This DIY Photo display board is easy to make and looks amazing for display photos without damaging them! A great idea for renters, as well!
Many of you that have been hanging with us here at NellieBellie for a long time know that we moved from a big home in the country to severals in a historic town outside of Minneapolis, MN be before ultimately buying our current home several years ago.
One of the challenges of renting was turning our rental apartments into a home that felt personal. I never realized how much I took for granted my ability to paint and drill holes in the wall whenever I wanted. When we were renting, I missed painting. And gosh darn, I missed drilling holes in the wall! All you renters...you hear me!
This photo display only requires 1 nail hole because the canvas is very light. 1 nail hole for 30 photo's...win!! Better yet, use Command Hooks for the win!
Tip: Apply the same filter (I use Afterlight on my Iphone for filters and photo editing) to each of the photos. This will give you a uniform, artsy look for your display. I'm a big fan of the vintage filters.
- 2' by 4' canvas (easily found at a craft store. Watch for sales to keep this cost down!)
- 30 binder clips
- super glue (or equal adhesive)
- photos (I used small squares of Instagram photos)
- optional: craft paint and brush
Note: The concept of binder clips on a board works for ANY size canvas or board. Use what you have, what you find on sale, or what is gifted to you!
- Put your images into the clips (so that you have a better visual of the finished product) and lay out your images and clips how you want them to be for your finished photo board. I went 4 across and used 28 images. The size of your images will dictate how many across you can do.).
- (below) Remove the image prior to glueing on the binder (believe me, you might accidentally glue the image to the canvas--or something?), set the binder aside, apply glue to the canvas where you want the binder to be positiond, and press the binder back into the glue, hold in place for about 1 minute.
Apply a stroke of craft paint along the edge of the canvas. I like this because it gives a nice finished look instead of looking like I just stuck a canvas on the wall (well, I kinda did, didn't I.). It only takes a few minutes with a sponge brush. Ribbon or fabric would be equally charming!
I love the gold binder clips on this...I think they look like mini plaques under each print.
P.S. Isn't my family the cutest!