Easy DIY Photo Display Tutorial

Happy Monday!  I am back from my fabulous, whirlwind, crazy, fun, exhausting weekend at SNAP!!  It really was an amazing weekend and I was so happy to finally meet some of my blogging friends in person!  I learned a ton, found some wonderful new blogs, and had a chance to connect with some of my favorite blogging idols.  I am so sorry that I didn’t get a chance to get any posts up for you last week but I promise that I have lots of projects coming up….

Easy DIY Photo Display Board.  Great gift idea!
Today, I thought I would start with these easy DIY Photo Boards that I shared over at Lil Luna a couple of weeks ago.  They would make a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day but could easily be customized for other holidays or special occasions.  Just change out the quote or add some baby stats for a sweet and personalized baby keepsake!
Love this easy photo display board!  Could be customized for any holiday or special occasion. Perfect for Mother's Day!
  • A piece of wood – mine is a 1×6 board and measures about 55 inches long
  • metal clips
  • photos
  • Quick Grip glue or other glue that can be used to adhere metal
  • paint
  • vinyl or letter stickers
  • scrapbook paper and embellishments


  • Paint your board.  I used some left over chalk paint for mine but any kind of paint will do.
  • Choose a quote or saying and cut out your vinyl.  I used my Silhouette for this project but you could always use letter stickers if you do not have access to this.
  • Add your pictures to the clips and lay them out on the board so you can space everything evenly and get a layout that you are happy with.  I based my layout on using horizontal 4×6 photos {it also just fits vertical 3.5×5 photos}
  • Once you are happy with the layout, add your letters to the board. I painted on the “YOU” using a reverse stencil {using the negative part of the vinyl} and just added the vinyl directly to the wood for the other words.
Easy DIY Photo Display Board.
  • The black vinyl was a little too black, so I added some chalk and then sanded it in to the vinyl with a sanding block.
Easy DIY Photo Display Board.
  • If you are going to do any distressing to your wood board {or will be waxing it} do that now.
  • Using your metal glue, adhere the clips to the board.  Press firmly and hold for approximately 30 seconds. {Make sure you let the glue completely set before trying to add the photos}
Easy DIY Photo Display Board.  Such a great gift idea and can be customized for any event!
  • After I had the photos up, the board was still looking a little plain so I added a few flowers made from scrapbook paper and buttons.  They are just adhered with double sided tape {make sure you do not tape down the area that will overlap the photo} so I can easily remove them if I want to change things up.
Easy to make DIY Photo Display Board.  such a great gift idea and easy to customize for any event or holiday.
And since I am always torn between white and black, I had to make a dark one too…

Easy to make DIY Photo Display Board.  Such a great gift idea and easy to customize for any special event or holiday!
I painted all of the words on for this one and did a bit more distressing.  The board hangs easily to the wall with Command strips but you could always add a hook to the back if you prefer.  These guys really are my happy.  :)
Looking for more photo ideas?  Here are some other projects that you may enjoy…

I hope you all have a wonderful week!  



  1. says

    I just love this!!!! I gotta make one for my bedroom!

    I would really love if you could join my Bewitch Me & Titi Link Party It is Live now, I’m so excited about it!!!

    Hope had a wonderful weekend and had lots of fun at Snap!

    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

  2. says

    Welcome back! I’m glad you had a fab time! I love this photo display and think it would be perfect in my daughter’s bedroom! Thanks for sharing at Time To Sparkle!

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