I came across Erin’s blog, How to Nest for Less, a few months ago, and I love her fun projects and I can tell she has an eye for digital design. She helped me make a portfolio/media kit, and I’m SO grateful! I LOVE the giant clothespins she’s used in her post here–adorable!
Clothespin Photo Holders + Canvas Prints
Hey everyone! I’m Erin from How to Nest for Less!
I’m thrilled to be sharing some new ideas for decorating with photography in Kristen’s series this month. I use photographs all over my home in my interior design. I find it makes your home more personal and can easily reflect your taste and style.
- Oversized Clothespins (purchased from Hobby Lobby)
- 5×7 canvas boards
- Mod Podge
- 5.25 x 7.25 inch paper printouts of photos
- Foam brush
- Flower embellishments
Doesn’t this make a cool effect? I just printed the photos on plain old computer paper with my cheap printer. Since the paper is so thin, the Mod Podge makes the texture of the canvas show through. Love this look!
Just make sure the prints are a little bigger than the canvases so you can wrap the photo around the edges. Just take an exacto knife or scissors and trim out a little niche from the edge. This will create a clean fold around the canvas.
Next I painted my clothespins in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. You can really use any type of paint. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors are just my favorites (and I have plenty on hand for my furniture makeovers).
Thanks to all you guys for reading along today.
I hope you enjoyed my fun little Clothespin Photo Holder tutorial.
If you’d like to see more from me you can check out some of my room makeovers!
Thanks Kristen for having me visit for the day.
I’m always in complete awe of your photography. You are a true inspiration!
Much ♥ to everyone,
Erin is a St. Louis based designer, wife, mother and author of the blog
How to Nest for Less