DIY Photo Holders

2 Materials
20 Minutes

My hubby had brought me home a bucket of porch finials and old spindles he had picked up at a yard sale. Does he know what I like or what! I decided I needed to use some up on projects. I took these two porch finials and repurposed them into photo Holders

Finial photo holders

Tools and Supplies

I used some copper wire we had leftover from another project and a drill, glue gun and you will need something round like a wooden spoon handle or an old baster like I used.

Drilling the hole

First I found the center of the top of the finial. Then drill down as far as your drill can go. The further you can put your wire in the more stable it will be.

Curling your wire

Use anything round that you can wrap your wire around. I wrapped mine twice but went back and did a total of four wraps.

Wrapping the wire

The more wraps you do the tighter the hold will be on the photo you use.


Then just stick your wire in your hole and I added a dap of hot glue to stabilize it even more.

The finished product

You can tell here that I wrapped a couple more times. I felt it was too high otherwise.

Now on to repurposing some more of the yard sale finds. I have a bucket of old spindles. Stay tuned!

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1 question
  • San87tx
    on Jul 24, 2020

    Cute!! I will have to try it.

    were did you put the photos at for an idea

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  • Melin
    on Jul 25, 2020

    How clever and cute is that ~ LOVE it!

    Thank you for sharing!

  • Kathleen
    on Jul 26, 2020

    I just came across a few large drapery rod finials the other day while I was cleaning and wondered what to do with them. Now I know! Thanks for the clever idea!

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