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DIY PHOTO DISPLAY WALL

Updated: Aug 22, 2019

Create a charming display area in your home by DIY'ing these simple build Triangle Display Shelves, complete with hanging photo strings to display all your friends, family + passions!




WOOD

1 X 12 X 8 rough pine (ripped into 1X6)

*You can have this done at your local hardware store!


WOOD CUTS

A: (3) 16 inch pieces

B: (3) 14 inch pieces

C: (3) 10 inch pieces


MATERIALS

Miter saw

Straight edge

Clamps

Pencil

Wood glue

Measuring tape

Power drill

Wood filler

Belt sander / palm sander

White chalk paint

Wax brush

Brad nailer

1 ½ brad nails

Hanging gemstones

String yarn

Drill bit for yarn - 3/16

Clothes pins

Yarn needle


1) CUT YOUR WOOD TO SIZE

Cut 3 pieces of wood at the same length to create each triangle. We made ours 16 inch, 14 inch and 10 inch.


Use a miter saw to cut the ends at a 33 degree angle. Each piece should have angled cuts facing the opposite direction.



2) DOES IT TRIANGLE?

Arrange the cuts and stagger them counter clockwise.


3) STICK TOGETHER AND WE'LL BE ALRIGHT

Use wood glue along the joining edges.


4) STUCK TO ME

Once the glue has set a bit, hold them steady and use a brad nail and 1 1/2” nails to secure them at all corners. Angle the brad nailer so they embed into the wood on each side without poking out the sides.


If you don't have a brad nailer, you can simply use a drill and wood screws. *Pre-drill your holes first!


5) A DIY CONCEALER

Apply wood filler to any small gaps. Let dry.


6) SMOOTH BABY SMOOTH

Sand down with a hand sander.


7) ADD LIFE WITH COLOR

Apply dry brush technique with chalk paint to each pyramid using a wax brush.


To dry brush, simply dip the wax brush into the paint, remove as much excess paint on the brush as you can (i like to dab it onto a separate surface or you can let the paint dry a bit on the brush), and then apply the paint brush in swift motions leaving some of the wood exposed.


8) DON'T FORGET YOUR FRIENDS

Dab white chalk paint to small clothes pins. Let dry.


9) PHOTO HANGING ART

Cut 9 pieces of yarn (vary the colors), 2 ft in length for each pyramid.

Braid 3 pieces at a time to create three strings per triangle.


10) A HOLY EVENT

Using a 3/16” bit, drill 3 small holes 1” inward from the back underside edge of each triangle. Make the holes big enough to thread a piece of yarn through.



11) HOLD OF FOR DEAR LIFE

Tie off yarn with small holes - dap a spot of glue onto the yarn knot so the yarn will hold tight.


12) WHAT A GEM

Attach gemstones to the end of the yarn with a small knot.


13) PHOTO PERFECTION

Attach the clothes pins onto the yarn to hang photos.


Voila! Add your favorite plants and gems to the shelves all while having a place to display all your favorite photos!