Get ready to craft a fresh image and personal style for your decor using your cache of photographic memories, and have some fun doing it. The great news is you don’t need a lot of time or artistic talent to create these cool, stylish displays. Each idea is super quick and simple—not to mention easy on the budget. Just set aside a few hours and gather some basic tools and supplies.
Paint, as well as colorful string and yarn wound around brass tacks, transforms an ordinary corkboard into a 3-D work of art in its own right. Tuck treasured photos and keepsakes between the stretched, crisscrossed strings to create easy-to-change displays.
Gather Your Materials
Plain cork bulletin board
White paint and brush
Paint plain bulletin board white. Let dry.
Fold a large piece of paper in half and cut a curve, open up for a symmetrical heart shape to fit within the board.
Lay heart shape onto bulletin board and attach gold pins at even intervals (about 2-3” spaced apart). Remove the heart pattern.
Wrap twine and yarn around the gold tacks.
Secure the string under the tacks with a knot, clip the extra length.
Layer pictures and cards within the string. Hang sweet little keepsakes from the pins.
Coils on a vintage whisk also serve as a charming photo holder on a desktop.
Or, decoupage a print to the inside of a glass jar using Mod Podge to create a sweet spot for art brushes. Let photos curve freely inside a jar for a changeable display.
A spiral place card holder pushed into a cork glued to a wine stopper makes another pretty photo display.
Use an online photo printing service, such as snapfish.com, to reproduce images of your favorite lovelies on a custom pillow, front and back.
Photography by Jay Wilde
Produced by Katie Leporte
© Caruth Studio