How to make pebble photo holders

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    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

    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.

    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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