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$3 Photo Display Gift & Free Printables!

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Welcome to Day 1 of the 12 Days of Christmas Event!

Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

You guys know my love for cheap but thoughtful gifts!  With 5 kiddos, and a huge family I am always trying to find awesome gift ideas that don’t break the bank.

I love photo gifts!  This is a super simple, cheap and cute way to display photos.

Here is how mine turned out…

Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

Cost to make these babies??

Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

Woohoo!  It makes a great gift for friends and family.

And, here is how I made it!

$3 Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

For those of you that don’t have a saw…  This is one you need to have.  You can EASILY cut this project and so many others on our site using this.  Cheap and easy… Promise!

That’s a stocking stuffer gals!  Come on… You will thank me!  This is a perfect ‘craft’ saw, and you would be shocked at how many projects you can do with it!

You can also have the hardware store cut the wood for you.  HD has a handsaw just like this one in the wood section at all times.

Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

If you don’t have a drill, you can also use a hammer and a small nail.  Just hammer the nail into where you want your holes. and then remove the nail using the other end of the hammer.  Voila!

Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

That’s it for the building part!

Now you are ready for the FREE printables!

I decided to give you guys some options for these!  I made 4 to choose from.  Whether you are making this as a gift to someone else or for yourself, I got you covered! 😉

To print these, just click the photo for each one.  Once it opens, just click print from your top browser bar.

I printed mine on cream colored 8.5×11 cardstock.  I like the weight of cardstock paper for this project, and you can get it super cheap at any craft store.

Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

I chose to use upholstery tacks to hold my paper in place.  These can be found at any craft or hardware store.  They are really cheap and cute.

You can also find some HERE on Amazon!Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

They are also really easy to remove by using a small screwdriver under the head of the nail.  This makes changing out your printable really easy!

Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

Your final step is adding photos!  I like to print my photos out on photo paper at home.  This saves me lots of money, and keeps me from dragging my 5 kiddos to Walmart to pick up photos… Win win!

I cut my photos out, put them on the display and I was DONE.  So quick, so cheap, but still so cute!  My kind of project!  And… Did I mention I made these babies for…

Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

Yah… Just making sure!

Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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A little bit more about the Shanty Sisters…

Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

 

We are 2 sisters sharing how we transform our homes on a budget!  With 8 kiddos between the two of us, we put every naptime to good use ;-)!

From building projects like this $65 farmhouse table

Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

To transforming things like this $15 mirror made from a Walmart mirror

Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

And even offering free printables like our latest free alphabet banner!

Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

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Photo Display Gift & Free Printables

38 Comments

  1. Kay Hauf on November 20, 2018 at 8:23 am

    what kind of a saw did you use that was so helpful?

  2. Linda on September 6, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    I just printed out the original saying and it was way too small for the 2x6x12. Was it really 12″ long.? I then printed mine at 125 percent and it is still a little too short but will work. Would like to know if the one shown is 12″ long and if you changed the font size? Cute idea I am having us do for a women’s retreat craft.
    Thanks

  3. Fabiola on April 22, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    Are you sure these were done on 2×6 boards and not 2×4?

  4. Stephanie Elliott on November 12, 2017 at 10:17 am

    What saw did you use? There’s no picture or link. Thanks!

    • Ellen on November 11, 2018 at 8:10 pm

      My question, too! I want to know what this miraculous saw is. 🙂

  5. April on November 19, 2015 at 10:36 am

    These are so neat and I’m making them for Christmas gifts this year. What font and dimensions did you use for the card stock? I’d like to make one that says “grandkids”

  6. April on November 19, 2015 at 10:19 am

    I am making these for Christmas gifts- they are so neat. I want to make one that says “grandkids”. What font, dimensions did you use to make the signs?

    • Heidi Strawser on December 9, 2015 at 8:47 am

      I made some extra sayings using Picmonkey. I just chose the 8×10 design size, flipped it horizontally, and played around with different sizing on the fonts. I used Bodoni XT and Lavenderia. Hope that helps.

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