Old family photos are one of my most treasured possessions. I'd like to share this tutorial for making your own autumn themed hanging photo board using one of your vintage photos.
Pre-cut, Shaped Chipboard Piece
Autumn Colored Scrapbook Paper
Vintage Photo (photocopy your image)
Vintage Ledger Paper
Ink Pad (copper colored)
Autumn Themed Written Image
Tacky Glue (clear gel)
Heavy Hole Puncher
Puncher in Round Shape
Putting it all Together:
Print your photo image. Trim it to size, use a corner rounder to round the edges, and apply ink to the edges for an aged look.
Run the photo image through the sewing machine, stitching 2 zig zag patterns along one edge, and a single zigzag pattern along the other edge. Trim the excess thread.
Lay your chipboard over the scrapbook paper and trace the outline of the chipboard piece.
Carefully cut out the shape and adhere it to one side of the chipboard using a glue stick. Run sandpaper along the edges of the chipboard to smooth any rough edges and align the paper neatly to the chipboard piece.
Cut out a round scalloped shape from the ledger paper. If you can find an autumn date, it will go along nicely with your theme.
Next trim and ink-edge your "autumn" themed written piece with ink.
This image was taken from a vintage music sheet. I enlarged a portion of the song title, copied it on heavy cardstock, and cut it out.
Punch two holes near the top of the chipboard piece.
Practice laying out your pieces to get the look you like.
After you have decided on the placement, begin by adhering the vintage photo image with glue stick.
The project is a great way to display your treasured photos. The autumn colors used make it a perfect accent for your Thanksgiving decorations. The photo I used in this project is of my grandmother. Her daddy had propped her up in a tree and snapped her picture...one of my very favorites!
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.
Kelly from Bleu Bird Nest