This adorable and super easy photo display craft will take you less than 10 minutes to create. You can customize it tons of different ways, and it’s a great gift option for your snap happy friends or even a project to make with the kids!
Hey guys, my name is Jess and I’m a slave to my camera. You know I live and breathe photography, and that means that at any given time I have thousands of images taking up space on memory cards, phones, and various camera bodies I have. I’m a photo hoarder, and I am constantly getting “memory full” messages on my phone. I’m pretty sure a lot of you are the same way, and this new digital era we are in has started to phase out printed media. I grew up in a time when every click counted and you had to wait at least 24 hours before you could see your photos. I was even one of those people who gave out disposable cameras at my wedding and spent a small fortune getting them developed. But now? Instead of disposable wedding cameras, it’s wedding hashtags. All our images live on devices, but with some help from Shutterfly I am taking my memories off of my phone, and putting them on my wall! Thanks to Shutterfly for sponsoring this post.
Right now, for a limited time, Shutterfly is giving everyone unlimited free 4×4 and 4×6 prints in their app. That’s right – all the photos you can print for FREE! This is perfect for clearing out your phone, creating photo albums, and of course for our little display craft here. It’s also a great reminder that in a super digital world, we still need physical memories to look back on, to pass down, and to actually feel. So, before you make this craft, go ahead and order all the prints you want straight from your phone! Check the bottom of this post for specifics on how to use this app/redeem offer.
Now let’s get to the craft. For this I used things that I already had around the house (except for the photos, which arrived less than a week after I ordered them). So, to make this craft you will need:
- A photo frame with the glass and backing removed. Any size will do, but mine is 16×20.
- Printed phone or Instagram photos.
- Hot glue gun or staple gun
- String, preferably on the thicker side
- Spray paint (optional – for the frame)
- Clips for hanging your photos.
Once you take away your glass/backing/etc. and paint your frame, you will need to attach your strings. How many you need will depend on how big your frame is and how much space you want between photo rows, but with my 16×20 frame I made 3 photo rows. You can use either staples or hot glue, but I found hot glue to be much easier to work with and leave less room for error. So, measure out and line up your rows, then glue them *very* tightly across. They will sag over time if you don’t make sure they are pulled tight.
After that, wait for your glue to dry and then hang it on the wall! Snap your photos in and you have an adorable display!
This looks gorgeous in Kaia’s room, and I plan on doing a dinosaur themed one for Judah’s room. What’s great is that you can make this as big or small as you would like, and there is no limit as to how creative you can get with this. Here are a few other cute ideas to go along with this photo craft:
- Your pregnancy journey – 9 months of belly pics!
- Monthly baby photos
- Yearly child photos
- Specific occasion fun
- Christmas time – a photo for each day of Christmas
- Valentine’s day – sweet moments with your love
Seriously, the sky is the limit! Now, here are the specifics of Shutterfly’s unlimited photo offer. This is available to both new and existing Shutterfly customers, and the app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Photo prints are 100% free, but shipping charges do apply. This is a limited time offer, so please check it out today!