In my March goals post, I mentioned that I wanted to update the photos that we have on the wall in our living room. We had some of Jona's newborn pictures framed and hung up, but it was time for an update. For one thing, our baby isn't much of a baby anymore; I love those sweet, sleepy newborn pics, but I love the ones that show how much he's grown too. Also, I just didn't like those ugly brown, boring frames. I came across this hanging photo display on My Only Sunshine and knew it would be the perfect update.
I know that many DIYs claim to be cheap and easy, but this one really, truly was. If you have twine or cord and thumbtacks already, all you have to purchase is the mini clothespins and washi tape (and even that isn't essential). Obviously you need to print some photos as well. It's as easy as tacking the twine to the wall and then hanging the photos with mini clothespins. Seriously, I finished this so quickly that I was able to get my own nap in during Jona's naptime!
A few tips:
- Choose twine or cording that contrasts with the wall you're hanging it on; the display will stand out more. I chose turquoise, because it popped against the tan wall and complemented the turquoise walls in our dining room.
- Hang the photos on the edges and middle first, then space out the remaining photos afterwards. It makes it easier to get evenly-spaced photos.
- Trim (or print) the photos to make them square. This also helps them all look even and perfectly spaced. (If you care about that sort of thing...you may like a more asymmetrical look. It would drive me berserk.)
How do you display your photos?