A few weeks back we showed you the best way to print Instagram photos in lost of different sizes and paper finishes. Sometimes I get doubles of certain prints because I never know where I'll want to use them, and the other day I got the idea to put some of those extras up on our makeshift clothesline photo display wall upstairs in our entryway.
This past Fall we put a call out for reader to send Holiday cards so we could get to know all of you a little better, and were completely flabbergasted at the outpouring of love, kindness and inspiration that came with each one.
Since we didn't really talk much about how we made our photo wall display back then, we thought we'd cover in more detail, how we rigged this card and picture hanger up!
- Use 2 pieces of PVC composite molding on each side of your wall as the anchors for your hook and eye and string to be attached to.
- Using the "eye" portion of your hook and eye hardware, thread the end into your composite molding at equal distances apart on each side.
- Then take your twine or string and feed it back and forth through the middle of each eyes opening.
TIP: Wrapping a piece of tape around the end of your string will help it to not fray.
To attach the molding to the wall we used Command picture hanging strips, so that we wouldn't have to make any additional holes to re-patch later if we decided we wanted something else in this spot.
Our printed Instagram photos were beautiful all on their own, but I added a few other elements and scrapbooking papers with cute patterns to dress the wall up a bit.
I also designed this simple sign from a piece of MDF and some vinyl from our House of Smiths Design shop to put at the top of my photo display. I spray painted the board high-gloss white and then used gold vinyl for my lettering.
This is a quote that I LOVE, and it really speaks to me when it comes to photography. You can buy a copy of it for your home here.
I know we've talked about this a ton, but having photos displayed in our home is so important to us. It creates opportunities for our family to reminisce, chat and laugh about past moments that we've created together.
I've also noticed that having this fun photo wall feature up, with daily photos, instead of the typical staged family portraits has encouraged guests to stop and take a look at our lives in a different way. They ask questions, make comments and do a lot more interacting with us when they come to visit. It's so fun!
Do you have a space in your home that acts as a picture drop-spot for your fun Instagram photos?
A magnet board, fridge door or photo-book? If not, then you definitely should think of finding one!