Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Pinterest Inspired Picture Strings {DIY with pictures!}

Hello there! Let me start by telling you about my favorite website. You most likely already know what that is from the title of this post, but I will tell you anyway, just for the satisfaction of it. 
I. LOVE. PINTEREST. Talk about the ultimate any-inspiration-you-are-looking-for-you-can-find-here place. Not to mention the unlimited outfit ideas and DIY projects. I don't even have an account yet, which is a huge surprise. I would probably constantly jam your feed with thousands of pins a day anyway, so you should probably be glad that I don't. :)

I love changing the decorations in my room, or altering them the slightest bit to add a different element. I saw a picture on Pinterest of the picture strings and I had to duplicate it on my own wall. I'm the type of person that can't stand a bare wall, but doesn't like to over-decorate. There isn't a single wall in my room that doesn't have pictures of some kind on it. Not even my door has been spared. This was simple, yet eye-catching, and I fell in love with it right away. Perhaps my whole room will be strung with pictures in a few years. We'll have to see if my decorating tastes change or not. 

Today I am posting my Pinterest inspired picture strings DIY. I took a picture of each step so it would be easy to understand. It added so much to my room, and I love the way it looks I originally started with three strings, so the tutorial is for the fourth one that I decided to do after I took the first picture. I haven't decided yet if I'm going to add more or not, but I like it the way it is now.

This is the original picture that I found on Pinterest: (sorry for the bad quality)

This is what mine looked like after hanging three strings: 

Here's how I did it: 

I originally was going to use white Christmas lights, which don't look so Christmas-like after all, but I wasn't able to find any, so I used this bamboo chord from Walmart instead. I used the brown string, which you can't see in this picture. 

       What you'll need: 

                           ღ bamboo chord 
                           ღ scissors 
                           ღ small nails
                           ღ hammer 
                           ღ clothespins 
                           ღ pictures! 

the clothespins aren't pictured, but you will need them! 

To start, you need to print and cut out as many pictures as you want. I had about nine or ten on each string. 

Hammer the nails halfway into the wall as far apart as you want them to be. If your wall is anything like mine, it will be really firm in there. You could do it the right way and find the beams in the wall before you do it, but my simple, anything-but-carpenter-savvy mind just hammers them in. :) 
Cut a piece of string long enough to stretch across the wall. Wrap the end around the nail several times as tight as you can, then tie it in a double knot. 

Stretch the string as tight as you can to the other nail, and tie it the same way that you did the first one. Don't worry, the weight of the clothespins will make it dip. If you string it loosely, it will go really low. 

Clip the pictures onto the string with the clothespins in whatever order you want. You can add as many strings as you want to; it looks really good! 

You should try this and send me a picture of the results! I love how it looks in my room! It adds so much! I have it in the back corner where I have my school books and desk. It is really nice to have the added comfortable feel that they add. I also made a few more changes to the room, such as arranging my pillows differently to make my bed more of a couch during the day. (in case you didn't know, I am rather obsessive when it comes to pillows. I'm still collecting them too, if you have any that you don't want! ;) It makes it more comfortable for reading and writing, which I seem to be doing a lot of these days. 

Here is the part of the room that I re-decorated. (Please pardon the fan, it is quite necessary with the extreme summer heat lately.) Let me know how you like it in the comments! I'd love to see how it looks if you try it, which you should..I mean, I just gave you a tutorial on how to, so you probably don't have a valid excuse. :D 

That's all for today! Thank you for patiently sitting through this long tutorial. My apologies if the many pictures and different instructions made it seem complicated. Really, it is quite simple. :) 

Until next time I have the urge to post, 

"Paint a room white, and you will have a blank canvas for anything."
                                                                                                                      ~Rachel Ashwell

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