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!!


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

  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.

  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!!

  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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