Hello Bubby and Bean readers! I'm Kate from Scathingly Brilliant, and I'm sharing a little home project today while Melissa is taking time off with her adorable new bundle of cuteness!
I just love being surrounded by family photos and happy memories in my home, so I'm always trying to come up with new ways to display them. This way is definitely my favorite! I scanned some of my favorite family pictures on the highest resolution setting that my scanner could muster so that they could be blown up larger later. I resized each photo to a 8" square on my computer and then uploaded the files to Spoonflower, a website where you can print custom fabric. I took advantage of a sale they had last year where 8" x 8" swatches were only $1 each, but they are normally priced at $5. If you're planning on doing an entire wall display like I did, the most affordable solution is to put every photo into one photoshop document, and then order a yard or fat quarter, instead of ordering each swatch separately.
I got an assortment of embroidery hoops at my local craft store in various sizes, and just stretched the fabric inside and hot-glued the excess fabric on the back. Some pictures needed to fill a whole 8" hoop, while some were small enough to get cropped into a 5" hoop. I decided to add a little cheek to my display (and show off my love for The Office) by including Jim and Pam Halpert's wedding photo as well. I think it's fun to throw some silly into serious home decor!
And how cute would it be if you have a new baby (a-hem!) to put up one new embroidery hoop each year and create an ever-growing photo display of your growing little one!? -Kate
Many thanks to my pal Kate for sharing this super cute DIY project with Bubby and Bean's readers! Kate shares my love for animals (we initially bonded over the losses of Bubby dog and her sweet Hypatia kitty), and her blog, Scathingly Brilliant, features lots of cats, lots of adorable vintage inspired fashion, and lots of overall cuteness. Pay her a visit and it will undoubtedly brighten your day! xo, melissa