Saturday, January 21, 2012

Lovely Photo Letters

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...

And this...

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

If I can make it work I'll post a tutorial on here.


  1. I really love walls look too bare...I think they may end up covered in art...including some of these....when I fix my printer...and finish party planning for this coming weekend.

    Thank you....I've pinned it ;)

    R xx

  2. I think those turned out super cute. I have been looking at doing something with letters in my kitchen. I think this might be what I was looking for! Would love to have you come link-up at Finished it Friday! Have a fabulous weekend! ~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

  3. Hi from Bullfrogs and Bulldogs! Love your decorative latter! Great job on it!

  4. Cute idea...definitely putting this on my to do list! And Pinterest

  5. Oh, wow! What a great idea! I'm so glad you shared it at shine on fridays!!

  6. Love these! Cant believe you used regular printer paper.. they came out great!

    Thanks for linking up to Financial Friday :)

  7. Great idea! I look forward to your shelf ladder tutorial too!

  8. So Pretty. Great Job! Visiting from Tip Junkie.

  9. Those letters look fantastic! What a great idea! You're really getting use out of that ladder!! :)

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  10. Great inspiration, Britt! Thanks for sharing - love how your photos turned out!


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