Although I’m not very creative I took some inspiration from a post by fellow blogger New Young Mum. I loved the retro style square and polaroid prints and was looking for a way I could display these at home. I wanted a large picture frame that I could display lots of photos and would be easy to update.
The Picture Frame
I went to the Range to look for a really large frame. I found one in the bargain bin, it was a mirror that had smashed and therefore was just the surround. This was exactly what I needed and even better was only £3.99. I bought it home and used pliers to remove the hooks that would have held in the glass. Then I got a tester pot of paint from Wilko’s and set about painting it, I used Pearl Grey. The paint was £0.89 and managed to do 2 coats.
As I said I like the square style of photos. In order to print these I picked my favourites and used Instagram to resize them and add any filters. I saved them onto my computer as 4″ x 4″ in size. Next I printed them out on 6×4 photo paper, making sure to keep them in the square format. Then I used a guillotine to cut the two sides and make them square. You can order the polaroid style prints from Photobox but I was trying to get this ready for a party and had run out of time!
Attaching the photo’s
I bought some ribbon and white pegs from the Range, they were £0.99 per item and I needed two of each. To attach the ribbon I used a normal stapler and simply stapled it to the back of the frame on each side. I used the white pegs to attached my photos to the ribbon and decided that 6 per row looked good.
In total the picture frame cost just under £9 to make, minus the photos as I already had the photo paper and ink. To attach it to the wall I used the command plus picture hanging strips, there’s no glass on the frame so it is reasonably light. I hadn’t used these before but they were amazingly easy and I didn’t have to put hooks in the wall.
I think the picture frame looks really effective, what do you guys think?