Friday, October 19, 2012

Photo Wall~

Time to share my photo wall {just incase you missed it over at Ben Franklin!}

Of all the craft stores around, Ben Franklin is my absolute FAVORITE! {No, I don't get paid to say that!}
When it came time to do my photo wall, there's no question where I would go to get what I needed to do it!
Seriously, have you seen what they have to offer?? Let me give you a peek...

I know!!!....You could stay there all day!!

O.k, back to me! {ha!}...
What I love about many of the frames is that you can get them "naked"! {Bare wood!}!  With a little paint, paper and modge podge you can "dress" them up any way you like!

Here's the ones I used and what I did to them!!...

The steps are easy and it goes the same for almost all of them...
*Paint the frame first
*Find paper you'd like to use {they have rows and rows of paper}
*If you're going to use a rub-on, now's the time to do it! {I couldn't count all they have if I tried!}
*Modge podge the entire thing! {Paper and painted frame}

You can see the little frames hanging from the bottom of this on the top picture. I simply used red paint and modge podge for those little guys too!!
This one has almost the same process, but I used a white 12 x 12 canvas {yes, from Ben Franklin} that I painted tan and placed inside the painted frame.I wanted the family picture to stand out a bit more, so I backed it with another color of paper and applied the rub-on directly onto the picture. Now, go ahead and cover that baby with modge podge!{Every crafter knows there's never too many bottle of this around!}

 These little shadow boxes are too fun! The ideas for them are endless!! I bought 2, one white and one black! It's always nice to have one on hand to whip up a gift!
I still put paper in the back, but then took an 8x8 picture and placed it right inside. The rub-on is directly on the glass this time, not the picture.
Can you see the little red-orange tag on the front?? Yes, it was on sale!! Another great thing about the frames is that the prices are VERY reasonable and they do go on sale! {whoot! whoot!!}

This ones no different, except the colors!

Oh yeah....this is one of my fav's!! You can get the flat wood square and do what you will!!
I slapped some paint around the edges where it would show, put down paper, painted the chip letters and more modge podge! Imagine it with different colors and a saying you love!!

This white frame is a good sturdy frame, but without the price tag! They have an entire wall of different sized frames with great prices... 2 for $8.00/ 2 for $10/ 2 for $12 ....I love the 2fers!!

 I love how it all turned out!! I've been redoing my office and this definitely finished it off!! I do have to admit, this is a fairly simple photo wall compared to what I could have done! I browsed the store for 2 hours {no lie} and could have come up with a number of different ideas, looks and frames!

Have you done any photo collages lately?
I have a few others that aren't part of my photo wall, but they were done from Ben Franklin goodies! Check them out here , here and my favorite here !!!

I'll be sharing the finished office soon!! Thank goodness that's 99% done...2 curtains left and it's ready to roll!!
Did you mark your calendars for this Sunday?? I'm co-hosting over at the lovely Kelly's!!
Whoot! Whoot!!


  1. Beautiful family on a beautiful wall :)

  2. I love your wall, can't wait to do my own. Adding it to my photo wall pinboard. Found you via the networking blog hop, following via gfc

  3. Love your site! New follower from the hop! Have a nice Sunday!

    Take care,


  4. I love the yellow matte behind the photo! I found you on the hop, glad I did!

  5. I love the photo wall! It makes everything seem so much more personal!
    Dropping by from the Networking Blog Hop! New follower :) Hope you get a chance to stop by my blog sometime as well. Thanks for co-hosting!

    My Musings

  6. What fun projects! New follower from the blog hop :)

  7. Following you via the blog hop! Love all of your diy goodness. Your photo wall turned out great! We don't have a Ben Franklin where I live, I'm jealous :)!

  8. I love the butterflies frame...need to remember that quote. Glad I found your site on Thee Networking Blog Hop! Now following via Bloglovin'. :) (I love to craft, too! Cotton Ridge Create! ~

  9. Hello, I am your newest follower from the blog hop! Cute header. I am looking forward to getting to know you.


  10. I LA-HOVE this picture wall!! I really need to make one for my living room. I love all the decorative things you did with the frames! My favorite is the love this life wood you dressed up. SO CUTE!!

  11. Love this! I've been meaning to do a wall like this forever and am glad to have found some new inspiration! Pinning....

  12. Hi I am new at link parties and am having lots of fun meeting great bloggers. Love your photo wall. I love mod podging everything! My next post will be about a halloween poem my daughter wrote when she we 12 (she is now 23). Stop by a take a gander. www.mydomesticdomain