DIY: Photo Chain

2.01.2012

Before Marcus and I were married, we were both living up in Rexburg in separate apartments.
My freedom to decorate was limited both by landlord rules and by a lack of funds, but i needed something to make it feel homey so I made this little photo banner with my favorite pictures of my best friends from home, my favorite AZ places, family, and Marcus and I. 
I really loved waking up every morning to this.
It was really easy and was done with things everyone has laying around the house:
scissors, photos, glue-stick, craft paper, string, push-pins (if hanging on wall or board)

All you need to do is cut about 1-inch strips of paper as thick or thin as you want them, fold them in half, glue the meeting paper edges together (forming a loop for the string to thread through):
next glue the little paper loops to each corner of your photo:
thread the string through and position each photo a distance apart that you like best.
finally pin the finished banners to the wall, strings it across the backs of chairs for a party, or drape from a pretty branchy center piece:
You can even use other things like envelopes, post cards, hearts for valentine's day or a combination of it all!
I'd love to see what you come up with so link back if you use this tutorial <3

Happy February!

18 comments

tani said...

I am definitely going to do this! I'll make sure to share my link when I do. I love the nostalgic look this creates! Very pretty.

Katrina Anderson said...

That looks darling. I'm living with a host family in France and have been wanting to make my room look more homey. Time to find some string and get my pictures out of my photo album. :)

Britt said...

Love this!  Now if only to devote time to getting digital photos into real life ones... old school ;-)

Johanna said...

I have to do this! I've been looking for a way of decorating my new room with the photos I brought from home (I'm in the US now!) and this is a fabulous way!

Ashley Nielson said...

Where are you in the us?! How fun!

Johanna said...

In New Jersey. It IS fun. And weird and crazy.

Luckypolish said...

It looks great! I have to try this!

ThreadsAndButtons said...

This would be great for a party or shower too.  Love it!

Chelsea said...

You're a cutie.  I want to do this!  My husband and I are living in an apartment right now, and it's so hard to know how to decorate when we aren't allowed to paint or anything!

Kaitlin Murphy said...

This is a great idea! I live in an apartment with 5 other girls on the campus of Utah State and we're always trying to find ways to decorate our apartment without breaking the housing rules. This should work nicely if we put it up with command strips!

Ari- Audrey Onassis said...

Love it! I'm going to make a heart one for V Day!

Anne Marie said...

oh this is cute!!  Love it!

Courtney said...

Cool idea, would be great for a Valentines Day decoration. Thanks for showing us.

Mugdha said...

Oooh! Those are so cute! I think I'm gonna try them out, current landlord restrictions considered! Thanks!

Nikki Berezay said...

I did something similar but with jumbo clothes-line pins when I was single and it was so fun! I like your take on it too, gave me a good idea for my own DIY tutorial. Thanks!

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Fashion Budget Girl said...

haha I just graduated from BYU-Idaho in December and when I first saw this I thought "I have seen this in apartments before" Super cute! I will have it try it for myself!

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Lauren said...

I love this, in fact I loved it so much I linked to your tutorial. Photos of my own to come hopefully after this weekend!

Jess said...

Such a cute idea! Love it!

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