Photo Tree Centerpiece DIY!

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Welcome to Day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas Event!

Today I will be sharing a quick and easy Photo Tree Centerpiece!  Here is how mine turned out!

You guys know I love photos!  This is a quick and easy way to display them.  I used mine here as a centerpiece, but this can really go anywhere you want it!  Here is how I made mine!

I found my clips at Michael’s, but you can also find them here on Amazon!

I backed my photos with cheap brown kraft paper.  You can get this in the scrapbook section of any craft store.  I just think it gives it a good finished look!

And you are DONE!  How easy is that?  I made mine for under $15… Not too shanty! 😉

Here are a few more finished pics!

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We are 2 sisters sharing how we transform our homes on a budget! With 8 kiddos between the two of us, we put every naptime to good use ;-) !

From building projects like this Pedestal Dining Table for $125

and this $65 farmhouse table

To transforming things like this $15 mirror made from a Walmart mirror

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  1. Maria on March 4, 2019 at 5:28 am

    Hi ladies,
    You two are the bomb! I love your projects… Awesome! With your talent I’d love to see how you can give us pointers on recycling two upper cabinets into a bathroom storage with glass. I’d like to do it myself but don’t know how to begin.

  2. Neyra Peña Duran on January 19, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Hi! i love your ideas. I just have a question regarding the tree. Did you use a natural tree? In that case, did you treat the tree whith anythin to protect it? like varnish, for example?
    Thank you 🙂

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      Super excited because I built this myself and it turned out so beautifully! SO happy! I used the plans at to build mine – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha ???

      Go to www. – click the pink link above for some more plans! Best of luck on your building adventures! ????

  3. Brandy Campbell on December 7, 2012 at 12:20 am

    This is such a super cute idea!! I have 2 already done & awaiting pictures. (Had to order hooks lol from Amazon) but my question is ths. Are your pictures just standard 4x6s? Thanks so much for the wonderful project!!

  4. Emilou Ely on December 6, 2012 at 7:55 am

    GREAT!!!! I really like it, thanks for sharing. The foam is a super idea!

  5. Jenn Korolewski on December 5, 2012 at 9:42 am

    That’s such a great idea to use that foam. I’ve never thought of that!!

  6. Runt on December 5, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Wow that turned out really great and it looks so simple!

  7. Laurie Hutchinson on December 5, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Love that! Thanks for the tutorial!

  8. JuneA** on December 4, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Very clever! I’m going to make one, thanks for the how-to!

    • Shanty2Chic on December 4, 2012 at 7:48 pm

      Glad you like it! Good luck!! 😉

  9. Michael Wurm on December 4, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    LOVE THIS!! Putting the pictures on it is too perfect and oh so personal. What a fun project. Adore!!

  10. Loretta E on December 4, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    So smart to use spray foam! And your runner is awesome, too!

  11. FunkyJunk Donna on December 4, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Wow, this is amazing! The spray foam was one of those lightbulb moments… must stock it! Your tree is gorgeous but yeah… I also crave more info on that table runner. It is stunning!! Super cool post!

    • Shanty2Chic on December 4, 2012 at 3:27 pm

      Thank you Donna… I LOVE your button garland… Saw some in a magazine the other day… Your version is so much better!

  12. Marianne Songbird on December 4, 2012 at 9:42 am

    What a lovely project. And your styling is gorgeous! So is the photography. So in short what a wonderful post.

    • Shanty2Chic on December 4, 2012 at 3:27 pm

      Thanks so much Marianne! I appreciate it! 😉

  13. Thistle Wood on December 4, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Okay….you had me at the table runner! I love everything….and great tip on filling the pot with foam!
    Thanks for inspiring me today!

    • Shanty2Chic on December 4, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      You are sweet Karianne… I was checking out your photos this morning. Your house looks like a magazine… LOVE!

  14. Na Rob on December 4, 2012 at 8:18 am

    hey girls! where did ya’ll get your table runner is so rustic

    • Shanty2Chic on December 4, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      Thanks! Target… It is Threshold brand 😉

  15. Kimberly Hottenstein on December 4, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Great idea. Where did you find the hanging clips?

    • Shanty2Chic on December 4, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      I put a link in the post to some on Amazon… I found mine at Michael’s if you have one close 🙂

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