I’m obsessed with hanging pictures. Seriously, you should have seen me when I was in the frame aisle at Target. And while classic rectangular frames are great (I absolutely have plenty of them in my room, too), I want to show you some other ways to display your favourite memories.
LINE BY LINE
I recently had many of my favourite photos printed at Walgreens. My image to frame ratio is about 100,000 to 10. Somehow I actually want to show off the rest of my image, but I haven’t any idea how to do it. Finally, I made a decision to put masking tape on the back of the molding and stick it to my wall. It’s so easy, but it is easily turned into one of my favourite things I’ve ever done in my bedroom.
All you need is a bunch of 4×6 prints (or whatever size you want in fact, but I prefer all of them to be the same size) and super strong tape. You can even spice up your plain dresser or doors using the same method.
Pro Tip: I do not recommend regular Scotch tape. I attempted it and half of my pictures fell in the middle of the night. It’s no fun waking up in a puddle of photo prints!
A while ago, I was on Pinterest and came across a classic yarn and pin idea. Before buying any yarn, I in fact came across LIGHT UP CLOTHESPINS. I found this magical room decor on Typo and it is still one of my favourite purchases to this day.
It’s battery operated, which is convenient because you do not have to worry about placing it near a power outlet. However, the battery pack is quite heavy, so when hanging it, ensure the whole clothesline is supported. To close this I used the clear Command hook. The Command Hook is particularly helpful because it is strong, but easily slips off the wall when you need to remove it. They’re also great for dorms or apartments because they do not rip the paint off the walls!
Pro Tip: The first time I hung a clothesline, I used about five Command hooks — bad idea. It crashed a few days later and the pictures are entirely crumpled. The next time, I used about ten command hooks to hang it and it hasn’t crashed (hopefully not).
But obviously, if you do not want to use the lit version, you can absolutely use regular thread and clothespins. — stylish and cute!
I’m obsessed with this look. VERY easy and VERY cheap! I mean, if you have already got the prints, the only other thing you need is masking tape. And if you are anything like me, you have already got plenty of washi tape!
It’s also great for dorms and apartments, as it does not require a drill or nails like regular framing, and the washi tape is simple to remove from the wall without damaging any of the paint. They do not spoil the picture either!
Pro Tip: I do not have a tip for this because it is honestly very easy. However, in my drawing I made messy lines with the masking tape. If you want, you can make a cleaner cut with tape. These two look so cute!
BOBBY PIN ORGANIZER
Not only is this hilarious, but it is also probably the most helpful things I’ve ever made.
For this you’re going to get a frame which has a thick border. The thicker the better. I prefer a smaller frame since I keep this on my dresser, but really, pick a size you like! You will also need magnetic strips and hot glue. And if you want to decorate it, you need paints and brushes.
All you’ll do is cut four magnetic strips to cover all sides of the frame. Hot glue the strip down. If you do not dig the entire black magnetic look, you can absolutely paint the strips! Once dry, insert the picture into the frame and then throw your bobby pin onto the magnet. It’s a very cute way to share photos, while still providing practical use as an organizer!
Pro Tip: You may want to remove the glass from the frame before painting. And if you actually want a very clean frame, tape down the sides so none of the paint gets there.
IN THE FORM OF
Again, I have too many images to slot in my measly frame. So if you have a blank wall, make a shape out of your picture! I chose to do mine at an angle to make it a bit more three-dimensional, but the area for your image to display is entirely up to you.
I made mine a heart shape but thought something like a peace sign or a star would be cute too. It’s even cooler if you have smaller print and can write short words (like “love” or “laugh”) with your pictures!
Pro Tip: Just like in the first idea, I do not recommend Scotch tape for this. Use stronger tape to stop the pictures from falling off!
Plain rectangular frames might be a bit overwhelming (but in the best way!), but store-bought frames are getting creative. All of the frames in the image above were purchased at Michaels or Target.
I love frames with funky shapes, but my favourite frame is unquestionably my “life is good” frame. It’s hard to resist super cute frames!
Pro Tip: When I purchase frames, I generally like frames that contain more than one image. The more, the merrier!
A great way to display pictures is on a bulletin board. Wallet-sized pictures are an incredible addition to any bulletin board, particularly since many wallets no longer have the room for pictures they used to.
Pro Tip: I like to spread mine all over the bulletin board, making it messy and crooked. By stacking them, you can place more pictures on the board.
One of my best friends made this for me as a Christmas present last year and that I absolutely love it. I hang it on my door and it’s a cute piece to look at when I enter my bedroom every day.
Here’s how he did it: He got an enormous wooden letter from a local craft store and essentially made a collage of pictures in the shape of the letter. He glued it in with Mod Podge, then put another layer of Mod Podge on top to ensure the picture did not come off. Plus, the texture is good and glossy afterwards!
Pro Tip: While I did not make this one, I highly recommend putting your image down before pasting it. Make sure they’re in a good formation, and ensure all of them fit without cutting the face!
Another great way to showcase your pictures is to make a collage! Collages are so much fun to make, and they hold so many pictures.
I bought this particular frame at Target and it’s‘Currently hanging in my living room. The original frame features about three or four larger images. I made a decision to ditch that idea and fill the whole frame instead. I love how it turned out!
Pro Tip: Another way to include more images is to crop them to size. Cut excess background from the image, or cut it into funky shapes so you can overlap it without getting in the way of the image’s importance.
I love my shadow box. I filled mine with fake Polaroids and that I love them! I bought this custom shadow box on Typo, so it includes hook and thread inside. You can even throw other items in here, such as movie tickets, cute notes, or even significant jewellery.
Pro Tip: If you want the Polaroid look without having a Polaroid camera, print your pictures, ensuring there’s extra space between them. Leave a little bit of white on the top and sides, and leave it alone about twice the amount white space at the bottom, essentially duplicating the Polaroid. How cute!
If you‘confused how to decorate your room, pictures are all the time an incredible solution!