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Family photos are a great way to fill large spaces and bring meaning into your home at the same time! As you know, I’ve been working away on Miss E’s big girl room. Last week I shared a big glimpse with her Wood Plank Wall and today I’m going to share a glimpse of a new photo project I just finished for her room.
So here is a something I’ve recently learned about myself and maybe you can relate. I pay money to have family photos taken, then I spend hours and hours narrowing down hundreds of photos into just a handful that I want to buy, which seems like the biggest task in the world. THEN, after I get these beautiful photos they stay on our computer or get tucked away in a drawer. What is wrong with that picture? (no pun intended)
So I decided to take some of my favorite pictures of my daughter and finally display them in her room. I wanted something different and something that went with the vintage modern theme in her room. So, I came up with this Clipboard Photo Display.
Each number represents her age, starting at birth (oo) and goes through age 4 (04). Then it will be time to start a new row! I love looking at these pictures and reflecting on just how much has changed in such a short amount of time.
And since she is only two I obviously don’t have pictures yet for 3 or 4 so I filled the spaces with images that go with her theme.
This project was SO easy and inexpensive and made a really big impact in her room.
Here is a quick tutorial.
I used some blue painter’s tape to create a stripe down the wall. It measures about 5″ wide. Then, I painted two coats of chalkboard paint.
Then, I hung the clip boards with 3/4″ spacing. I found it was easier to hang the clipboards first and then do the stencils.
And how cute are these sweet little hands?!? I am in love with this picture. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and this one says so much. And I adore that Miss E LOVES helping me with projects. It’s such a special time for us.
Using my Silhouette, I created number stencils in Stencil font.
And lastly, I printed out the pictures onto Printable Canvas Paper. Oh I love this stuff. I’m addicted.
I’m really happy with how it turned out and I love that I now have her pictures displayed!
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