nursery diy : hanging ultrasound frame

DIYSonogramFrameI love having an ultrasound done. Sure, it can be nerve-wracking, but that moment when the screen is flipped towards you and you are finally able to see your little one’s first movements and beautiful features, well, I honestly feel my heart muscles expanding. Baby’s first pictures are quite amazing as well. I think that we are so blessed to be able to see inside our bodies, and to be able to have a photograph of that growing life is something that I will always cherish. So I decided to turn my sonogram pictures into a woodsy and whimsical frame, very reminiscent of the type of nursery that I envision for our newest family member.

DIY Sonogram Frame - 1Supplies:

Ultrasound photos
Photo frames
Burlap fabric
Wood glue
Thread/twine
Needle
Scissors

DIY Sonogram Frame - 3Steps:

1. The first step is to draw and cut a template out for one flag. Determine how many flags will be needed by placing it onto the frame itself. Cut out the rest of the flags.

2. Next, measure the width of the frame with the thread. Add an extra few inches so that it will hang loosely, and can tie around the back of the frame. Cut and set aside.

3. Now you can thread the flags. Begin at the back of the flag, pull it across the front, and thread it through the back again in an over and under motion.

DIY Sonogram Frame - 24. Then glue the bottom of your top frame to the top of your bottom frame. Let set.

DIY Sonogram Frame - 45. Once the frames are dry, place the flags onto the front of the frame, letting it hang loosely. Tie it around the back and glue into place. Let dry once again.

DIY Sonogram Frame - 76. The last step is to add your pictures to the DIY. Easy!

DIY Sonogram Frame - 5I was initially only anticipating the two photographs. However, now that I will be needing at least one more ultrasound, adding a third frame will be fairly straightforward. I will simply have to repeat the craft one more time, which is OK with me. :-)

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Emory

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diy polaroid display

polaroid diyRemember this trip? The one where we travelled through seven states in nine days? I had brought along my Polaroid camera during our time in the USA, in hopes of photographing each state as we passed through it. We had done something similar four years ago when we drove to Colorado for our honeymoon. Similar to an outcome from a disposable camera, I ended up appreciating the Polaroid film more so than my digital shots because the results were so imperfect and one-of-a-kind. They’re irreplaceable (cue Beyoncè).

The only downside with Polaroids is that framing is not an easy task. In lieu of either ordering special frames online, or visiting several stores in hopes of coming across a cute and inexpensive solution, I tend to just stick my photos in an album. A few years ago, I crafted together my own Urban Outfitters-inspired clip string. While it certainly did the trick, after awhile I didn’t like how much space such tiny photographs were taking up. It was also a little too flimsy for the long run. This time, I was determined to make a more permanent Polaroid display. One that was not only modestly priced, but would last years.

polaroid diy - 1This is what you will need:

Polaroid photos
clipboard
crazy glue
permanent marker
stamps
ink pad
tape measure/ruler

polaroid diy - 2Steps:

1. Measure the length and width of usable space on the clipboard. Then measure the length and width of a Polaroid picture. (In order to evenly space them, you will need to figure out the appropriate and equal distances between each photograph.) Write down those measurements.

2. Tentatively arrange the photographs on the clipboard in the order that you will glue them down. Then remove them in that order.

3. Using a Sharpie, measure and mark the corners on the clipboard as to where the pictures will go.

4. One by one, add glue to the backside of each Polaroid, immediately placing them on the clipboard once you have done so.

polaroid diy - 65. Lastly (and optionally), stamp the frame with a quick description, or use a Sharpie.

polaroid diy - 5polaroid diy - 4I actually had everything that I needed to make this project, excluding the clipboard. After visiting the Dollar Store, I was all set to make it. In the end, this craft set me back a total of $1.25. Try finding a Polaroid frame for that low of a price!

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Emory

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