DIY Holiday Stacking Photo Cards

DIY Holiday Stacking Photo Cards

Here’s a fun & simple DIY gift to give your friends and family this year. Inspired by the iconic House of Cards designed by Charles & Ray Eames, these personalized DIY Holiday Stacking Photo Cards make a great holiday centerpiece and they’re a fun way to share the joys of the past year with your loved ones.

We came up with this project as a way to use the bazillion photographs we’ve been printing ever since we received the new PIXMA MG7120 printer from our friends at Canon. The handy device makes it a snap to print & scan wirelessly from your iPhone, iPad, or Android device from virtually anywhere. So when you’re out and about and experience one of those “magical moments,” you can simply snap a pic and send it to the printer. How cool is that?

The stacking photo cards are a cinch to make—all you need is a little Mod Podge, some paint chips, a pair of scissors, and a stack of your favorite photos.

DIY Holiday Stacking Photo Cards

What you Need

  • Variety of paint chips in the colors of your choice
  • Inkjet printer (we used our new Canon PIXMA MG7120)
  • Inkjet printer paper
  • Modge Podge glue
  • Scissors
  • Optional, but highly recommended – round corner punch (available at any craft store)
DIY Holiday Stacking Photo Cards

Instructions

  1. Collect paint chips in various colors. Solid color paint chips work best.
  2. Print 25-30 of your favorite photos from your smartphone using the new Canon PIXMA MG7120.
  3. Glue photo and paint chips together, back-to-back, using Modge Podge glue.
  4. Once the glue has dried, cut the cards down to a playing card size.
  5. Round the corners with a round corner punch (optional).
  6. Cut 1/8” slots into the cards on each of the four sides (two on the longer sides, roughly 1” from the edge on either side, and one in the middle of the shorter sides).
  7. Stack them to create a Christmas tree or photo card tower.

Happy holidays and happy crafting!


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  • http://morgharpnich.com/ Morg Harp Nich

    Wow, this is amazing!
    Way to go, Canon (and Handmade Charlotte of course!)
    I wonder if I could do this.

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    Hi Morg,

    These are super easy to make. They’re really fun to play with after you make them. The kids got a big kick out of stacking each other!

    Thanks for stopping in!

    xoxo,

    Rachel

  • Suzanne

    One of my favorite things to do every holiday season is to think up a creative photo concept. I have a photographer friend who then takes fun shots of my family. This year we did a superhero theme. I’m thinking it would be great to take all the outtakes and make one of these for the grandparents. Come to think of it, my three-year-old would love constructing this with family faces too. What a great idea, Rachel!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    Hi Suzanne,

    Thanks so much for the kind note. I love your super hero theme. I would love to see it! Sounds awesome! The cards are fun…I’m semi obsessed with printing straight from my phone.

    Happy Holidays,

    Rachel Faucett

  • t.potts

    These turned out amazing. Love this idea. Definitely “in the cards” for next year.

  • t.potts

    would you recommend laminating them or do they seem to hold up without the extra effort?