Last week I posted about shopping in the hardware department of a Bargain Barn and I pictured a couple of simple projects using pieces I purchased that day.
Today I want to show you how I used another one of the hardware items I picked up last week.
When I saw these small angle brackets (approximately 1" across x 3/4" from the top edge to the bend) I immediately thought about using them for a picture holder.
My thought was to stack one bracket on top of the other leaving a slight gap between the two to accomodate a photo or postcard. The holes in the brackets made it perfect to join the two pieces together by screwing them into a piece of wood.
Now as luck would have it I found a huge box of wood pieces at a thrift store the same day I found all the hardware (I know it sounds too good to be true but it really happened that way). Several of the pieces were cut to a 2 1/2" x 1" size....perfect as the base for my photo holder.
I painted the wood black, adhered some scrapbook paper on all sides, distressed and antiqued it and screwed the brackets to the top.
This is a picture of the back of the photo holder.
And here is the front. The ones I have made so far are Halloween themed. I participate in a fall craft show in my hometown and I think they will be perfect for my booth.
Here's the holder displaying a 1993 Halloween picture of my son.
And here's a second holder I made displaying a 1992 Halloween photo.
I think I'm going to have fun making more of these. I have plans to make some to display back to school pictures and some for Christmas photos and cards. I think they would make great recipe holders too.
Have a great week.