I bought all 4 picture blocks which were meant to make up a flower when they were hung together in the right order. Instead, I spread mod podge over the old flower print and printed the photos I wanted on them directly off my printer. I enlarged the images so that they'd print at least 8.5 wide and then i trimmed off any extra so that they fit perfectly onto the blocks. I then spread mod podge over the top (you can see the lines of it before it dries in the picture).
The blocks are hollow so they have pre-drilled holes for hanging. The mod podge dries clear, I used a matte finish but it also comes in glossy. For now, they are sitting on on my palette shelves in the living room. This is a super easy way to get your favorite photos on the wall. I am also thinking that you could use high quality plywood, have it cut to the size you want at your hardware store, have your images printed at your local drug store with printing services in poster size and do your own larger images.
Have fun with this. Remember too that if you print them yourself, it's easy to undo or redo after a mistake.
Regular at home printer
White Card Stock
Oh, and an old palette for the display.
I posted a really great bookshelf for the boys room. The instructions were SO easy that I thought I'd give it a go with barn wood I rescued to use in Jake's room. I figured his bed would be next but I suppose I was feeling too ambitious with that thought so a simple bookshelf would have to do.
So, you can see it was obviously a success. I was able to put an arm load of books on the shelf for him to read, right at his level. James said he'd have them all over the floor and using the shelf as a step to the window. He's probably right but for now it is featuring some of our favorite books.
P.S. See the boxes that are stacked and one of them says "Toys". That was one of my favorite projects that I still haven't shown you. I love them! they hide those plastic bins and give them such great personality. The bottom one is supposed to have a race car on it but I'm slacking.
To see how these shelves are made, visit here and follow the link provided.