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Wall space can be a serious dilemma for lots of people. Consider my office. Though my blog would have you believe that it is a large and light filled space with ample amounts of room for the many creative endeavors I pursue, it is not. Thus, my need to find a way to artfully display the many images I take of my growing children.
Of course, my dilemma is exacerbated by the fact that I am a photographer by trade and tend to have a lot of images of new photos of my kids all of the time. What is a blogging, photographing, mother to do?
It was a fateful trip to the dollar store that gave me the idea. I found these plastic bags full of tiny clothespins. Laughing I wondered just who might use them…gnomes…hobbits…wait a minute! My mind snapped to the empty wall space near my work area, and suddenly I knew who would be using those pins.
When I got home I tested my theory and found that it would indeed work. My vision was this:
I theorized that I could wrap a bit of foam in a favorite fabric, wrap this with some lighter string, and then use those hobbit-sized clothespins to clip an ever changing array of my children’s photos.
It worked like a charm, and I began encouraging my clients and readers to use this same method for making impressive displays and also for creating a very easy system for updating their photo gallery
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Another method I use to display a lot of photos is to compile the photos into a photo book. I either display the book like a coffee book or display it on a ledge with our framed photos. I get all my photo books through Blurb and I include quotes or letters I write to the kids to make it more meaningful.
In this age of digital cameras, enormous memory cards, and easy to use printing services, you can take heart! You don’t have to reign in your enthusiasm over the best shots of your kids and your family. You can click as many images as you want because you can create amazingly affordable, flexible, and downright charming displays using little more than string and clips!
Guest Post – Amy Lee
Amy Lee blogs at The Connection We Share where she shares children photo tips, kid friendly diy’s and kid approved recipes. She believes photos are meant to be seen and shared which is why she prints them out large and small to display in her home. Since wall space is becoming limited in her home, she puts a lot of photos in photo books. Amy loves hanging out in the backyard with her children picking all sorts of berries. On rainy days, she enjoys crafting with her kids, especially with activities from Kiwi Crate craft kits.