{DIY} Displaying Memories with Printiki

Printiki kindly sent me a voucher to print my own photos from their website, so I took the opportunity to try something I had always wanted to do, create a picture board! So, I went online, picked out 30 of my favourite prints* of Kody and I and then got creative!

I would also just like to point out that Printiki’s online ordering system is really easy to use, and it allows you to choose various sizes, boarders and insert your own text too. Shipping is also super quick, I had my prints in no time at all, definitely a great photo printing service!

If you do decide to grab your prints from Printiki then be sure to use my coupon code for FREE SHIPPING!

Coupon Code: ‘767ZCNMU’

Materials:

Frames (your choice).
Paint (your choice).
Paint brush.
Sand paper.
Clear spray varnish (optional).
Twine.
Hot glue gun.
Miniature pegs.
Printed photos.

Step 1. I started with two cheap frames I picked up from the recycling centre, these don’t have to be anything fancy, I think I picked up both of mine for about $3. Once I had my frames I took out the glass, and backing to the frame and wiped it down so I had a clean surface to work on.

Step 2. I applied two coats of paint to my frames. I chose to also paint the backs to make them look a little neater.

Step 3. I then took a piece of sand paper and very carefully sanded down some selected spots on my frame, to give it a shabby chic look. I tried to have the sanded spaces showing a variety of blue paint (the previous colour of the frame) and the raw wood beneath. It is at this stage that I would take a coat of clear varnish to the frame to help protect it, I haven’t done this yet as I was lazy, but I do plan to go back and finish it up!

Step 4. I got my pack of Printiki prints* out and selected my favourite pictures to include in the picture board.

Step 5. I arranged my selected prints into my frames to see how the layout would look, and how many prints I could include in each frame. Obviously, this will vary, dependent on the frame you get!

Step 6. I turned my frame over and split it into 3 sections (will vary based on the frame you choose) and marked out where my twine would be place. I cut out my lengths of twine and got the glue gun out, gluing each piece of twine in place, being sure to pull it tight!

Step 7. Once the glue had dried I turned my frames back over and started pegging on my pictures. Hey presto you’re done!

Have you created a photo board before?
Would you like to try it?
Have you printed your own pictures out with Printiki?

Thanks for stopping by.

 

*Products/services kindly supplied for consideration, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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12 Comments

  1. Anna July 24, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    Brilliant! I love how they came out Kez,such a cool idea with the little pegs.👏😍

    • Kez | acaciasdreams.com August 1, 2017 / 10:47 pm

      Thanks Anna! Let me know if you ever want me to make you one, if you get that photo gallery up!! Xx

      Kez | acaciasdreams.com

    • Kez | acaciasdreams.com August 1, 2017 / 10:48 pm

      Thanks March, I hope you do give it a go, I’d love to see how it turns out for you!

      Kez | acaciasdreams.com

  2. Mica July 24, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    This is such a great DIY! I love the effect you got by sanding through the layers of paint and the prints look so good strung up like that! 🙂 I really need to get better at doing things like this and printing more of the photos I take!

    Hope you are having a nice start to the week!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Kez | acaciasdreams.com August 1, 2017 / 10:55 pm

      Go on Mica, bring out your creativity! I’d love to see some of the things you do!

      Kez | acaciasdreams.com

  3. Pia July 25, 2017 / 12:20 am

    I love this framing idea!! I just did a post on air plants and I think they’d look awesome on something like this. Printed out photos are such a nice thing to have too!

    🍉 Pia
    http://gymbagsandjetlags.com

    • Kez | acaciasdreams.com August 1, 2017 / 10:58 pm

      Thanks Pia! I’ve always wanted to do those wall mounted, framed, planters… I think air plants would be perfect!!

      Kez | acaciasdreams.com

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