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DIY Photo Display

DIY Photo Display 16x9Look up on the top of my fridge, and you’ll find hundreds of photos, printed, and still in the envelopes they came in.  I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who has this problem — too many photos, and not enough time or albums to organize them all!

I needed a way to get those photos out of the envelopes and into the light of day where we could enjoy them.  So, I scrounged around and came up with a few things I wasn’t using anymore.  I put them together, and came up with this!


Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

  • 1 pkg of “Screen Panels” from Dollarama (picture below) – $2.00
  • 1 pkg of 10-20 mini binder clips – $1.00

That’s a grand total of $3.00!  You can’t beat that for an inexpensive DIY.

Snapshot 3 (11-4-2015 3-15 PM)

Snapshot 2 (11-4-2015 3-15 PM)

Assemble the screen panels, and use the binder clips to attach your photos.  Hang it on the wall with tacks or 3M hooks.

That’s all there is to it!  Now, don’t you feel better getting some of those photos out where you and your family can enjoy them?

Here’s a video of how I did mine:

I’d love to hear your ideas!

How do you display your favourite photos?

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Megan is a WAHM to 3 (and then some) kids, who spends the majority of her time working as an Administrative Assistant, blogging and washing dishes. She loves to write about her adventures in parenting, running a home daycare, adoption and whatever else strikes her fancy!


  1. Heather @ Kraus House Mom

    Sadly all my favorite photos are saved on my computer, I rarely print them out because they’ll just sit there gathering dust. This is a great idea to actually get them displayed.
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  2. Alli

    At least yours are printed. 🙂 Most of my faves are stored on the computer. This photo display makes me want to get those photos printed and displayed where everyone can see them.
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  3. Shasta

    This is such a cute idea. We usually just use frames but I like the idea of changing things up a bit.
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  4. Jennifer

    wow a $3 project?! You definitely cannot beat that! Love how cute and simple it it
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  5. Terri Ramsey Beavers

    That’s such a great idea and so unique and creative too. I seldom print out my photos because I have a digital camera, but I do print them sometimes. It’s really affordable from photobucket. I need to print some and try to make this.
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  6. Wendy

    Love frugal ideas and this is a great one. So easy to print the pics if you have them on a computer so you can still do this for little money!

  7. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    What a clever idea! I have a lot of photos and I’m always looking for unique, new ways to display them! This is a great option!!
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  8. Liz Mays

    Now this is super cool. I’d love to display some of my older photos of the kids like this. Those panels were perfect!
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  9. Sarah Bailey

    I am awful at putting up pictures, I really need to try and get better at it, love this idea for displaying them. x
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  10. Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations

    Looks gorgeous. I think even I can handle doing this! Bookmarked!

  11. Dina Demarest

    That looks so good. I have a box of photos that I have been meaning to do something special with and this is perfect!
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  12. Mistee Dawn

    Awesome! I love this idea! I will definitely be doing this for some of my photos!
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  13. Tyra

    I love this! It looks so amazing and it is something that is easy enough for someone with me with no crafting abilities to do. Great project!
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  14. Polarbelle

    Wow, I love that screen. I’ve never seen one like it. What a fun thing to craft with.
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  15. Stephen Parry

    This is so cute! I love displaying images from our trips away 🙂

  16. NYC SingleMom

    I am so bookmarking this post. At least you have envelopes of photos I never even get to that point print. I really would like to showcase photos on an ongoing basis.

  17. ricci

    Thats a really cute photo holder!! Great idea!!
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  18. aaronica (the crunchy mommy)

    wow… what an easy and cost effective way to add some great decor to the house! thank you for sharing!
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  19. Rosey

    You did a great job. I love to display photos.

  20. Amy

    What a great idea! Turned out really nice!

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