LARGE PHOTO DISPLAY – Showcase your family pictures in your home with a photo display covering large wall surfaces as part of your home decor.
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I love to display photos in my house… – a lot.
It makes me happy to look at them when I walk by them.
This LARGE PHOTO DISPLAY is one of my favorites.
(Photo courtesy – me and my tripod :-))
I will show you today the most inexpensive way to DIY that great photo display.
No, it is not a joke. This large black and white photo display only cost me $7. I surprised my hubby with this gorgeous gift last Christmas. Wait…last Christmas..? It’s almost Christmas again. Oh well, I think I had a busy year:-)
I guess I have to realize how fast time flies. It is crazy!
– Large (2’x3′)engineering black and white print of your photo (cost less than $4 at Office Max or Staples)
*Note: Some readers hadn’t had much luck printing their photos as an engineering print at their local store*:-(
– Wood panel (the most inexpensive kind is more than perfect -$1.79- Home Depot)
– Flat corner braces ($ 2.00)
Get your engineering prints (it can only be black and white) printed at Office Max or Staples. Just like Ashley did for her POSTER PRINTING!
Black and white is my favorite way to display my images. My print is about 2 feet by 3 feet in size.
But I also made a smaller one, about 1.5 feet by 2 feet in size.
At home depot, make the wood panel cut to the right size, according to your print. For a 2′ x 3′ print my cuts were:
two 19″ and two 34″ pieces of wood panels.
With the flat corner braces, secure the wood panels together to make a large rectangle frame.
Here is the large frame after it’s done.
I covered the frame with mod podge and carefully smoothed the print on the frame.
Tip: One of my reader’s paper had wrinkled from the mod podge. I haven’t had any issues with any of my photo displays
but maybe try to mod podge the back of the frame only. That should be enough to keep the print in the frame:-)
Be very careful on the corners and fold the print nicely on.
This is how it looks in the back of the frame. If you prefer, you can make your frame smaller,
so when you fold the print you have more to work with.
Here is the final product, my friends! Large beautiful photo display for only $7.
This will make a perfect gift to anyone. I made one to my BFF of her son, and she was more than amazed with it.
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Are you ready to make your DIY photo display?
Have fun with it.
Before you leave, check out how I turned this fabulous dresser to what it is today.
Or check out how I made this easy West Elm inspired jewelry holder
If you click here, you can find some inspiring projects to tackle.
Thanks for reading!