Friday, July 24, 2015

Easy as 1-2-3 DIY tapestry

I have been having so much fun these past couple of weeks working on setting up the playroom (see here) for our son Charlie, it almost makes me giddy. 
My latest project for this space is this DIY photo tapestry that was so easy to do and makes a big statement.


Here's what I used:


- a photo of Charlie (taken with my iPhone) that I had enlarged to a 18" x 24" poster and ordered through Staples.com (it only cost $17.99!)

- two pieces of scrap wood we had in our garage cut slightly longer than the width of the poster

- stain

- a foam brush (not pictured above)

- thumbtacks

- a hammer

- paracord (that I had but I recently saw for sale at Michaels)

- a hot glue gun (not pictured above)


 I started by staining the wood. 
It just needed one coat.


Then once the stain was dry, I attached the poster to the wood using a hammer and thumbtacks.
I suggest starting in the middle and working your way out to keep the poster straight. Mine is a little bit crooked but not that noticeable. I was going to use a staple gun but was afraid of the staples going all the way through the wood. I suppose you could also use glue.


The last step was attaching the paracord. 
I probably could have attached it with thumbtacks but instead used a hot glue gun.


And that's it!
An easy project that makes a big statement!






Have a great weekend!
- Caitlin

8 comments:

  1. This is amazing Caitlin!! So need to try this out!! Super easy and super cute, thanks so much for sharing!!

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  2. Love this so much, Caitlin! You chose the perfect picture of your son too.

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    1. Thanks so much Brandi, it's one of my favorite pictures of him. He was only 4 months in it and now he's 14 months!

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  3. Could that face possibly be cuter…love the tapestry!! Happy weekend!

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