This one is my favorite picture — his lips caught forever, frozen in that curled up way he used to do when he was a toddler running around the kitchen, grabbing loaves of french bread, saying “This is mine!” Â I was quite happy to turn this into a life-sized, giant poster print, so I can see it whenever I want.Â
Those gorgeous black and white engineer’s prints you get from Staples are a great way to liven up a room. Our guest cottage at the lake was a virtual expanse of white space, just dying for some cheap art. Â So, I printed quite a few cherished memories at Staples and brought them back to the lake for hanging.
Those huge prints are cumbersome. You can try spry mounting them onto foam core, but it’s a hassle, and always leaves bubbles in your finished project. You can take those prints to Hobby Lobby to have them professional mounted on foam core, but you’ll pay upwards of $20, which is not an option if you’re decorating on the cheap. Hard to justify, when you only spent $4.00 on the print itself.
Here’s a great solution:
You can find dowel rods at craft stores, and your local hardware store. Pick two up, that are at least two inches wider than your poster.
Hot glue the dowel rods to the very top and bottom of your poster — leaving an evenly spaced amount of rod on each side of your poster.
Use twine, or fishing line to tie each end of the dowel rod on the top of your poster, and hang. Â A simple thumbtack will do the trick.