We had this white empty wall in the living room since we moved in into our rental flat. I was thinking of ways how to make it more homey without ruining the walls and I found these miracle stickers – I wish I knew about them years ago. Honestly, if you ever want to put something on the walls don’t even bother drilling and making holes, they have different sizes so you can put posters, frames, canvas and it really makes a difference.
One day when I saw these white photo frames in Poundland (that’s a British variety store chain selling most items at the single price of £1, including clearance items and proprietary brands), I decided it was a sign. I bought 12 (size 20x25cm). Unfortunately, Poundland don’t have an online shop so I can’t link them for you. I tried to find some in Amazon but they have ridiculous prices. I’m just gonna show you the closest I could find to mine but honestly any cheap stores that sell photo frames will do.
I got my sticky strips from Amazon. It says they’re for posters but I put 4 on each frame so it should last longer. They have various sizes and quantities so go check them out.
Other tools you’ll need: Scissors, measuring tape, glue (or clear tape), pencil, level.
The first thing you have to do is to select what photos you’re going to put in the frames.
I wasn’t sure how to make every photo in the same position in all the frames. Now, there might be an easier way of doing it but this is how I did it. I measured where I want the photo to be on a white piece of paper and then I cut it out. I used this on every frame. Just take out the white paper that comes with the frame and if it has something on the front turn it on the other side. Then put the stencil for the picture over the paper and then put the photo in the middle with some glue or tape on the back. Remove the stencil and put the picture in the frame.
The frames I got had a stand on the back so I had to remove it but fortunately they’re not the greatest quality so I could rip it off easily (you can see on the pictures below). Then I just turned it over when I put the pictures in and closed the frame so you can’t really see any marks on the back.
It was difficult to figure out where to put the pictures and how to measure it. So what I did in the end – I measured the wall from one side to the other, then I divided the number by 2 and I found the middle of the wall. From there I started to build my little memory lane.
It’s all up to you how far from each other you’re going to put them. I decided to measure 8cm between each frame. Once you put the first couple of pictures you’ll get the hang of it and you’ll finish in no time.
One important thing I forgot to mention: use a level! It makes a big difference and it helps a lot with the positioning of the frames. Tip: If you don’t have a level at home, go and check you smart phone. Most of the smart phones have a measuring app and in there you can find a level! (You’re welcome!)
And that’s about it. At the end, don’t forget to spray and wipe the glass so they can look extra shiny.
Don’t worry if they’re not 100% perfectly positioned. Life is not perfect anyway. As long as you like how it looks then everything is fine. The most important part: have fun!
I really enjoyed making this little project. I’ll start doing more of this DIY crafts and I’ll share them here.
By the way, if you know an easier way to put frames on the wall, please share it with me. This wasn’t that bad but it took me awhile until I figured it out.