Entry #1741, October 20, 2012
Happy DIY Saturday! This week we are going to help you create a wall to hang all of your family photos in a creative way. Whether you have been trying to figure out how to show off your family photos or you want a creative way to show your family growing, here is an awesome idea – a family photo tree.
Today we are going to explore some unique ways to hang your family photos. If you are like me, then you have hundreds of photos piled in boxes or in your computer just waiting to be printed and hung. It seems a tedious task to go through all of those photos, but here is a great idea that will make you want to run to your computer and get those photos printed! Whether you have just moved out of your old house and you want to make your interiors feel warm and welcoming or you just need an excuse to place to display photos, this weekend project is perfect. If you need to sell house fast consider removing pictures from walls to remove too much personalization. Your home will sell quicker!
How to Decorate with Family Photos –
Link to video –> Decorating with family photos
Create a family wall tree
This is such a unique idea that will really put some wow on your walls. Take a look at this photo from Pinterest. Essentially, it is a painted tree mural, and once dry you simply hang your family photos amongst the trees branches, making a beautiful family tree! Since we are not all artists, you may need to hire someone to paint your tree. Another, slightly more expensive option, would be to search online for a large wall sticker – the kind that are easily removed and do not damage the wall. However, a wall sticker of this magnitude will be costly – it may be less expensive to hire someone and get a more realistic effect via a painted wall mural.
Your painted tree can have leaves; numerous branches; birds perched in a nest; and even the ever popular owl hooting from a branch. Use your imagination to make the perfect tree to display your favorite family photos. Also, don’t be shy to mix up the frame sizes, colors, and finishes – this will give a time-worn and well-loved look to your family history.
Adorn your tree with removable flowers.
As well as photos, you could add extra items to your trees branches. Adding silk flowers on the tips of the branches in the spring will make a lovely seasonal aspect to your tree. Flowers can be added with two-sided tape and easily removed once spring is done. In fact, you can add to your tree whatever the season! Think about stringing lights on the wall, making your tree lit-up for Christmas and adding a glow to your family photos.
Whatever design you choose, it is time to get those photos out of that shoebox or off of your computer and have fun making your own family tree this weekend.
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