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Wall Decor: Photos and Math

By Alustforallseasons @bgstrzelczyk
Wall decor: photos and math Wall decor: photos and math Jack and I worked SO hard on this DIY and I'm extremely pleased with how it turned out! It was more challenging than we anticipated -- it involved measuring and math and us journalism majors aren't all that great at math. But the end result is fantastic and definitely worth all the adding we had to do. And the best part is I can change the photos up every season! 
How to make a rectangular photo collage
What you need: 
  • Frames of assorted sizes (I bought two packs of these frames from WalMart. Total? $30.)
  • Pictures for the frames
  • Measuring tape
  • Chalk
  • Hammer and nails, or these 3M sticky things
Step 1: Arrange your frames on the floor. Make sure you take a photo so that you remember how everything went.
Wall decor: photos and math
Optional step:
Ask your cat for advice
Wall decor: photos and math
Step 2: Measure the size of the exterior.

Step 3: Draw a rectangle (in chalk) that's the size of your photo collage. This involved math for us since we wanted it to be centered above our couch.
Wall decor: photos and math
Step 4: Start in one corner and work your way around, double checking your design. (This is another math problem --  if you're hammering, you need to measure the location of the frame hook.)
Wall decor: photos and math
Step 4: Fill in the center.
Step 5: Add your photos! You can definitely do this at the start of the project but I wanted to get my design down before I picked the pics.
Wall decor: photos and math
Note: These pictures were all taken on different days. Little Greg really does spend all his time laying on the couch -- tanning.
Wall decor: photos and math

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