More Photo Placement or Hanging Options
Unframed Photo Holders:
if you purchase mini frames elsewhere with no means of attachment or a frame, try this:
Remove the backer board from the frame first.
Punch the hole in the backer/easel board with an awl.
Insert and tie sheer ribbon or a 1/8" - 1/4" wide ribbon
make a hanging loop or slip knot.
Re-attach the back / easel.
You could also remove the backer, easel and contents, tie a ribbon on the short edge of the frame with a slip knot then, replace the easel, etc. Make sure the photo will be correctly balanced on your tree.
Magnetize a Metal Photo Frame:
Use a very strong metal magnet (1/8" - 1/4" thick) on the top edge or back side of the frame. This works best with a family photo tree that has flat arms. The thin, round arms on most of our trees will not provide a wide enough bonding surface. Please note: magnetized photo pouches or paint will not be strong enough to hold your frames on the tree.
Magnetize an Acrylic Photo Frame:
Attach a very strong metal magnet (1/8" - 1/4" thick) on the top edge. A magnet strip attached at the top of the frame will allow you to insert two photos - one slightly smaller than the other. This works best with a family photo tree that has flat arms. The thin, round arms on most of our trees will not provide a wide enough bonding surface. Just be sure to deduct the width of the magnet from the length of the second photo so that your back photo is placed below the magnet. Magnetized paper photo pouches or paint will not be strong enough to hold your frames on the tree.
Create an Acrylic Photo Holder:
Drill a small hole in an acrylic frame then insert your ribbon, etc. through the hole and slip know. 1/8" - 1/4" ribbon works best. Measure the hole carefully and choose a drill bit slightly smaller than the size hole you want. Save time by purchasing our pre-drilled acrylic photo holders.
Wood frame: Insert a small screw eye into the top edge of the frame. Loop ribbon through it and hang.
No room to hang every framed photo?
Use an ornament hook to stagger the hanging height of your frames on the tree.
Need to hang a lot of photos? Use our clear acrylic photo holders. Or, reduce photos, laminate, use decorative scissors to cut them out and hang them un-framed.
First, reduce your photos so that they will fit on your tree. Cut them out.
Gather and group them on one side of a sheet of laminating paper then, l
aminate the photos.
Cut them out using straight or decorative edge scissors.
Punch a hole in the top with a decorative hole punch, an awl or a one hole punch.
Create a slip knot as described above using a solid color or decorative ribbon (1/8" - 1/4" wide), sheer ribbon etc. Brightly colored rubber bands would add a causal note and visual interest to a kids' family photo tree. Staples Office Supply has a 1-1/2 oz box that
includes blue, orange, yellow, lime, purple and pink in assorted sizes for 75c.
Attach the photos to your tree.