I have been wanting to do this project for awhile, but kept putting it off because I was afraid it would be more challenging than it actually was (don't you love it when that happens?). This project was super easy, quick, and inexpensive and would also make great gifts for grandparents or other loved ones!
What you will need:
photos of your little people | 3/4" square dowels or thin wood trim | brass eye hooks | staple gun | ribbon or twine or string
I have realized lately that I don't take a lot of up close photos of the girls' sweet faces (guess it's the instagrammer in me; I seem to prefer to post photos of them that are further away) and I wanted to capture some of their expressions in a fun way.
I thought it would be more challenging than it was to snap these, but they had a blast. I had them stand in front of a blank wall, and we put on different fun little headbands and accessories and they would make faces at each other to get them to laugh and be silly. (Also, I used my iPhone for these!) Then I uploaded them to my computer, upped the brightness and contrast and changed them to black and white, and then cropped them to be in a portrait format and assembled them onto one page. You can likely do this on an iPhone app, or download a free trial of Photoshop or Photoshop elements or other photo editing software.
I had the print made at Walgreen's, which was super easy. I ordered it online, and it was ready in about an hour. I went with the 24" x 36" poster size, and trimmed it into three pieces with scissors. I cut down the wood trim, and staple gunned the poster pieces to the back, screwed in the eye hooks, and then tied on the string.
So fun, right? And such an easy way to capture a little snippet of this season! This project was super simple, so it's a great last minute gift idea!