DIY Personalized Photo Display

I am a huge fan of displaying family photos, but just sticking photos in frames can get boring, so I am thrilled with this creative solution. Bottom line... If you love displaying family photos, this is a perfect project for you. It's inexpensive and fun!
Cut your plywood down to size and paint it with whatever paint color you desire. I painted mine a basic white and also painted a navy blue border around it.
If desired, spray paint your hardware with a gold metallic spray paint. I chose to paint mine because the clipboard clips were too brassy for my taste and the name label holders were a bit too antique in appearance. Painting them all the same color was the way to go.
While your painted hardware is drying, flip it over and attach eye screws the right side and left side of your plywood about 6 inches from each side and 6 to 8 inches down from the top. Then thread your picture hanging wire through and wrap it securely
I searched and searched for just the right hardware and finally found what I was looking for online. You can see the (affiliate links) exact clipboard clips that I used by clicking here and the exact label holders I used by clicking here. Decide on the placement of your clipboard clips and label name card frame holders and clipboard clips on your painted plywood. I wanted to hang a total of eight 8 x 10s on mine. I spaced the hardware so that I can hang 4 landscape oriented photos on the top and 4 oriented shaped photo on the bottom. Once you have figured out your placement, screw all your hardware into place.
Create your labels and slide them into place, then hang it up and add your photos. This is the finished look!
Another view of the finished project.
It's exactly what I wanted to hang about the dresser in our master bedroom. Best of all, it cost us almost nothing because we used a piece of scrap plywood and paint we already had on hand. So for just the cost of the hardware, we have a personalized photo display that we can change over the years!
Tasha @ Designer Trapped In A Lawyer's Body
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  • Debbie Debbie on Jul 02, 2016
    How do you secure the bottom of the photo to the board? Seems like photo would bow at bottom.

  • Debby Smith Debby Smith on Jul 02, 2016
    Is there anything on the photos ? Or did you just stick the pictures up there?

  • Daisy Daisy on Jul 03, 2016
    What is the thickness of the plywood?

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