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PANTONE MY WEAKNESS: DIY PHOTO HOLDERS

Pantone/ paint store color swatches are my weakness. I would have to say that everytime I step foot in a home improvement store they call out my name! There is “NO” shame in walking out with handfulls of color swatches is there?! Let’s just hope nobody you know is watching! I made these as a special gift for a friend and coordinated them with her office colors. The best part of this DIY is that not only can you paint them in any color and or design you can also paint each side of them a different color so the possibilities are endless.

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MATERIALS:

  • Wooden Square Blocks – I used two different sizes from (Michaels)
  • 16 gauge gold jewelry wire
  • Wire Cutters
  • Drill / drill bit
  • Latex Paint / primer
  • Painters Tape
  • Black Vinyl
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Foam Brushes

INSTRUCTIONS:

First begin by marking top center of each block. Then proceed by drilling a 1/16″ hole on each of your blocks.

Sand each block before applying white paint or you can use primer first then paint. Wait for it to dry.

Make your paint color selections then mark your blocks about 1″ from the top on the larger blocks and 3/4″from the top for the smaller blocks and tape. Then start painting each block. I did about 2-3 coats of paint.

Keep tape on each block as you will use that as a guide to apply your vinyl letters or you could use black stickers.

Download Cameo file HERE. Once you have printed your words in two different sizes, apply the letters to the blocks very carefully. At this point you can remove the painters tape. If you do not own a cameo or wish not to use one just purchase black alphabet stickers and apply them to your blocks.

Remove tape carefully and now you are ready to measure and cut the wire for the top of your wood squares. I tiered mine since I also used two different size blocks.

Wrap the wire around a screw driver shaft about 4 to 5 times close together, then cut the wire.

Grab your favorite images and you are all set to go!


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What is your favorite pantone color or paint colors this year? I would love to know?!

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