Recently I got my hands on a box full of old family photos. It has been so fun for me to browse through them, and even my kids have enjoyed finding out what Grandma looked like when she was 2 years old. I wanted to have some of my favorite ones out on display for all of us to see, so I came up with this heirloom photo display to hang in our family room.
Supplies: patterned paper (Simple Stories), cardstock stickers (Simple Stories), twine (Jillibean Soup), mini clothespins (Bazic), spray paint (Rustoleum), font (Another Typewriter), adhesive (Xyron), vintage buttons
I started out with an old frame I had sitting around that I had saved after the glass broke. I covered it with a coat of Ivory Satin spray paint and let it dry completely.
I then cut out the 3x4 journaling card elements from Simple Stories’ new 24/Seven collection. I lined them up inside the frame and marked where I needed to add eye hooks.
I then used the 3x4 journaling cards as canvases to create nine mini pages to hang on the twine using mini wooden clothespins. I embellished the cards with cut out Snapshots from the Simple Stories paper, Simple Stories cardstock stickers, twine, and vintage buttons.
I love that our family will be able to see these older photos hanging in our family room. They are great conversation starters and I love that I can change them out in the future with other photos and mini pages.