$1 Photo Wall Template

Photo Wall Template

Photo Wall Template

After putting up the board and batten in the entryway (you can check that out here or here), I knew I needed to rehang the photos along the stairs. I’ve seen those nifty little photo wall template kits that can help you design a layout and gives you the frames.  I love the idea, but I already have the frames and I’m too impatient to wait for a kit to be mailed to me. So I grabbed a cup of coffee (to get the creative juices flowing) and had an a ha! moment. I ran down to the laundry room, went through a few boxes of “scraps” from projects and came up with this:

Photo Wall Template

Photo Wall Template

Can you guess what I used? It’s contact paper!!!!

A couple of months ago I decided to make paint can labels using contact paper. I went to the local dollar store and bought a 2 roll package for, you guessed it, $1. I still had one full roll and a half roll. I rolled it out, grabbed my frames and a pair of scissors and got to work. I laid each frame on the paper and cut out a square to match the size of the frame.

Step 1: Lay a picture on the contact paper

Step 1: Lay a picture on the contact paper and cut a square to size.

Once I cut all of the squares, I laid them on the back side of the picture frame and cut slits where the hangers were:

Cut slits in the contact paper where the hangers are

Step 2: Cut slits in the contact paper where the hangers are

Next, I peeled off the backing and started laying out my wall. I probably rearranged it a half dozen times but that is one of the greatest parts of using contact paper – it peels and sticks super easy and without damaging your paint!

Step 3: Layout Your Photo Wall

Step 3: Layout Your Photo Wall

Once I finally decided on a layout, I made sure everything was level and evenly placed and then placed a screw or nail in the slits. I pulled the contact paper off of the wall, hung my prints and voila! I laid out a photo wall for only $1!

After: Photo Wall (I'm missing a couple of pictures  b/c I need a few more frames)

After: Photo Wall (I’m missing a couple of pictures b/c I need a few more frames). My inner OCD demon got to me after I posted this pic because that pic at the bottom is not level! It is now hung right. 🙂

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4 Responses to “$1 Photo Wall Template”

    • Jill

      Ha ha! Thank you Tina! My mind is known to come up with a few awesome things from time to time. 🙂

      Reply
    • Jill

      Thank you! We are really enjoying the look of the board and batten! It just completely changed the look of the space.

      Reply

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