Oh Hey :) My name is Breanna and you can find me and my simple little life over at Velvet Moon Photography.
As a newly wed, I'm currently quite obsessed with 'nesting' in my cozy home. I wouldn't consider myself SUPER crafty, but I do like the occasional DIY as long as it's easy... key word being easy ;) . I recently got my wedding photos back from the amazing Dan at Hatch Photography. Yes, of course I'm going to go get them blown up and framed and canvased and all of that jazz, but I really wanted to have something in my home NOW, like, today kind of now. SO... I went into our garage and put the saw to some old palette wood I picked up off the street (literally). The more rustic the better, I say!
Since I am NOT ahandy-girl... I used wood glue to secure the palette pieces together. It worked like a charm and was much easier than possibly sawing a screw into my hand by accident :)
NEXT I printed off the photo I wanted to display on regular paper - it is best to use just plain white regular paper because this will adhere well to the wood.
After I placed the photo, I mod-podged it on (I used 3 coats, but you could get away with 2 depending on what look you're going for). Mod-podge gives an awesome after effect that I love. It also gave the photo and wood a great sheen which really added to the finished look that I was after.
Voila! After about 10 minutes of hands on and 1 hour of waiting for glue to dry I have a little something I treasure every day. AND it cost me nothing because I had all of the supplies on hand!
Be sure to send me your finished DIY's! I'd love to see!