Sunday, September 25, 2011

Family Photo Wall

A few weeks ago I finally put together our family photo wall. I had most of the frames already but they were in other places around the house. The others I collected over a few months. Most of them came from Hobby Lobby and where half off, but a few came from the dollar store and walmart!

I wanted this wall to kind of represent what my husband and I are all about. Instead of recent family photos, I wanted to put  photos from our marriage and our favorite photos of our grandparents. Okay and one of our cat :) I am still working on getting photos of my husband's grandparents so while we wait, I just filled the frames with more photos of us :) 
Normally, when hanging photos, I just hold the photo up to the wall and say, "Eh, that looks okay" and then end up nailing it in the wrong spot. :) This time I decided to be smarter (and put less holes in the wall).
I got some craft paper (or mailing paper) from the dollar store for $1.00 and just laid all the frames down and traced them. 
After that, I cut them out and taped them to the wall where I thought they would look nice. It was so amazing to be able to just un-tape the paper and move it to another spot. 
I also labeled each piece of paper so that I could tell what was in the frames because some of them were similar in shape. 
My cat Murphy was a huge help during this process....
 Here is the finished photo wall...
And here is a photo that I labeled for you so that you can see what is in all the photos...
Now that's it done, it makes me so happy every time I see it :) 

I am linking this project up to these parties! 

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  1. This looks great!


  2. great gallery wall. all of your frames are proportioned very nicely.

  3. Cute pictures and great idea to use the paper!

  4. Your gallery wall looks great!!! So glad sweet Murphy made it to the wall of honor! Thank you so much for dropping by and for linking up to the Tuesday To Do Party!

  5. Ohh it looks great! That's the same method I use when hanging multiple frames. It works like a charm every time! :)


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