Disclaimer – This post is sponsored by Canon. All opinions are 100% my own.
If you have been wondering how to turn any garland into a photo garland, I have this little secret. It’s kinda stupid – it’s that easy. It’s one of those “why didn’t I think of that?!” kinda things. Heads are gonna be open palmed smacked around the world people. Just wait and listen for the global smacking sound. It will happen.
Okay…so let’s get right to it. Today we are gonna be creating a fun and easy photo garland….it looks like this…
So the first thing you do is gather your supplies. I used a red berry garland to give things a little interest…but that’s totally optional. And then you get your garland that you want to use for your photos. I got this felt tree garland last year after Christmas (No longer available but here’s something similar). The secret sauce here is the clip rings from any store that carries home improvement stuff. And then you will definitely need your 4×6 photo prints using a high quality photo printer like my Canon PIXMA MG7720. It’s the bomb dot com y’all. It is literally visible from my front door…that’s how pretty it is…and the prints it makes are just as gorgeous. I’m what you call a super-fan of my PIXMA printer 🙂
It’s the bomb dot com y’all. It is literally visible from my front door…that’s how pretty it is…and the prints it makes are just as gorgeous. I’m what you call a super-fan of my PIXMA printer 🙂
After I printed off all my Santa photos (look at baby Will on Santa’s lap for the first time!!! Ahhh!!!)….I used a curved corner punch to give all my photos a rounded edge. It just nips off the corners and I love how it makes them look a little more vintage.
So the place I wanted to jazz up a little for the holidays is the big boys room. They have a little tree display on one side of the room and the other side is pretty holiday-free. The boys have been constantly talking about going to see Santa so these photos are youngster-GOLD.
So the trick to this whole process is hanging the garland in any fashion that you like….then taking the hook off the rings and using that to hang the photo. Uh! BOOM!…..that was the collective forehead slap moment. Just in case you missed it.
The hooks loop around the garland (it can be pom-pom garland, ornament garland, actual evergreen garland, or this super simple photo clip garland from Canon) and the clips hold the pictures in place.
And the best part is that nothing is glued or sewn into place….so when you are done, you can remove the clips and put them back on your rings for any future drapery needs 🙂
Isn’t this the cutest?! I mean….it’s so festive!
My favorite part is that the boys are SO into it. And if they want a picture up close and personal, I can unclip it, hand it over and nothing is permanently in place.
I would actually really love to see this in the future with all the kid’s Santa photos on our stair railing! How cute would that be! And over the years, it would get so full and fun and filled with memories of our favorite holiday moments!
So I hope that this inspires you to hang some of your favorite moments up this holiday season. Photos are a perfect way to jazz up your house with Christmas cheer and they remind us of those sweetest memories….and the ones that are laughable…like how LJ went from smiling to loosing it and Santa looked like he might cry too 🙂 Happy holidays y’all! And happy easiest-craft-in-the-world-that-doesn’t-require-any-skill 🙂 Make sure and come back on Saturday and Sunday, as we’ll be giving away both the Canon MG7720 and the Canon iP8720!
And for more Canon crafting printers projects, check out these past posts…….(CLICK ON ANY PHOTO TO GO TO THAT PROJECT)…