If you’re like me, you probably constantly attempt to delete a bunch of photos from your camera roll in a bid to make room for all the other photos you want to take. I’m constantly snapping photos, I love savouring the memories and looking back at those times, especially if they evoke very happy and blissful feelings. I also love sharing those moments with other people, and by having photos on my walls at home it allows me to do that as well as creating a soothing, homely atmosphere around me.
If you head up the stairs towards the landing in my house we have a cute photo wall going on. Except theres one problem with a photo wall, you have to choose the most important memories of all to display otherwise you’d fill the space pretty darn quick! I don’t like to be limited, I’m one of those people that if I’m told ‘no can’t be done’ I’ll find my own way to make it happen and do it myself. Each photo memory holds the same value to me, so I came up with an idea that allowed me to display loads of our memories at once whilst not taking up the entire photo wall!
I’ve seen a lot of collages that end up looking quite tacky to display, not to demote its value to the owners but for myself I like things to look really clean cut, organised and stylish. Since Pinterest became a thing I’m more in tune with my inner interior designer, haha! I long to take photos of my house that look Pinterest worthy and suprisingly this doesn’t have to be costly either!
So, to make your black and white photo mash up all you need is: A large photo frame (mine was originally from Ikea, but a friend of mine was selling one for a fiver), Black and white square cut photo prints (I think mine are 4×4 and I ordered them online) and some glue (I used PVA)!! Its pretty simple really, but very effective.
If you have photos that you’d like to use that aren’t black and white, most online printing companies allow you to edit your uploaded photos which makes the process of converting them pretty easy with no stress at all. All you need to do now is patiently wait for your prints to arrive!
Before you get gluing you need to arrange your photos. With black and white prints you’ll find that some are more on the light side whereas others are more dark, you want to create the right balance for a display. Don’t rush this step of arranging them because you’re too eager to get gluing, take time to create something you’re really proud of. Once you’ve arranged them, start sticking them to the back board of the frame, you’d think this step would be easy with square cut photos right? But you MUST make sure you are gluing them down straight otherwise you’ll end up with wonky horizontal and vertical lines!!
This is a great way to add more style to your home whilst still sharing your wonderful memories with everyone! You’ll be in love forever!