Hi friends! I’m so happy to share this project with you today! I have been working hard on finding homes for our photos throughout our home. In addition to catching up on ALL our photo books, one of my current goals is to fill our home with family memories.
In these digital times, it’s TOO EASY to leave my photos on my phone for years at a time without printing them out. But each time I do print, I get SO happy and motivated! Today, I partnered with our friends at Canon USA to make a big photo display with a 16×20-inch frame and 32 family snapshots from our past two years.
As you all know, I typically don’t use anything but my PIXMA iP8720 (which I adore and cannot recommend enough), but for today’s post I used Laura’s printer while I was waiting for an order of ink to arrive (it’s good to have a neighbor with a full supply of ink, you know what I’m saying?). I’m still loyal to my PIXMA iP8720, but look how pretty Laura’s PIXMA TS8120 printer is. It’s the fashion blogger of all printers! So good looking! And I was super impressed with the printing quality too. The colors really pop, which is important!
Step 1: Get a 16×20-inch frame and line it with plain white mat board.
Step 2: Print out 32 of your favorite memories in 2×3 size on nice photo paper. I cut mine out with a small white border remaining on each one.
Choosing the photos was my favorite part, of course!
Step 3: Arrange your photos in eight rows of four each. Play with the spacing and composition before you commit to adhesive.
Step 4: Use whatever adhesive you have handy (I used washi) to adhere your photos to the mat board. Be very careful to keep the spacing as even as possible.
Here’s my hand for scale to see how large this actually is. I think it’s way bigger than it appears in photos. I’m planning to hang it in my office.
Here’s the finished product! I have probably said this before, but I love the sentimental aspect of seeing a lot of family memories all grouped together. It’s gives me an overwhelming sense of joy and gratitude.
And one last view.
I would LOVE to see it if you guys make a project like this! Tag us on Instagram!
And, as always, I am happy to answer any printer questions you have.
Credits: Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.