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


  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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