Disclaimer – This is a sponsored post brought to you by Canon. All opinions are 100% my own.
What happens when you marry my love for the local home improvement store and all things DIY with my love for photography? PLUMBING PICTURE FRAMES LOVE CHILD…that’s what. And this thing is PERFECTION for a child’s room. Pure, simple, modern, perfection.
So the real story began with a trip to my local crafting store. I was looking for a multi-spot picture frame for Max & LJ’s room. I wanted to combine their photos so that they could both be represented and it wouldn’t be too themed. I found some that were really traditional, some just plain ugly ones and then also some that were perfect for showing month-to-month growth….but nothing that could be simple and modern and a little masculine.
That’s when I randomly found myself wandering the aisles of Home Depot. I do that a lot. Find myself there. In a trance. With screaming kids and a latte. It’s my safe space. If I ever become a zombie, you’ll find me back there groaning and slobbering and running my head repeatedly into cans of paint.
Enter the 4″ drain cap. My very first thought was let’s hang that on the wall. Then I saw the random formation of them all glued together and each filled with a special moment in time. It was a very death-meets-life moment. Thankfully I was at the home improvement store, so I bought all my supplies immediately and headed home!
I actually made you a little video….it’s not really funny or crazy…but this whole process was better suited for time lapse so that’s what I did. I time lapsed the snot out of that sucker.
For those of you that can’t watch videos or can’t figure out how to click the play button (hi mom!), here’s a picture play-by-play.
First you need to print out your photos. I used my Canon PIXMA MG7720 for this project because I only needed 4×6’s and it can bang those out in a jiffy. I printed eight of my favorites (four of Max and four of LJ) and made sure to select borderless 4×6 prints so that I utilized every square inch!
I decided to spray paint the outsides of my drain caps before assembling them together. I used oil-rubbed bronze but really you can do this with any color. A mix of colors would be so cute too!
I turned them upside down to keep the insides white. Then I sprayed the back and sides.
While that was drying, I traced a small vase (it was the closest thing I could find to 4″) and cut the pictures to fit perfectly inside the caps.
After the paint dried, I used some crafting glue to fasten the caps together. Just a little line wherever it met a neighbor cap was more than enough.
The clothes pins were great for keeping everything lined up and stable while the glue dried.
Then I applied a little glue inside each cap and pushed the pictures down.
I actually used these Command Brand velcro strips for hanging the entire thing. It fit on the back of the circles perfectly and I could place it in the perfect spot. I used two of them but only because I like the thing to be extra secure.
And here it is – hanging in the nursery! Isn’t it so cute?!
I love the little detail of the ORB sides – they kinda shimmer just enough and bring a manly edge to their very manly picture frame 🙂
And the best part is that I can add to it in the future! I can actually add one more cap or a hundred! The limit does not exist! THE LIMIT DOES NOT EXIST! (name that movie!)
Overall, I am so in love with this project. I love that it is truly something anyone can make and that it shows off your little nuggets and their precious moments. I definitely plan on adding to this one as the boys get bigger and my hard drive fills up with their pictures. It’s also perfect for personalization because you can make it any size or shape. You are the master of this craft people!
So what do you think!? Planning on making one yourself?! I’d love to see it! Just tag a picture on IG and I can sing your praises 🙂
Happy Crafting y’all!