I am horrible about printing and displaying pictures. I take thousands of pictures, and I've only had a fraction of them printed. I still haven't framed any of my wedding pics, and the only framed picture I have of Jude is in the kitchen. Yep, it's bad. It's on my list of to-dos, I swear. In the meantime, I've finally got some pictures on the wall. Lots of them. I got Jason the Fujifilm Instax Mini for Father's Day a couple years back, and I added the wide INSTAX 210 to his collection at Christmas. We love these little cameras. The photos have the awesome flattering vintage quality of polaroids. And while the film isn't cheap, it means we actually have printed pictures. The printed pictures were half the battle for sure, but then we had quite the collection sitting in a box.
I decided enough was enough. I had pinned this image (and quite a few like it) long ago, it was time to create my own photo wall. Half way through the process, the coolest kids on the bloggity-block did this, and I knew I'd made the right decision (mine isn't quite as cool, but it sure is fun to look at). Someday, the whole entire hallway will be covered. I think this would look rad with printed instagram photos too.
Here are a few tips if you'd like to create your own photo wall:
- After trying a few different products, I found a this to work the very best. The pics haven't budged, yet I'm not damaging our photos or the wall. Just a small dot in the middle of the small pics and tiny dots on the corners of the larger ones.
- Organize your photos by orientation so that it is easy to create a pattern that fills the whole space.
- Start in the middle and work your way out.
- Don't over think it. (This was hard for me.) It's not supposed to be perfect or overly organized.
Our tiny hall used to simply be a way to get to the bathroom and bedrooms. Now it is a destination all it's own.
Alright, I'm off to get some GD pictures in frames already!