Create a mile of smiles on your wall with all your best
snaps in one place - no photo frames required.
We all "heart" our families but despite the best of
intentions, photos inevitably end up on the hard drive, unprinted
and out of sight, or in a box collecting dust before they end up in
Here's a neat idea to get those photos
out on show where they deserve to be. It's stylish, easy and, best
of all, lets the family share memories of special times together.
As an added bonus it's easy to update the images as your kids get
The hardest thing is picking the first 57
photos to use because your kids are just so darned cute!
You will need:
- 57 15 x 10cm horizontal snaps of your family
- blue tack or double-sided tape
- a ruler or tape measure
- a pencil
How to make:
To start you need to mark where you want the middle of
your heart to be, and mark where you want the top of the heart to
be, using your ruler and pencil. The widest row is row three, with
two rows sitting above it, so work out your central point, put a
photo there, and work outwards - four photos on either side. There
are 11 rows of photos in your wall heart. Using 15 x 10cm prints
our heart was 115cm high, and 138cm wide at its widest point
(allowing a 3mm gap between each).
Tips for your wall heart
- Transition from darker to lighter prints across the
- Vary the images so you use some close-ups and some wide
- Consider the colour of the wall when selecting your
As seen in
OHbaby! magazine Issue 15: 2011
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