Friday, May 28, 2010

Picture perfect!

I wanted a line of photos in my daughter's room, but wasn't sure what to do for them. So I asked her what she wanted. Umm, she wanted pictures of herself--all of them--of course. I had given her a few suggestions, but was turned down so I figured I ought to just make the best of it.

I started out with baby pictures as requested. Even though she was, naturally, a super-cute baby, they weren't really that interesting or different. So I decided to just pick some of my favorites. It took a long time to pick faves, narrow it down, and then switch them out a few times to make sure they went together. I think it worked though.

Try it out!
[1]To make your own, you will need 5 frames. I used 5 of the same frame so that the pictures would be the focal part, not the frames.

[2]Use a photo editing program to crop and adjust your photos so you get just the right size depending on the size and opening of your frame.

[3]Print out pictures in black and white. I had my printed because I wanted a better quality print. Sometimes, I have printed out on regular paper and you can hardly tell the difference once it is under the glass.

[4]To hang, I centered the first one (the center picture) from left to right on the wall. Then, I used a plastic block to mark off how much distance I wanted between the frames by holding it all on the wall. (I didn't want them spaced evenly across the wall; I wanted the whole long rectangle that the five pictures made up to be place evenly across the wall.) My husband has a small level and we used that to make sure the nails were in a straight line.

Pretty simple, but I think it makes a nice statement. And, let me tell you, my daughter was thrilled to see so many pictures of her favorite star!
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3 comments:

Brittni Schroeder,  said... May 28, 2010 at 6:57 PM  

Love! If I was that cute I would put pictures of myself all over the wall too.

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com,  said... May 31, 2010 at 9:10 PM  

It looks really classy! I would get it printed too because it's so cheap to get it done these days!

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radn,  said... March 9, 2011 at 1:41 PM  

Looks lovely! She is cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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