DIY Photo Block

Behind the Lens

At the start of the year I made a promise to myself that I would work on printing and displaying pictures around the cottage. The bad habit of letting my favorite images live life as files on my desktop  needs to go and so, I’ve been making strides. Along with displaying photos in our home (like my new Instagram wall that I’m loving!), I have been trying to print and gift pictures to people I love.

A few weekends ago I got a tiny burst of creativity and made a little something to add to sweet Evey’s nursery. Ash and Ben have had their hands full lately and I knew if I didn’t get at least one newborn print sent their way she would outgrow them. Though the final product is super simple and very DIY. My favorite part is that it is a non-permanent display so that they can swap pictures out as she grows!


(1) Square canvas (any size) or wall square– any color, pattern etc. You can also dress up a plain canvas/block!I found this chevron printed square on sale at Target for $1.75!

(1) Photo (any size, depending on the size of the canvas/block)I used a 5×7 print

(1) Strip of washi tape

(1) Piece of Burlap + a sharpie (or paint if you want to get fancy)
(snip, snip, snip = a little Evey banner!)

(1) Piece of twine/ribbon/string

A handful of mini closepins You can find them at any craft store

Total cost:Less than $5

The final product:

Evey Display

Small. Simple. Sustainable.

Pretty good for this non-crafty, bad-at-photo displays photographer 😉  Now, go make one of your own!

in His love,


  1. Jill Cline Evans

    March 6th, 2014 at 3:58 am

    So sweet!

  2. Ashley Motley

    March 12th, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    And we love this of course :).

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