Thursday, January 8, 2015

Vintage Door Knob photo holder

Earlier this week I posted on Instagram, (follow me for scintillating posts like that, haha)  that I had received my photo order of this year's family photos.

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I had a bunch of fancy new photos and needed something new to do with them.


I made a vintage door knob photo holder.


Last fall, I picked up these vintage door knobs and have 
been waiting for the right project to use them.  
The picture holder was the just the thing!


For the back board, I cut a 1x4 down to 3 feet.  Then stained it.



The doorknobs all had different sized holes so I used a variety of dowels 
to hold the knobs on the board.  


I drilled holes in the board that matched the size of each of the dowels.  


I cut the dowels down to about 1-1.5 inches, depending on the knobs.  
Then I glued them into the drilled holes in the boards.  
I had to use a variety of glues to attach to door knobs to the dowels because all of them were different.  I used hot glue, e6000 and wood glue.  


I ordered my photos from mpix,  (Not getting paid for this, just passing on an awesome photo place.)  
and had them printed in 10 x 13 and mounted to mat board to give them a little extra weight.  
That way I don't have to frame them.


I looped some ribbon and simply taped it to the back of the photos with packing tape.  
How's that for simple?


I had our family photo printed 16 x 20 and mounted on double weight mat board, then placed it into the frame I had last years photo in.  

I'm pretty happy with how simple it was to do this!!  
And looking at those photos of my babes makes me so happy!!




5 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I love the vintage knobs, they look so perfect holding your kiddos pictures! :)

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  2. What a great idea! I have a few knobs laying around, but my favorite part is how you have the photos mounted on the foam core.

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  3. This is so stinking cute! I adore those knobs!! I would love it if you stopped over at my blog and link up!! This is such a great idea, and the foam boards were a great touch!!
    Jess www.LiveRandomlySimple.com

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  4. These are so cute! Love the vintage knobs for holding the pictures. Great idea using the mat board, keep them from curling too over time.

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