How to make a photo display easel

When my 88 year old granddad came to visit from France, I naturally took lots of pictures of him. I then had the happy task of deciding how to display all these photographs. I wanted to make some sort of a paper easel that would hold a lot of pictures, but at the same time I wanted to alternate which picture was on display.

The easel that I came up with could also easily be used to make your own calendar, or perhaps display a quote for the day.




  • 1 Piece of lightweight chipboard 12×12
  • Patterned paper of your choice (for the easel and for the photo pages)
  • Adhesive ( I used the Scotch Advanced Tape Glider)
  • Scoreboard
  • Cinch and wire


Directions For The Easel:

  • Cover the 12×12 piece of chipboard with some designer paper of your choice.



  • Cut the card down the middle to create two 6×12 sheets (this will make two easels).



  • Using your scoreboard and working on the 12″ side of your board, score the card at the 5, 6 & 7″ score lines.



  • Fold the card in an accordion style.



  • Punch holes in each end of the card using the Cinch.



The Cinch tells you for a 6″ piece of card to pull peg 12.


Directions For The Photo Pages:

  • Cut your patterned paper into 6×5 pieces.
  • Punch holes in the top of each 6×5 piece (doing this first helps with the placements of photos and embellishments).


  • Choose pictures and adhere to the paper.
  • At this point, decorate with any optional embellishments.


Put the pictures and the easel together with the cinch & wire and bind in the usual manner.


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