“Memories” Wall Hanging

Who uses Pinterest? I do, and ALOT. I’ve got TONS of boards pinned. From scrapbooking and crafts, to food and home decor. I have so much pinned that I tend to forget to TRY something. Whether its a new craft or idea for a scrapbook page, to a new recipe.

So I had this wall hanging decor item pinned to one of my craft boards for several months and I thought to myself “I can make this!”. I even printed it out and saved it to try. Months went by and last week I finally said “Let’s DO this!”. I wanted a new way to display some sweet photos of Jeffrey.

To give credit where credit is due, the wall hanging decor was created by DT Debbie Sherman from Clear Scraps. You can check out the original blog post here.

I went to Hobby Lobby last Thursday and picked up my materials: wooden wall hanging, twine (looks like jute), acrylic paint and mini clothespins.

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I was going to sand, stain and then put 2-3 coats of paint on it, but changed my mind as I thought the rustic look would go well with the Jeffrey photos I had chosen. Especially the ones of him outside. I decided to sand down only the really rough spots, skip the staining and only went with one coat of acrylic paint. Once dried, I really loved how it looked!

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I didn’t have an actual stencil that spelled out the word “Memories”, so I used my Cricut to cut one out. I had to use 2 coats of white acrylic paint to achieve the look I wanted.

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Once that dried, I stapled the twine to the back of the wood.

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I even painted the mini clothespins in white. I had to let those dry before attaching my photos.

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I really love how this came out! And the beauty of the clothespins..I CAN change out the photos. Easily. Quickly and as frequently as I want.

TFL! 🙂

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