Are you guilty of never printing or displaying your photos? This DIY Photo Display will give you no excuse. It’s an incredibly quick craft project — I literally completed it while also fixing lunch. #multitasking In fact, letting the glue gun heat up might be the longest part of the job.
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Vintage folding rulers are readily available at thrift stores, flea markets, and antique stores. You could buy one on Etsy or even buy a new version from Amazon. I found mine a while back, and after completing this project… I might need a few more folding rulers! I’m just in love with the look.
DIY Photo Display: Supplies
I chose silver clothespins to compliment the wall color in our Breakfast Nook. I wasn’t looking for a contrasting tone since the photos are the focal point — not the mini clothespins.
DIY Photo Display: How To
Luckily, the instructions aren’t complicated for a 5-minute DIY project. The most important step is laying out the folding ruler in the way in which you’d like to hang it on the wall. There are actually many options for styling a folding ruler, besides the vertical zig-zag that I used.
Such a wide range of creative ideas, right? I’m especially partial to that collection of folding ruler stars. Once you’ve chosen a design for the folding ruler, attach the mini clothespins to the ruler using hot glue in the spots where you’d like to have photos mounted.
Have you found a unique and creative way to display family photos? I’d love to see your ideas! In a couple weeks, I’ll be sharing a round-up of DIY Photo Display ideas. Use the hashtag #creatingahome on Instagram and tag me, @lorabgreen, if you’d like to share!
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