I hardly have any pictures hanging on the wall of me and my husband together- all our frames are occupied with pictures of the kiddos (they are much cuter than we are!) but I thought it would be fun to make a master bedroom collage that showcased the awesome places we have been, the fun stuff we have done, and the great memories we have made together! I made this arrangement that is now hanging just above our bed and I absolutely love it!
(The big frame is 24×24 & the other frames are 12×12)
Here is how I made the couple’s collage.
I bought a frame at a thrift shop for a couple bucks. I painted it black and sanded the edges to distress it a bit.
Then I gathered pictures- lots and lots of pictures (72 to be exact!) I uploaded them to my favorite online editing program, made them all black & white, and then made them into 9 different collages of 8 pictures each.
I used the same template for each collage, I just flipped the template to give it a little variety. I sized my collages to be 8.25 inches square, which happened to fit my square frame PERFECTLY! No cutting or overlapping needed!
I printed each of them off using my printer at home, which I thought would look ghetto, but I wanted to make sure my spacing was right before I paid to have them professionally printed. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality, especially behind the glass you can’t even tell the difference! So I simply laid (or is it layed?) the collages out and taped them together on the backsides like so:
Lastly, I put them in my frame and hung it on my wall… but it needed something more.
So I cut each of our initials in black vinyl, added them to the glass of 2 matching frames and planked both sides of the collage.
Often times my husband and I will just lay at the foot of our bed looking at this collage, reminiscing about all the fun places we’ve been together. It is such a fun piece of artwork for our master bedroom!
What do you think???
(This post originally published in October 2009)