Vintage Cup Cake Pics Holder in Foam Core

I don’t love everything I make.  Sometimes I have an idea I have to get out of my head AND once I do I’m good to move on – not trying to make it perfect.

For example:

I must have gotten a bag of vintage cup cake pics at a yard sale for a $1 or $2 (since I don’t collect them).  I put them in a vintage Tang pitcher and set them on the shelf.

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I belong to the most fabulous, inspiring and supportive FB group moderated by Sherri Welser (artist) – “Art Supply Junkies Unite”.  Someone posted a picture of candle holding cake pics.  Well, shoot, I had a vintage Tang jar full of cup cake pics and one thing led to another.  I needed to make something (honestly, this group is so inspiring!) so I proceeded to make a holder for the pics that could be hung on the wall.  Three units were enough to hold one each of the pics – I put the duplicates back in the Tang jar.

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Using some of my black laminated foam core  (a stash from used engineering presentations) I cut 2″ x 13″ strips for the back and 2″ x 1 1/2″ pieces for the shelves.

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*  At 1 1/2″ increments I cut 1/4″ strips out of the back of the 2″ x 13″ pieces.  I then hot glued the 2″ x 1 1/2″ shelves in place and inserted the pics.

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In a hurry to move on to something else I made three units of cup cake pic holders.  If I were making these for someone else I may have put wash tape around the edges.