After I saw Tatertots & Jello's tutorial on making a decorative ladder, I really wanted one. So I made one! Her tutorial is great, but as always I managed to make things more difficult than they needed to be. So I added my lessons learned to my own post on my ladder making experience. I used it to display Christmas cards and photos from past Christmases during the holidays. I loved it!
But then the holidays were over. What to put on it next?
Then I saw a guest post on Tatertots & Jello by Stacie from The Three Sweet Peas and I knew what I wanted to do.
Her tutorial was on how to make photo wall art using your printer, regular printer paper, tissue paper, a little Mod Podge, and wood letters. Genius really!
This is what you get...
|This is my favorite|
And the whole thing...
So much fun! I already love decorating with photos, and this was a great change from my everyday photos in a frame. I think photos could look great printed like this and displayed in different ways too. I'm playing with a few.
While doing this project I learned two tricks:
1. My printer wouldn't feed the tissue covered paper through the top feed. I had to put it in the tray.
2. After I drilled my holes to hang my letters, some of them were hanging more skewompous than I wanted. So rather than drilling a second hole, I used strips of magnets with sticky backs. I just placed little pieces on the sides that were hanging too high, and ta-daa! It balanced the letters and fixed my problem! No one even notices.
Now on to other projects. I couldn't sleep last night, and in my sleepless tossing and turning I started to come up with plans on how to make your own decorative shelf ladder - something like this...
|Photo from hahoy.com|
If I can make it work I'll post a tutorial on here.