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When we first started planning our wedding, I put a lot of my time and energy into how I wanted the decor. I wanted a more rustic wedding and a rustic theme and I wanted to give off a handmade vibe. I wanted as many things as possible to be handmade by us, not only because I love the look, but also because it would save us money and being on a tight budget– that was especially important!
I thought it would be especially fun to utilize the beautiful engagement photos we had taken by our friend and wedding photographer from Landon Michael Photography as well as some family photos we’ve taken throughout the years to use as decor for our wedding. Our venue, Norskedalen Heritage Center, in Coon Valley, WI has the most beautiful fire place and I knew that we’d be able to create a fun, homey vibe with photos on the mantel. And thus began the creation of these fun, rustic photo frames and I have to admit, I absolutely love how they turned out! They make the perfect wedding decor and also the best home decor as well!
001. Canon PIXMA MG7120 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One Printer
002. Photo Plus Paper Glossy II
004. Mini clothespins
005. Large photo frames with no glass
001. Print out photos.
002. Cut out enough twine to tie around the frame. Leave 1″-2″ of twine for a more rustic look.
003. Attach photos using mini clothespins across the twine.
It’s really that simple and the results are just too adorable to deny!
To make this even easier, I used the PIXMA Cloud Application. This is an app that you can download directly onto your phone for free and it syncs with your Canon PIXMA photo printer. The ease of use with this app is just amazing to me. You can even print pictures directly from your social media platforms like Facebook from Twitter and even from your photo storage sites like Dropbox and Picasa! With this app you’re able to print your photos wirelessly from any room in the house! It’s fabulous! I actually printed the photos I needed for these frames from my bed before I went to sleep and they were downstairs waiting for me in the morning when I was ready to get crafting after my morning coffee.
See? Just check out that mantel in action! It added that special, family touch to the fireplace mantel right behind our head table. I love it and I love that we’ll be able to reuse these in our home!
What’s your favorite photo craft?