Today I attached some memories to the wall.
Yep, I did.
Because that is basically what photos are, after all.
Memories of events, time and people.
Now, making a giant heart shape out of a group of family photos isn’t anything complicated, unique or even slightly spectacular.
But it is amazing how much I love it. A large gathering of memories from a pile of random family photos. (Many not even frame-worthy.)
I started off with a blank piece of wall. (One of the most oft decorated spaces in my home.)
They were 20 cents a piece. If I wanted to wait until they mailed them to me, it would have been only 12 cents a photo. (But then, of course, I was a wee bit impatient so I just opted for the same-day pick-up.)
Then I just played around with the layout until I had a shape I liked.
I underestimated the number of photos I needed, but luckily, had ordered double prints for another project. So I just grabbed a few of my favorites and used them twice, ending up with 42 photos.
I taped all the photos together first (row by row) so they wouldn’t become crooked once I hung them up.
I heart it.
All the photos were printed in black and white, but I left my daughter’s bright-hued hair in all it’s full glory. (To commemorate the fun summer of her neon pink do, of course.)
So there it is, a very simple way to put memories (and a giant heart) up on the wall.
I’m sharing this project over at Capturing Joy With Kristen Duke today. For the whole month of February, Kristen is doing a Decorating with Pictures series. So many great ideas to be had and daily fun prizes to be won. Be sure to check it out!