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Block Photo Holder

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Display photos with this simple photo holder project. Use it as a party favor or a way to show off photos around your home.

Painted block rosette photo holder

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • 2 - clamps
  • 6-inch coping saw
  • 120-grit sandpaper


  • Rosette corner block, #219175
  • Valspar spray paint, Frosty Berry
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Step 1

Attach a clamp to the sides of the rosette at the bottom. Then clamp the first clamp to a work surface to hold it steady.

Step 2

Find the center of the block along its thickness and draw a straight line there from side to side and 1/4-inch down on both sides.

Step 3

Using a coping saw, cut a 1/4-inch-deep notch at the line. Sand the edges with 120-grit sandpaper until smooth.

Step 4

Spray-paint the block in your desired color. (We used Frosty Berry.) Let dry.

Step 5

Insert the photo into the groove.