My mother-in-law’s 60th Birthday was just a couple of weeks ago. My wife wanted to make a photo collage for her and as you know, loves rustic decor. We went to several stores looking for what we wanted, but when we found it, super expensive. Now I’m no interior decorator, but when I realized that I have 1/2 the things needed to make this rustic photo display laying around in the shop, I figured we may as well take 20 minutes and make it ourselves.
All we used to make this was a wood photo frame (that we purchased because it was easier then cutting pallets or something to size, but that is also an option), a small roll of chicken wire, a staple gun and staples, and some clothespins.
I simply stretched the chicken wire across the back of the photo frame and stapled it tight.
I added a piece of wire to the top to act as a hanger.
Attach your favorite photos with the clothespins and you’ve got yourself a super trendy rustic photo display. We used our awesome HP Envy 5660 printer and that made printing out photos that friends and family from across the U.S. had texted and emailed so simple. Using the printer app on our smartphones, we could print directly from the phone. With all the things this new printer can do, I think that function may be my favorite – so easy, so awesome. If you’re looking for a budget friendly rockstar of a printer, this is it.
Anyway, this was probably one my favorite homemade gifts we’ve ever made because it was so personalized and of course easy on time and on the budget.
What’s the best homemade gift you’ve ever given or recieved? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!
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Robin (Masshole Mommy) saysMay 18, 2015 at 8:44 am
I love it. I think it came out so good!
Michelle F. saysMay 18, 2015 at 12:37 pm
What a cute and unique way to display your pictures. I have that same printer and I love it.
LydiaF saysMay 18, 2015 at 12:37 pm
It looks fabulous! I know it was appreciated!
Heather saysMay 18, 2015 at 2:34 pm
That is the best DIY photo frame I’ve ver seen. So creative! I might have to make one myself!
Michele saysMay 18, 2015 at 4:28 pm
I don’t think I have ever made a homemade gift (maybe when I was a very young child). I am somewhat of a klutz–okay a total klutz!! I do like how you put this all together and it looks great. I am sure the recipient loved it!
jamie saysMay 18, 2015 at 6:32 pm
What a creative idea!
Crystal saysMay 18, 2015 at 7:37 pm
What a fun project. I love the chicken wire look.
Sandra - The Foodie Affair saysMay 18, 2015 at 7:44 pm
So creative and what a great gift! I bet this was her favorite, especially since it’s personalized with fun photos!
Julie saysMay 18, 2015 at 8:54 pm
I love the photo’s attached with the clothespins! What a fun decoration. I know my Mom loves getting photos of the grandkids.
Debra saysMay 18, 2015 at 9:42 pm
I love how this turned out! So cute!
Liz Mays saysMay 19, 2015 at 12:12 am
I like that printer a lot. The rustic looking display came out so cool. I wouldn’t mind one of those over here!
Travel Blogger saysMay 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm
I’m totally making this for my grandparents. They live on a farm and would love it. I can’t believe you printed them from your home printer though!
Jaime saysMay 19, 2015 at 6:38 pm
I love this! What a creative idea!
Caitlin saysMay 20, 2015 at 8:27 am
Well that sure is a creative way to hang up pics! I like it a lot!