Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pinterest-inspired Photo Display - 1000th Post!

Before I begin talking about this Pinterest-inspired photo display, I had to share that this is my 1000th post! I can hardly believe that I've written 999 posts before this one, it blows my mind a little bit. Thanks so much for reading this little blog of mine; what an amazing ride this has been!

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.

hanging photo display inspired by Pinterest


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? 

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28 comments:

  1. First of all, huge congrats on your 1000th post. I reached my 1000th about 30 posts ago. Love this simple and cute display of pictures. I have a small display of photos on a wall with white frames. I might try this over our bed in our bedroom. Thanks for sharing it and for your tips. How many months old is Jona now? Love his chubby cute cheeks.

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  2. Thanks Ada! I think it would look great over a bed too. It was so easy to do, I'm glad I did it :) Jona is 19 months old now...it's hard to believe how quickly he's grown!!

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  3. Yay for 1000 posts, congrats!! And I love this idea, I have been wanting to do something with all the monthly pictures I took of Ollie his first year, I might have to try something like this! I really love how yours turned out!

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  4. Thanks Beth!! I think this would be a great way to show off his monthly pics. And it was so quick and easy too! If you do it you'll have to show off how it turns out!!

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  5. Congrats on 1000! It's a great milestone, and really makes you think about all the time and love invested in the blog. I'm so happy to have been along with you for most of the 1000.

    Very cute photo display, do you do anything to prevent the photos from curing, as they so often do after time?

    Chic on the Cheap

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  6. Thanks Lydia! And thanks for being such a long-time reader too! :)


    No, I did not do anything to the photos, is there anything that can be done? I imagine a more permanent (but more expensive) solution would be to print the photos on heavier paper. However, I plan to change out the photos fairly often so I'm hoping that they won't curl up too badly.

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  7. Congrats on the 1000! This is such a fun idea! I do this with our christmas cards each year!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  8. Thanks Melanie!! Oh that is a great idea to display your cards like this too. I may have to do that!

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  9. I suppose you could cut up posterboard and adhere it to the backs? Though what i would really love (and you'd need a stronger mount than twine and thumbtacks) would be to string up these brass frames: http://www.brilliantimports.com/products/kiko-antique-brass-frames

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  10. Ooh yes both of those are so pretty. Those tiny ones...too cute!! But you're right, you'd need something stronger to hold the brass ones.


    Good idea, I bet the poster board would help keep their shape. That would be cheaper than printing on cardstock too.

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  11. This is super fun and cute! Congratulations on 1000 posts! wow! :) XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  12. Congratulations and here's to 1000 more. I loved this when I saw it on Insagram and it does look easy. Using turquoise twine was a great idea.

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  13. Thank you Megan!! It was SO easy and quick. Love projects like that.

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  14. They would definitely all need to be the same size! I love how it turned out!!

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  15. Thank you!! Yes, I totally agree--the different sizes would make me crazy :)

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  16. Congrats on 1000! That's amazing, girl!

    And the photo display turned out super cute!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  17. Thank you Ashley! Thanks for reading :)

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  18. Wow, 1000! And what a fun little project - I love a nap time project, but it's even better when you can get it done and still have some nap time left over :)

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  19. Agreed. If I can do a fun project AND have time to just relax, well those are the best nap times. (It's usually when I have things I HAVE to do that those types of naps don't happen. And when we want to go somewhere when he wakes up, then he sleeps forever!)

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  20. congrats on 1000! i need to print out my pics!! this is a great reminder to do so

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  21. Thanks Elle! I'm trying this year to print photos...I'm usually terrible about that!

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  22. Wow, 1,000! Congrats! That is so awesome!


    This is a great way to display your photographs! And love how easy it is to change up the picture whenever you like!

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  23. love that photo display,and cheers to another 1000 posts :)

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  24. Thanks Christine! I agree, that's part of why I wanted to do it--I take about a million pictures of my son, so this gives me an excuse to print them and hang them!

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