Ecological design, simplicity of execution and charming rustic charm are distinguished by these amusing holders - holders for photos, cards, recipes and other cardboard and paper products. Such wooden stands with nameplateswill look great as a dinner table decor for a large number of people, will be useful in the kitchen, while you cook - you can insert a recipe into the holder, as well as any family photos, collages and reminders. As you may have guessed, you can easily find the basic material for crafts on a walk in the forest or in a park - a branch of a tree 3-6 cm in diameter. The branch should be dry and, preferably, not eaten by bugs. If it is slightly damp, dry it at home on a battery, in the oven or just a couple of days in the sun. The upper layer of the bark can be removed or left, but after having been cleaned with a stiff brush of moss, dust and dirt. Saw a branch into several equal parts,not less than 3-4 cm in size. Do not worry about exactly the same size of the stands, saw by eye. Unevennesses and slightly different sizes will give even more naturalness to the natural design of things. Each separate circle will need to be inscribed indiameter. For this it is best to take the thinnest saw that you can find. If you plan to use stands for thick cardboard tablets, then the saw should be thicker. For convenience and safety work, grasp each circle in a vice and inscribe it to more than half the height of the holder. Done! At the request of the stand - the holders can be varnished, decorated with ribbons or beads, but personally I really like the natural design. If the slot for the photo or card is too wide - it does not matter. Insert the bottom of the photo into a folded sheet of paper suitable for the width slot. The original master class for creating self-supporting stands in English can be found on Curbly.