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Make Memories Last: Holiday Photo Trays

Dec 15, 2015 By Beckie Farrant
Make Memories Last: Holiday Photo Trays

Happy Holidays! Beckie Farrant from Infarrantly Creative here to show you an easy way to preserve memories. These black photo trays from 7 Gypsies are a great way to add a little personalized spirit to your holiday decor. They are so versatile and you can use supplies you have on hand or color coordinate with your existing decorations. Plus, you can also change them out every month or season to keep them up year round. Here is my take on a winter layout!

Make Memories Last: Holiday Photo Trays

Supplies

● 7 Gypsies 4×6 Black Photo Tray
● Tripar 10” Display Easel
● Scrapbook Paper (I used DCWV Frosted Spruce Stack)
● Assorted Embellishments
● Photos
● Scissors
● Adhesive
● Paper Trimmer
● 3D Foam /Tabs
● Optional: Screwdriver

Step 1. Gather supplies. I paired DCWV Frosted Spruce Stack with 7 Gypsies’ 4×6 Black Photo Tray.

Make Memories Last: Holiday Photo Trays

Then I found matching embellishments I already had on hand. Ribbon, twine, buttons, rhinestones and stick pins, oh my! I love me some embellishments to give a project texture and interest.

Step 2. Fussy cutting details (cutting out a detail inside a scrapbook piece of paper) are a great way to add color coordinated embellishments. This also significantly reduces the cost of supplies. These detailed pages are included in the DCWV Frosted Spruce Stack and are perfect for cutting out and layering.

Make Memories Last: Holiday Photo Trays

Step 3. (Optional) The photos I wanted to use were horizontal which wouldn’t work with the tray’s original vertical openings. So I simply removed the handle from the top and reattached it to the side of the photo tray. The wood is pretty soft and I found it easy to reattach the handle with a screwdriver. Now my horizontal photos fit nicely!

Make Memories Last: Holiday Photo Trays

Step 4. Create mini 4×6 scrapbook layouts for each opening by combining photos, scrapbook paper and embellishments.

Make Memories Last: Holiday Photo Trays

Make Memories Last: Holiday Photo Trays

Make Memories Last: Holiday Photo Trays

Make Memories Last: Holiday Photo Trays

Use 3D foam squares to add dimension and interest when layering.  I chose all black and white to keep it a bit neutral this time around. However, the sky is the limit as far as colors, patterns and textures.

What makes this project so versatile is you can change the inserts from year to year or use the tray for future holidays. Here is one I made for Valentine’s Day.

Make Memories Last: Holiday Photo Trays

Looking for last minute Christmas gift ideas? Click on the pictures below for some free printable ideas.

Make Memories Last: Holiday Photo Trays

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