It’s time to talk DIY crafts! My friends Grace and Tamar (see below) came to me with a design problem. Their stairwell is bare and they want to hang up photos, but it’s a narrow space and frames risk getting knocked over as people walk by. Plus this should be attractive and on a budget. What to do?! After researching ideas via pinterest, we concluded it would be best to buy some fun papers and tape and mount the images right onto the wall. We didn’t want it to feel cheap and dorm -style, so we had some fun with it!
Meet Grace and Tamar. They rock!
We met up at my favorite guilty pleasure: Paper Source! If you’ve never been, even just to browse, make the trip!
Grace and Tamar decided to buy two different types of patterned paper to keep it all feeling cohesive. I decided to also do this project for one of my bedroom walls. I also switched it up and bought different types of papers and even brought along some fun wrapping paper I had left over at home. With a little double-sided tape, we mounted images on our paper.
It was fun to play with the scraps, colors, and textures.
Even wrapping paper made for a fun colorful backing.
I kept laying the images out to make sure I was staying within the same color palette.
Above is Grace cutting up her images. She went a step further than I did and even laminated the sheets so that everything was completely smooth.
Originally we thought we’d use masking tape, but found fun colors of electrical tape to play with. Grace and Tamar used black tape for all the edges to keep it consistent. Precutting the tape on a mat makes sure it’s even and squared corners.
It’s fun to look back at old photos 🙂
I decided to mount my photos around my frame so I can look at them every morning.
Don’t look too closely at my messy bed (which was an impromptu desk for this project). But I love the family pics <3.