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! 🙂


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  1. I have made 3 of the photo boards. One that says FAMILY, one that says MEMORIES and of course the one that says THANKFUL. I am truly thankful for Shanty2Chic. You guys are so so inspirational and always give me great ideas. The fact that you take your time to post your projects AND give us free printables….well, I can’t even thank you enough! My daughter and her husband and their 2 boys just moved into a new home and I am making them homemade gifts to “warm” it up for them. Thank you again for all your inspiration!

      1. I used my Cricut And cut them out on card stock. I wish I knew how she made her letters. I like those better

  2. Did you make the design for your letters or did you find them on a web-sight? I would like to make some with different words and I am making this one too! Super cute!!

  3. So while making this amazing sign I ran into a problem…I went to Michael s to get the Vintage Clips at the Micheal’s in my area and they said they don’t carry them..so I had to improvise.. I bought the clips at Home Depot and spray painted them. I also had to spray paint the nails since my home depot don’t carry the same color of nails.. 🙁 I hope that mine turns out just as cute unless someone else has any other creative ideas:)

    I love all of your projects:)

    1. Hobby Lobby also carries them, and they have them with the brown rubber instead of the red. My home Depot also didn’t have the right color, so I went to JoAnns and found something quite similar to use, it looks the same but has 4 little pointed corners to pound in. turned out cute.

    2. I had the same problem. One Michael’s, one Home Depot, one JoAnn and then BINGO…..a Michael’s that had one bag of the clips left. Also spray painted the tacks (used upholstery nails) to make them match. Getting ready to order prints from Shutterfly and I will be done!

  4. I love this idea. I am making crafts for a church fair where all the money goes to missions. I would love to make this with the saying Blessings since it is in Dec. Could you post a printable for Blessings? Thanks so much. Love your site!!!

    1. Also, do you have a picture of the wall “zoomed-out”. How might you decorate around this? I have several blank walls, and can NOT figure out a way to appropriately fill them. Thanks lady!

      1. Actually, the letters in the title are the only ones tacked at all four corners; the photos are hung by the clip and, unless perhaps backed with a firmer backing could tend to curl, over time, especially in a humid/wet environment.

  5. When I printed these out one set of letters is slightly larger than the others …do I need to do something to make them the same height?

  6. Any chance you would want to add more letters?!? I would really like to make one that says family and memories to go with it….also how hard would it be to change out the letter with the season?

    1. It’s actually off a hook shelf I found at Home Goods… It came with 4 for like $15 so I bought it and took the hooks off 🙂

  7. This is so cute! I’m going to make one a bit more “fall” inspired and use it to hang photos of things we are thankful for during the month of November! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Love it. What did you put the letters on after you cut them out? Did you just print on card stock and nail that to board?

  9. I love it!! Question though. What did you use for the paper for the letters? Thanks!! I love all your crafts!! 🙂