advertisement

advertisement

No Thanks
Let
Keep In Touch With MarthaStewart.com

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

Project

Photo Chain How-To

    

Introduction

Make a photo-chain Advent calendar for faraway friends and family. Slide pictures into postcard holders and hide them with numbered cards. Family members can transfer the pictures to a photo album or hang up this display. You can use swatches of decorative paper or even holiday wrapping paper instead of the numbered cards.

Materials

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Print out our numbered cards and trim them to size, or cut decorative paper to size. Slide photos into the holder and cover with the papers.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, November 2011

Reviews (13)

  • eilval 9 Nov, 2012

    I love your Photo-chain Advent Calendar Tree and would like to link it to my " How to make a Stuffed Christmas Advent Calendar Tree.Thanks for sharing.

  • eilval 9 Nov, 2012

    I love your Photo-chain Advent Calendar Tree and would like to link it to my " How to make a Stuffed Christmas Advent Calendar Tree.Thanks for sharing.

  • heartopensky 11 Dec, 2011

    P.S. The best price around for fabric ribbon of respectable quality is PaperMart.com. For example, 50 yds of 5/8" grosgrain @ PaperMart is $2.87/roll (and you can buy just one roll). trimbowribbon.com has 53 yds. of 5/8" grosgrain for $21.11. No, I don't work for these guys, but I bought all my wedding ribbon here and was able to do far more decorating than I would have otherwise been able to do, given the prices. I've looked high and low, and PaperMart cannot be beat on price. Cheers!

  • heartopensky 11 Dec, 2011

    This is a fabulous, easy project that thrilled the grandparents: It is hard to tell from the photo, but the top of the Exposures holder is orange, not red. I made this more festive with Christmas-themed card stock, cut to size, and edges trimmed with a decoratively. I also cut out small phrases from the same card stock pack, trimmed to the size of the tiny squares in the center of each 4-card repeat. This tied in the top treatment nicely. I tied the top panel on with grosgrain ribbon. Nice

  • TrimBowRibbon 2 Dec, 2011

    good comment,d o you need chrismas ribons, just visit www.trimbowribbon.com

  • bakeaholic 27 Nov, 2011

    I just made two of these! Turned out really nice. I went to the link provided for the hanging picture frame, but the reviews for that particular product were really bad. So, I jumped on amazon and found something similar and purchased hanging photo frames from there. Once I received them, I did as instructed and hung them by a heat source so they would lay flat. That worked! Then I used a plastic letter opened to help separate each plastic pocket to put the pictures in (a must).

  • MsMarni 20 Nov, 2011

    Still able to order the item. The original link is gone. I copied and pasted the item number MNorinder provided: 302125 in the search.

  • MNorinder 19 Nov, 2011

    It is there. It is called Hanging Collage Memo Panel. on sale for $14.99. Item # 302125. All it took was a little keywording on their seach.

  • kajenspicie 19 Nov, 2011

    They are still available, the link just doesn't work. Search for "302125" and it will come up. On sale for $14.99 too!

  • geoferr 19 Nov, 2011

    These photo pages do not seem to be available at the site given.

  • geoferr 19 Nov, 2011

    These photo pages do not seem to be available at the site given.

  • mariagirard 19 Nov, 2011

    This merry project methinks was crafted by Ebenizer Scrooge .... The collage suggested on this page is no longer available on exposureonline.com, but yet no one tells you this...so what arrives is a collage that doesn't match martha's template cards... So don't bother counting your days till Christmas with this project kids

  • eacwest 9 Nov, 2011

    Made these for grandparents last year, using pictures of grandchildren from that year. They were enjoyed so much, I had to get new "albums" for this year as the others are still on display!