Hey crafty friends! Today I’m participating in Kristen’s Decorate with Pictures series. In case you’re not familiar with Capturing Joy, Kristen writes an incredible blog about photography, family life, recipes, and parties. She’s also written photography books for beginners wanting to learn how to use a dlsr, so definitely check out her site for tons of family photography ideas!
I’m going to be honest here, when I thought about a project for this series I originally wanted to share a gallery wall. I realized last week that I haven’t had family photos taken in years. I had a “bad mom feeling” moment when I couldn’t find many updated pictures of the kids. What I realized is that over the last few years I haven’t used my dslr to take pictures of the kids very often. Most of the pictures of the kids are in my iPhone because let’s be honest, it’s so much easier to quickly snap a picture than to carry a big camera around. Most of the time we don’t even take our camera on vacations anymore. Therefore my plan for a gallery wall is on hold until we take family pictures in the spring. I did however have a couple pictures from last year that I wanted to display on a small entryway table. This DIY Photo Plaque was an easy way to pull out pictures out of my desk drawer and put them on display.
wood plaque (you can find these at most craft stores)
Americana Chalky Finish Paint
Step one: apply 1-2 coats of paint and let dry overnight.
Step two: place your photo in the center of the plaque and press metal studs on corners. You could decoupage the photo down but I chose to simply pin it down in case I’d like to switch the photo out.
I also used this shutter with twine to hang small iPhone pictures from last summer.