Lots of family photographs

Tip Make your holders as tall or short as you like - vary the heights for a relaxed look

two pebbles craft

(Image credit: David Giles)

1) Choose two pebbles that sit well one on top of the other -
ideally one should be fairly flat on both sides and the second, just
flat on one. Fuse together using a blob of Blu-Tack (the flat pebble is
the bottom one).

2) Cut a piece of wire 50cm long and bend one end to form two
heart shapes, making one smaller than the other. Stretch the rest of the
wire out to form the stem. Decide how long you want it to be then, at
this point, wrap the wire around the pebbles at least three times.

pebbleswire craft

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Giles)

3) Take the remaining length of wire and twist back up the
stem of the photo holder to the heart and down again to make the holder
sturdy. Pop a photo between the two hearts.

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