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DIY Polaroid Display

This simple DIY Polaroid Display is an easy family photo display.

These type of displays are pretty popular these days. I thought I'd put my own spin on it using faux Polaroids {or, hey, let's call them fauxlaroids to be cute, shall we?}. Wink.

If I use a typical bulletin board display, I tend to crowd them and it always looks messy. I decided to keep a bit of consistency by giving them the fauxlaroid touch and only using photos. 

I used an old frame that I'd had in the closet since I redid the kitchen this past summer. I took simple black and white baker's twine and strung it across in five rows. I decided to use small screws instead of staples. It helps prevent the twine from pulling out when it has the added weight of the photos on it. Just tie off a loop a bit smaller than the screw head, predrill your holes to prevent splitting the wood and then drill in the screw. 

Then I hung the frame onto my {very strange & narrow} fifth wall in my office. 

I created my simple fauxlaroids in Photoshop Elements 11. I made them a bit of a cream color and added some texture on top {at an opacity of 88%}. I laid a square image on top and then added the inner shadow to the actual photo.

I added a caption to each photo in a typewriter font. I can recall my parents using an old typewriter to add captions to old  Polaroids back in the day.

I printed them onto plain white card stock.

Then I used mini clothespins to put them up.
{Aren't mini clothespins the cutest?}

I hung a vintage family photo above {the little girl in this photo is my maternal grandmother}.

Stop by my Decorating with Pictures post that I worked on for Kristen Duke's blog. I've showed several fun photo banners and printables to create your own.

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  1. I love this faux Polaroid ideas! That camera was really cool when it first came out. Cute display!

  2. One of the memorable displays when we were kids. This example is the best display in a home. I adored the color which reflects the beauty of the owner. Awesome Polaroid display!

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