Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Spindle Photo Holder

I found these wonderful, chippy spindle pieces this past weekend in my friend Susan's booth space and I had to have them.  They have such a fabulous old patina and I thought they would make cute photo or card holders.
This is a super simple project and is actually a take on a project I posted last year.

For this holder I predrilled three holes in the spindle and then hammered in some old nails.  The two nails on the ends are centered and the nail in the middle is slightly off-centered.
Off-centering the middle nail gives just enough room to slide a picture or a card between the nails.
That's all there is to it.
Pictured below is the photo holder I posted last year that was the inspiration for my current photo holder project.  Although I used a block of wood and bolts for last year's project, you can see the layout is the same.  Complete project details can be viewed here.
Before I sign off I want to say thank you for all of the nice comments welcoming me back!  You all are the best!!

Jane

43 comments:

  1. Another warm hug from here welcoming your return <3

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  2. Again... you take a simple ordinary 'thing' and make it so special. Take blogging for instance...
    :)
    ...oh, and the photo holder is cool too. Pat

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  3. Simply perfect! I love both photo holders....thanks so much for sharing them with someone whose brain doesn't think that way!

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  4. what a wonderful idea, I must keep my eyes open for similar wooden pieces. I hope you don't mind but I have pinned your pic on Pinterest.

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  5. Welcome Back!
    As always I love your creative ideas!

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  6. Both ideas are great, I love the shapes of the spindles:@)

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  7. Nice idea ! An old think with a new life !
    Olympia

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  8. You are a genius! I love this idea (both of them) but that spindle is awesome!!!
    Glad you're back!
    Susan
    Homeroad

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  9. So glad to see that you are back! Love to see your creative inspiration. Miss you!

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  10. Love those old spindles! What a great idea to make them into frames/photo holders!
    xx
    Anne

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  11. We think you are the best, Jane. Glad to see you back, inspiring all of us with your creativity. Love this photo holder...even I could do this one!!!

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  12. Oooh, another post! So great to have you back... (I'm working on my Halloween pic to be hung via a trouser hanger as we speak). :) Love the old spindle photo holder too. Now... to find an old spindle bit...

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  13. Jane that spindle is really special. I'm glad you made it into a picture holder. So glad to see you posting again!
    hugs, Linda

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  14. So happy to see you posting again Jane. I love to see what creative things you come up with. You are very inspiring.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  15. I love the architectural feeling of this project...so simple, but so perfect! Your projects always make me look at ordinary items in extraordinary ways! XO

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  16. Jane, how I've missed your creativity! So glad to see you posting again. laurie

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  17. You have the best ideas. Now to find something like that for me to use as a picture holder. Love it.

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  18. I am thrilled to see you back sharing your wonderfully warming ideas. Thank you.

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  19. cute idea! You always come up with great repurposing ideas!

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  20. So love when I look in my emails and see your name glad you are back I just love your things HUGS from Ohio

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  21. Welcome back Jane! I've missed you and I am so happy that you're posting again!! You are my creative inspiration for all things "junk". Hugs, Gail

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  22. Welcome back...I have missed you. Such a simple idea for the photo holder...love it!

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  23. Oh, Jane, I'm so happy you are back. I've been checking your website frequently and today you made my day! I've missed you and your creativity. I hope your down time was wonderful and am so looking forward to your new projects now that you have returned. Take good care, I'll keep you in my prayers and Welcome Back!!!

    Jane G.

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  24. AGAIN...What can I say but AWESOME...

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  25. Jane! Welcome back! I checked your blog over a week ago to see if you were back. Can't wait to see all the great projects you'll feature. Hope you are well.

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  26. Jane, it's good to see you back posting your creative ideas. Think of you often........Sarah

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  27. Oh Jane is is another simple, but fabulously creative project!! YEA our Jane is back!

    Carol

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  28. Than god your back!!life was definitely getting boring without you!!

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  29. Now that is a really neat idea...love it! I've never left very many comments (if any) but I do watch your blog. You don't 'know' me but I do think of you and it's nice to see you are back to creating.
    Faye

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  30. I love old chippy things, but now I love them even more with this idea! Welcome back Jane, I am so glad to see you got back your blog groove!

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  31. so wonderful to see you are bk!!! love your blog!

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  32. Now aren't you just too smart?
    I would never have thought of that

    yes I am glad your back also

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  33. "chippy" is such a fun and descriptive word.

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  34. I'm glad to see you back too! We can find ourselves a little 'dry' once in a while and that's always a good time to take a break - after all, blogging is supposed to be something we do for ourselves, and to satisfy something in our creative selves. When it becomes an obligation it's not good! I love this little idea you've given us.

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  35. Great project... as usual. It's nice to see you back. I hope you're doing well. ~ Birgit

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  36. Jane, just discovered your blog and you are girl after my own heart and passion!! I love making stuff out of the unexpected, especially using vintage items to create something unique. I've enjoyed having a look around on your blog and you are very talented! Love your ideas and creations!
    Tina

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  37. Hi Jane ... so happy to see you back. I love the spindle photo holder. You are so creative and I want to copy everything that you do.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
    Timeless Treasures

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  38. Loved those photo holders! They look wonderful.

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  39. I'm going to try this when I get home.
    I love it and I think I have everything I need on hand.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Tam

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Thanks for stopping by. I really enjoy reading all of your comments!