Okay, so this has pretty much nothing to do with photography… but, I am not crafty by nature and am kinda proud of this little project, so I thought I’d share (with pictures, of course!).
When we moved to Miami, I promised my toddler a very cool “big girl” room, as she was ready to be out of her crib and I wanted to give her something to get excited about. I looked around on Pinterest and found tons of great ideas, but nothing I thought I could actually execute (especially at nine months pregnant). But when I saw a post for flashcard wall art, I thought, “hey, I could maybe do that.” Most of the time, that line of thinking gets me in trouble, but this time the project really was simple. I promise.
You’ll need flashcards, string, bulldog clips and nails (oh yeah, and it helps to have about 20 minutes without a baby on your hip and/or toddler on your heels). In my case, this project went undone for weeks because my newborn was always sleeping (and this involves hammering) and my toddler was always at my side. I managed to finally find about three spare minutes to hang this. I might have used a level if I had more time, but it came out ok.
This project works best with flashcards that have the letter and picture/word on the same side. I found tons of options on Amazon, but ended up using these cute vintage-inspired flashcards from Chronicle Books.
To hang them, I used butchers twine and bulldog clips (both bought on Amazon), but you could also use clothespins or mini clothespins for a different look. I looped the ends of the string and hung them with a nail. Iwould suggest using a big sturdy nail, as this display is quite heavy. Since I didn’t have any large nails, I used a few small nails on each side. Not quite as tidy looking, but it does the trick.
My daughter loves her flashcard wall and I highly recommend this project to anyone who, like me, loves to wonder through Pinterest but has very little DIY talent. Please feel free to pin this post or any of the photos if you like my little project 🙂 Thanks for looking.