Photo Wall Hanging

Hey guys!  I’m still working on displaying pictures in our house.  This is a process that I’m afraid I will never be caught up on but it’s fun to try!  My newest photo display is this Photo Wall Hanging.

 

This project was super easy and CHEAP!  It took about an hour to complete and was under $10!

I was able to make every bit of this with scrap wood:) Here are the measurements I used:

1 – 1×6 @ 21.5″

3 – 1×6 @ 5.5″ x 8″

1 – 1×4 @ 18″

I stained the 1×6 pieces with one coat of Minwax Dark Walnut stain

and I sprayed two coats of Rust-Oleum Heirloom White spray paint on the 1×4 and followed up by distressing the edges with my 3M sanding block and staining them with the Minwax Dark Walnut stain.

Time to build!  I spread Gorilla Glue Epoxy on the back side of the 1×4

and placed it to dry on top of the 21.5″ 1×6.

Next, I used Elmer’s Spray Adhesive to attach a 5×7 of each of my kiddos to a 1×6 plaque.

While I waited for everything  to dry, I cut 3 strips of this super cute Waverly fabric, folded them down on each side and secured with hot glue.  (You can determine the length you would like for the fabric strips based on where you would like your pictures to hang)

I tied a knot in the middle of each fabric strip

and stapled the end of each strip on to the back of the small 1×6′s.

For the finishing touch, I added these pretty glass knobs that I purchased at Wal-Mart for $6 a set.  Not a bargain but I liked that the screws on the back were not attached, making it easier to add them to my project!  Plus, this was my only expense!

I applied a dab of Gorilla Glue Epoxy on three knobs

and I spaced them out evenly on the white 1×4. 

I placed each picture over a knob and project complete!!!

 

 

 

 

I love that this was a 1-hour project for under $10!  Whoop!  Thanks so much for stopping by:)

~Ashley

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  • Mindi

    I LOVE this Ashley! Thanks for sharing, I have tons of scrap wood and 6 kids (pictures) to hang up all pretty on the wall!

  • Lindsay

    We are doing this wonderful project as we speak, we are giving it as a Christmas gift! ♥

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  • http://www.designgivesback.com Kelee Katillac

    Looks great! Thanks for the steps!

    HMM!

    love,kelee

  • http://avintageaffaire.com Sherrie

    Cute! Cute! Cute! The project and the pictures you used!

  • http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com Paula

    That is the cutest project, ever….love it! I can’t wait to do this.

    Paula

  • http://www.the2seasons.com Janette@the2seasons

    It might have been inexpensive, but it took your great skills to be a success. Good job!!!

  • http://happy-as-a-lark-lovingmomma.blogspot.com/ loving momma @ happy as a lark

    I am smitten ♥♥

  • http://www.sewmuchcrafting.blogspot.com JoDee

    Love it!!! I have lots of scrap wood sitting around–this looks like the perfect project! Thanks for the great idea!

  • http://stoneandrose.com/ Catherine

    Have been trying to think of an idea for over my sideboard… I think I now have one! This is really great. Thanks for sharing!

  • Jacqueline

    Saw your idea at TT and J -Love it! I have a bare wall that I can’t decide what to do with, and something like this might just do the trick!
    Thanks, and I pinned it by the way.

  • http://prezidentaillife.blogspot.com The Miller’s

    this turned out amazing!
    I love the knobs you used!
    the miller’s
    prezidential life

  • Jennifer Bramblett

    What a super cute idea! These would make great Christmas gifts for family since my husband is military and we live out of state :)

  • http://lifeinthemotherhood.blogspot.com Miranda

    This is DARLING! Love that you were able to just do it with scrap wood!!

  • http://showmecrafting.blogspot.com/ Tammy

    This is such a cool idea!! Thanks for sharing it! :)

  • http://savedbylovecreations.com Johnnie

    Great way to incorporate family photos into lovely wall piece.

  • http://sfactory-sara.blogspot.com/ Sara

    Great idea :)

  • http://www.thesoutherninstitute.com Jenny

    This is beautiful! I’d love for you to link up with my linky at The Southern Institute whenever you can. Here’s the link:

    http://www.thesoutherninstitute.com/2011/08/creative-me-monday_21.html

    Such a great way to display photos!

    Jenny

  • http://craftedbymama.blogspot.com amy

    love this, I just may have to give it a try

  • http://www.salvagesavvy.blogspot.com Connie

    This is such a great idea, I love it!! Thanks for sharing :)
    Connie

  • http://www.cherishedbliss.com Ashley @ Cherished Bliss

    I absolutely LOVE this! It looks fantastic. I would love it if you would stop by and link up at my party! : )

    http://www.cherishedbliss.com/2011/08/craft-and-tell-no-19.html

  • http://www.TheDiamondE.com Jan

    Very nice job! I didn’t realize that glue would hold that much weight. BTW~ I just recently used gorilla glue for the first time and it STINKS!! I love this project!

  • http://beauty4ashes-ellie.blogspot.com Ellie

    I just love how this turned out! Can I copy you (with credit, of course)? This would make a great gift for grandparents. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Ashley

      Thank you Ellie! For sure! I’d love to see how it turns out!

  • http://www.countryborn-n-bred.blogspot.com debbie

    I love this idea.. I will definitely be trying something like this one day. I was so inspired by your headband holder that I made two of them this weekend for granddaughters that are on the way. I’ll be posting about them tomorrow. Im linking back to you in my post. Thanks!

    • Ashley

      Awesome!!! Thanks so much Debbie!

  • http://amyallinaday.blogspot.com Amy @ All In A Day

    I LOVE it! It looks so good. I love it when a project uses things that you already have on hand! So cute! Thanks for sharing!

    • Ashley

      Thank you Amy! Love getting rid of scraps and making free projects:)

  • http://lifecraftsandwhatever.blogspot.com/ Jennifer@lifecraftsandwhatever

    Love that! I have the perfect place in my house for that too!

    • Ashley

      Awesome!! Thanks so much Jennifer!

  • http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com Marty@A Stroll thru Life

    Oh what a great idea. YOur pictures look fabulous and I love them hanging on the wood. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

    • Ashley

      Thank you Marty;)

  • http://aturtleslifeforme.blogspot.com/ Natalie

    That looks great! I have some pictures to display in my daughter’s room and was trying to come up with something like this, but yours is much better than what I was envisioning! Great job!

    • Ashley

      Aw thank you Natalie:)))

  • Summer

    Ha ha! I was just going to tell you that I’m pinning just about every thing you post on here, and wondered if you minded, then I saw the pinterest button at the bottom. Love this! I will most definitely be doing this project, thanks for all the great ideas and inspiration!

    • Ashley

      LOL! Awesome! Thanks so much Summer!

      • Kathleen

        What a cute idea! I love this! What type of wood did you use? I plan on making something like this for my sister’s bridal shower with her engagement pictures! Please let me know ASAP. And matte or glossy paper for the pictures?