Today I’m going to share with you a tutorial on how to make a picture display. I wanted to spotlight my son’s first year at his first birthday party, and thought this would be a fun way to do it!
Sooo it was about ten o’ clock at night(the night before my son’s 1st birthday party) when I thought of this grand idea. Doesn’t it seem like creative juices always seem to flow late at night?
My husband thought I was crazy for starting a project when I still had a million other things to do that night, but I told him it would be really cute and to not wait up. It really didn’t end up taking that long. Maybe 1 or 2 hours… haha
So since it was late, and the craft store was closed I decided to search my house up an down for all the supplies I needed.
Luckily i found a board that I was “planning” on using for another project…
Then I found some fabric that was left over from my baby bedding and that I also used here. I highly suggest using uphoulstry fabric when doing this project. If you don’t have cute fabric you could just paint the board as well.
I got out my staple gun, pulled the fabric really tight and stapled away! Then I wrapped the corners like a present.
Next, I found some wooden dowels left over from this project. Then I grabbed the drill and found the exact same size drill bit and measured accordingly. If I were to do this project again I would get a little longer board, so the pictures aren’t as close.
I also cut the dowels to different lengths to give it a little more funky look. After you drill the holes twist the dowels into the board.
Then I made little signs with the paper I had, and added a little distressed ink(my fav)!
It was finally time to clip on all the cute pictures of my little boy! It’s crazy how fast he grew…but he sure is a cutie!
Next add a little frill to go along with your theme…
AND you got yourself a nice looking centerpiece.
I love it!
Hope you all try it out! You could really take this to a more extreme level and get pretty creative!
Click on over to see the rest of his party! It was super cute!
Thanks Steph for letting me join you . I’d love for you all to come visit me at I?naptime and see what else I’ve been up too! I have lots of fun projects and recipes for you to try! Also join me for “Sundae Scoop” every Saturday where you can link up just about anything!!
Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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