saw it. pinned it. did it: photo wall

When we found out that we were moving to New York City, I came across this pin and really loved the different ways they show you how to display pictures. Especially the way this helps you to showcase a lot of your pictures without having to buy a frame for every single one of them. The website gives you 12 different ideas and ours turned out be a hybrid of 3 of them.

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What you will need:

First step: pick where you want your photo wall to go. We decided on 4 “photo lines” that would fit our wall. Once you find where you want your first screw hook, take scissors and poke just a little hole in the wall to get it started, then just screw your screw hook into the wall – no special tools needed!

 

Next, take a longer length of the twine and double knot it to the mounted screw hook (no need to measure the twine). Hold the twine across to figure out how long you would like your photo line to be. To make sure it is level, hold the twine tight with a level on it just to make sure. Mark where that is and mount the second screw hook to finish that line.

 

To finish that line, take the twine you tied to the first hook and knot it to the second hook – I made ours not tight, but just a little bit droopy. Tie that with one knot in case you need to loosen/tighten it.

 

When starting the next line, what I did was take another unmeasured piece of twine and tie it to that first screw hook and let it hang straight down. I only did that to make sure if was straight down from the first hook – probably not the most efficient way, but it worked for me. Add in your next screw hook to start the second line. 

 

To make sure the other side of that photo line is even with the first one, take a tape measure and measure the distance between the hook on the first photo line to the one you just put in. To ensure your photo wall is even, use that distance between each photo line.

 

Repeat those steps for how many photo lines you desire! To finish the lines, make sure you double knot the end of each line, remove the straight falling twine and cut off any excess twine. Take your clothespins and clip on your favorite pictures!

 

This one’s for you Britt 🙂



 

There are a lot of ways that you can make these your own, use colored twine or yarn or even paint the clothespins! Hope you enjoy 🙂

 

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8 Comments

  1. November 8, 2012 / 3:27 pm

    Stopping by from the link up and I love how your project turned out! Where did you live in Ohio? I live in Cincinnati!

  2. November 8, 2012 / 3:40 pm

    OMG! RLP I love it!!! and I love my little shout out. You did such a great job with this:) can't wait to see you next week!

  3. November 8, 2012 / 3:43 pm

    OMG Raq you linked up with us! YAY! 🙂 So excited!!! I love this girl…you guys did great!

  4. November 8, 2012 / 4:05 pm

    This looks so cute!

    Stopping by from the link up!

  5. November 8, 2012 / 4:48 pm

    Get out how fun!!!I have never seen this pin before. Love it!

  6. November 8, 2012 / 7:34 pm

    loving it!! so easy…i could so do this with my daughters fifty million drawings she brings home!!

  7. November 10, 2012 / 2:44 pm

    This is TOO cute!! I LOVE it!!

    PS-sorry I'm just now commenting…life has been CRAY these past few days!! Thanks so much for linking up with us!!

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