I have not spent much time on Pinterest because it is too overwhelming. There are too many cute things, too many crafty ideas. I just cannot handle looking at it. I have pinned a few things and I get on there once or twice a month, but that's all I can emotionally handle. There are so many creative ideas out there. I prefer to go there when I am looking for something specific, instead of just browsing for more things to occupy my time.
A few months back I found this idea on there and decided to try it. I saved it and read through the instructions. I am glad I did because when I went back recently to re-read the instructions, the links no longer worked. http://thisthriftyhouse.blogspot.com/thisthriftyhouse.blogspot.com/2011/11/cheap-diy-photo-canvases.html
The author created this photo display using styrofoam, black fabric, spray glue, and photo prints. I tried to copy the process as best as I could remember.
|Here's one of the first of many template designs.|
Then I wrapped them in black fabric which I stapled on. A professional grade stapler would have worked better than the grade-school one that I had did. I used an iron to make the corners lay nice and flat.
|I bought picture hangers from the store and attached them with hot glue. High-tech, I know, but I did get the idea from the author of the original post.|
|One of the hardest part was choosing which pictures to use.|
|We have plaster walls and I was not willing to deal with that, so I attached them to the wall using Command hooks with the removable sticky. Genius. I even removed some and then re positioned them to make it blend better.|