A few weeks back we played with the Instax SP3 and I may have mentioned that we printed a whole bunch of our favorites pics. Now I already have a crapload busload of frames but we did need a unique and fun way to display all those pics. And since we’re DIYers, the easiest thing to do was to make ourselves this yardstick photo display with things we already had lying around the house.

A gorgeous, fun, and simple DIY yardstick photo display for all those Instagram prints and photos. And the pegs make it easy to change them around anytime you want! #photodisplay #diy #diyproject #photodisplay #familyphotos #home #homedecor #instagramphotos #instax

The inspiration for the photo display happened while I was making an “About Us” video for the blog. I loved the way the last bit of the video showcases some of the things we’ve made and shared over the years here on A Crafty Mix. You can make your yardstick photo display as long and wide as you want to. I added “LOVE” blocks at the bottom, but “FRIENDS” or “FAMILY” will work too.

A gorgeous, fun, and simple DIY yardstick photo display for all those Instagram prints and photos. And the pegs make it easy to change them around anytime you want! #photodisplay #diy #diyproject #photodisplay #familyphotos #home #homedecor #instagramphotos #instax

What you need

For this quick and easy DIY you’ll need:

  • A wooden yardstick
  • 1 x 1 piece of wood
  • String or twine
  • Small wooden pegs
  • E6000 glue
  • Handsaw
  • Printer and mod podge (optional)

What you need to make the yardstick photo display. #photodisplay #diy #diyproject #photodisplay #familyphotos #home #homedecor #acraftymix #instagramphotos #instax

How to make the yardstick photo display

Measure and cut the 1 x 1 into equal blocks using your handsaw.

Cut the 1 x 1 into equal blocks to make the letters. #photodisplay #diy #diyproject #photodisplay #familyphotos #home #homedecor #acraftymix #instagramphotos #instax

The number of blocks you need to cut will depend on the word you choose to add to the bottom of your yardstick photo display. Cut one block for each letter. Lightly sand them to get rid of any rough edges. Use the number of letters to figure out how to space them on the yardstick and cut it shorter if need be. We cut ours in half and then cut a piece of the 1 x 1 the same length as shown below.

Figure out how many letters you'll be adding to make a simple and fun photo display for your Instagram pics #photodisplay #diy #diyproject #photodisplay #familyphotos #home #homedecor #acraftymix #instagramphotos #instax

Print your letters and mod podge them onto the blocks. I used a font called “Love Box” and you can download it for free here. If you don’t have access to a printer you can write them on with a Sharpie or permanent marker instead.

Print out the letters L, O, V and E and glue them on. #photodisplay #diy #diyproject #photodisplay #familyphotos #home #homedecor #acraftymix #instagramphotos #instax

Drill a small hole all the way through the letters from the top of the blocks.

Drill holes in the blocks to make a simple and fun photo display for your Instagram pics #photodisplay #diy #diyproject #photodisplay #familyphotos #home #homedecor #acraftymix #instagramphotos #instax

Thread the string or twine through the hole and make a knot at the bottom of the blocks to secure.

Thread the string through the holes to make a simple and fun photo display for your Instagram pics #photodisplay #diy #diyproject #photodisplay #familyphotos #home #homedecor #acraftymix #instagramphotos #instax

It makes it easier to get the string through the holes if you wrap some sticky tape around the edge first. Glue the yardstick to the longer piece of 1 x 1 you cut earlier and mark where to drill the holes. We spaced ours every 3″ but you may need to adjust the measurement if you used more letters.

Glue the 1 x 1 to the yardstick and measure equal distances before drilling the holes. #photodisplay #diy #diyproject #photodisplay #familyphotos #home #homedecor #acraftymix #instagramphotos #instax

Drill the holes all the way through from the top to the bottom and tie the letters to the yardstick. Just make sure that the letters are hanging in a straightish line. Add your photos with a small peg and you’re all done 😉

A gorgeous, fun, and simple DIY yardstick photo display for all those Instagram prints and photos. And the pegs make it easy to change them around anytime you want! #photodisplay #diy #diyproject #photodisplay #familyphotos #home #homedecor #instagramphotos #instax

Pretty easy right?

A gorgeous, fun, and simple DIY yardstick photo display for all those Instagram prints and photos. And the pegs make it easy to change them around anytime you want! #photodisplay #diy #diyproject #photodisplay #familyphotos #home #homedecor #acraftymix #instagramphotos #instax

Don’t you just love the piccy of EeeeeDeeeee Riley Pipsquick (III) in her sunglasses? And Zia with her crazy mouth monster. She’s such a clown 😀 We clearly have a thing for our fur babies.

Love this picture of our naughty Zia. A gorgeous, fun, and simple DIY yardstick photo display for all those Instagram prints and photos. And the pegs make it easy to change them around anytime you want! #photodisplay #diy #diyproject #photodisplay #familyphotos #home #homedecor #instagramphotos #instax

Our non-fur kids and my gorgeous hubby are there too 😀

A gorgeous, fun, and simple DIY yardstick photo display for all those Instagram prints and photos. And the pegs make it easy to change them around anytime you want! #photodisplay #diy #diyproject #photodisplay #familyphotos #home #homedecor #acraftymix #instagramphotos #instax

What do you think of the idea? Is it something you would make to display all your photos?

If you like the idea of making a yardstick photo display, why not save the pin for later.

A gorgeous, fun, and simple DIY yardstick photo display for all those Instagram prints and photos. And the pegs make it easy to change them around anytime you want! #photodisplay #diy #diyproject #photodisplay #familyphotos #home #homedecor #acraftymix #instagramphotos #instax

BTW if you’re looking for some of the things we used, we’ve got you covered Disclosure: Clicking on the links below, means we may receive a commission from Amazon. But don’t worry it won’t come out of your pocket, and it helps us come up with more amazing craft ideas to share with you 😉

SILVERDOT 12-Pack Wooden Yardsticks (Double-Sided with Inches and Centimeters, 1/5' Thick), Assorted Colors
Mini Clothespins | 250 Pieces Mini Clothespins with 65 Feet of Jute Twine | 1-Inch Natural Wooden Clips for Decorations and Gifts by Voatation
Sale Unfinished Wood Craft Cubes 1-1/2 inch, Pack of 24 Small Wooden Blocks to Decorate, Wooden Cubes for Crafts and Décor, by Woodpeckers

And if you prefer to buy rather than DIY

Love-KANKEI Wood Picture Photo Frame for Wall Decor 26×29 inch with 30 Clips and Adjustable Twines Collage Artworks Prints Multi Pictures Organizer and Hanging Display Frames Gift Carbonized Black
Olakee Hanging Photo Display Picture Frame Collage Picture Display Organizer with 30 Wood Clips for Wall Decor Hanging Photos Prints and Artwork
Photo Hanging Display for Wall Decor,4 Pcs Multifunction Metal Mesh Wire Grid Panel with 30 Clips (White)

And as always, here’s wishing you a beautiful, crafty week filled with lots of love. Thank you for popping in for a visit.

Made with love by a Crafty Mix