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It’s sort of like an adirondack chair for your photos, right?

This DIY wood easel for photos is just a little something special for your desktop! Best part: even though it’s made of wood, you won’t need to break out the power tools. Every part of this project can be completed at your craft table!

DIY Wooden Photo Easel | damask love

You’ll need:

  • a 4″ wide piece of basswood, 1/8″ thick
  • a craft knife
  • a ruler
  • a craft mat
  • a foam brush
  • paint
  • painter’s tape

DIY Wooden Photo Easel | damask love

Use your craft knife to cut the basswood into two pieces – one 6″ tall and another 3″ tall

DIY Wooden Photo Easel | damask love

Use a ruler to draw a line down the center of each piece. Since the basswood is 4″ wide, your line will be at 2″

DIY Wooden Photo Easel | damask love

Now, use your craft knife to cut narrow slits as shown. The slits should be at least 1/8″ thick.

DIY Wooden Photo Easel | damask love

DIY Wooden Photo Easel | damask love

Tape off the larger piece and paint the bottom half. Paint the entire smaller piece.

DIY Wooden Photo Easel | damask love

Allow the paint to dry and slide the pieces together!

DIY Wooden Photo Easel | damask love

DIY Wooden Photo Easel | damask love

DIY Wooden Photo Easel | damask love

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