One thing I definitely don’t have enough of around home are photos of all my family and friends. Isn’t it kind of crazy that we all basically have a camera in our pocket 24/7 these days and take the most amazing photos all the time but we don’t print a single photo to display around home like our parents did? I don’t even share them on social media anymore, they just sit in my phone for me to browse one day when I’m feeling bored. Ridiculous!
Good news for all you lazy folk like me who have had this realization too but are still too busy to do anything about it! I’ve discovered the KODAK MOMENTS app which is free to download and allows you to get pics printed and posted to your home straight from your smart phone, or you can wirelessly transfer photos from your phone to a KODAK Picture Kiosk.. So much easier than the days of USB files! You can edit your pics before printing too, add filters, crop sizes etc.
Along with putting a bunch of pics in frames around home, I decided to incorporate some printed photos of my family into my Christmas decorating this year. With my family living interstate in Adelaide (and overseas too now that my little sis is travelling the globe for the next year!), it makes putting up the Chrissy decorations even more special.
I’ve gone with a minimal, boho decorating theme this year, with lots of white, glass, feathers and silver/gold, so this picture hanging fits perfectly above my console table! You could definitely opt for a completely different look using the same technique though, and the options are totally endless for things you can hang along with your photos – pom poms, paper snowflakes, gift tags, tinsel, fabric bows or matching decorations from your tree!
Check out my guide below for making your own, and when you go to get your pics printed I have a discount code for you! Just enter CH30OFF at the checkout to receive 30% off. If you don’t want the pics posted out, you can visit one of their Wi-Fi enabled KODAK Picture Kiosks. Use the KODAK MOMENTS App to find your closest printing destination.
Download the app here for iOS and android.
- 30cm embroidery hoop
- Baubles and other decorations
- Mini pegs
- Printed photos
Start by cutting two equal lengths of string and tie them to opposite ends of the hoop for hanging. Hang this on a hook somewhere so you can start adding decorations.
Tie pieces of string (or bobbly yarn line mine! – just picked this up from The Reject Shop, I’ve seen it at lots of craft stores too) in various lengths around the hoop. Some around 50cm some around 30cm. Mix it up and just trim as you go until you’re happy with the way it all sits.
I picked up these empty glass baubles from Lincraft and filled them with white feathers to go with my boho look. Hang these extra ornaments with plain white string.
I also hung feathers on their own. Just tie string to one end of the feather.
Trim your photos to size and peg to your existing strings. I just went for a square look because I liked how it had a bit of a Polaroid feel, but you could try cutting them into circles or stars too.
Photos and concept by Fiona Michelon Terms and Conditions: Use the promotion code CH30OFF during the checkout process to get 30% off your next order of prints, enlargements and shipping using the KODAK MOMENTS Mobile App (iOS or Android platforms). Offer is valid on qualifying orders placed from 12am Tuesday 10th November, 2015 AEDST through 11:59pm Monday 21st December, 2015 AEDST in and to Australia only. Offer is valid for ship to home orders only. Discount off whole order including cost of products and GST and shipping. Offer not available with other products or offers. Limit one offer per customer. If you do not comply with these offer terms you may have to reimburse Kodak Alaris Australia Pty Ltd the cost of the shipping and any reasonable costs. This offer may be suspended or cancelled at any time. Disclaimer: This DIY project has been sponsored by Kodak Alaris. All opinions and content are my own and I only ever work with brands I feel are a fab fit for the blog. Thank you for supporting the brands that make my Craft Hunter journey possible!