DIY Thankful Photo Board with Free Printables!

Hey friends!

Hope you all had an awesome weekend!  You don’t have to stick around here long to know my love for photos.  To me, photos make the best decorations and gifts.  I have a blank wall I have been looking to fill in my hallway, so I got busy making a board to display some photos!  Here is how it turned out…

Free Printable Thankful Photo Board

So fun!

I am so thankful for my crazy family.  I decided the word ‘thankful’ would be perfect for this board.  My baby girl is in the middle of potty training right now… So, this can also serve as a reminder that I AM thankful for these times 😉

I have done all the hard work for you!  I made all of the letters into free printables for you to print at home.  You just click on each of the links below to take you to the printables.  A new browser window will pop up and you can just click print from your browser bar.  I printed mine on cream thin cardstock.  White works great too.  You can even do photo paper if you are feeling really fancy.


CLICK HERE to print letters T-N

CLICK HERE to print letters K-L

 While those were printing, I started on my wood board.

I used a 1×8′ pine board from the hardware store.  You can get a 6′ piece for $7 and cut it in half for 2 of these boards.  CHEAP!

Wood For Photo Board

The hardware store will also cut these for you if you need them to.  A simple hand saw will do the trick easy too!

I stained the entire board with my new VERY FAVORITE stain color from Rust-Oleum.  You should get used to seeing this stain, because I will be putting it on LOTS.  Love it.

Rust-Oleum Carrington Stain

Rustoleum Carrington Stain

While that was drying, I cut my letters out.

Free Printable Letters

After the board dried, I used bronze nail heads like these to attach the letters to the board.  You can find these at the hardware store as well.  I push them into the wood a bit with my hand, and use a hammer to tap the rest in.

Nail heads

Now for the clips!  I found these cuties at Michael’s.

Vintage Metal Clips

They come with red rubber on each end, which is super cute but didn’t go with my stuff so I peeled it off of each one.  Then, I used Gorilla Glue Super Glue Gel to attach each clip.  You only need a small drop.  And, hold the clip in place for about 30 seconds to allow it to hold.

Gorilla Glue Super Glue Gel

Finally, I drilled two holes above the H and U and used thick twine from Hobby Lobby to run a knot through the front of each hole to hold it up.  I used a hook on the wall to hang it from, put some pics of my cuties on it and I was done.

Simple project.  Under $10.

These also make a great gift for family and friends without breaking the bank!

Here are a few more shots!

Thankful Free Printable Photo Board

Photo Display with Free Printable Letters

Free Printable Thankful Photo Board

 I hope you like it!

Let me know if you have any questions at all!  Thanks so much for stopping by.

I would LOVE for you to share this board and pin it with your peeps!

Also stay tuned… We have a really fun announcement to make on Wednesday!  Can’t wait to share it with you guys! 🙂



  1. Vanessa Yaccarino on October 27, 2016 at 7:11 am

    How did you transer and print out the fonts with black backround and white font color?

  2. Trisha Geirin Moroz on November 13, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    How do you get the black background once you download the font?

  3. Blanca Kelley on June 12, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Everyone loved it!

  4. Blanca Kelley on June 12, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    This was so easy and fun! I found the clips at Michael’s near the scrap book stuff and the nails at Lowes by the wire nails. $1.30 for 25. The clips were $3.99 but you can you the 40% off coupon. Used Carrington stain for 1 and Walnut stain for the other. Both beautiful. I just need to drill the holes for the twine but I might just use clips. Not keeping this for myself. It’s actually a gift.

  5. Blanca Kelley on June 11, 2015 at 1:24 am

    It’s 1″x8″ (not ‘) it took me a min to figure it out. Just need to buy the clips and I’m ready for this project.

  6. bryan on March 15, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Can you please share the other letters please?

  7. Amanda Kratz on November 29, 2014 at 7:33 am

    I can’t find the clips anywhere!! 🙁 I’ve looked at Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, Home Depot, Office Depot….idk where else to look! 🙁

  8. Michelle Bain Eastwood on November 18, 2014 at 10:31 am

    I’d like to make BLESSED and THANKFUL….do you have the other letters I’d need for Blessed?

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