New Additions To My Re-Purposed Photo Gallery Wall

September 13, 2015
I picked up a vintage safety vegetable grater that was still in the package at a garage sale on Saturday for 50 cents.

This became an easy photo display piece.  This is a copy of an original photo of my Grandma and her sisters.  My Grandma is little girl seated in front.

First I cut about 1 1/2" off the top of the photo.  I then glued the bottom of the photo to card stock with a glue stick.  I folded my 1 1/2" top piece of photo and clipped the corners so it would be shaped like a tag.  Then I taped 1 1/2" piece to the top of the photo and cut the card stock with my pattern.

I cut the hole protector piece of a purchased tag and glued it to the top of my tag/photo.  I punched the center with a hole punch and attached the photo with a torn piece of muslin.

This is photo gallery wall addition one for today.

 My next re-purposed photo holder for my gallery wall started with a wooden and wire trouser hanger.  I painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Duck Egg Blue", distressed it a bit and coated it with a coat of clear wax.

This photo of my great grandparents' wedding has always been mounted to the center of a thick piece of photography card stock.  I added one of my Tim Holtz metal tags to this project.  This one says "Salvaged".  The tags are available at craft shops or on Amazon.

Here are links to all of my photo gallery wall projects:
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  1. Adorable! I just love your unique ideas!

  2. I really love your unique photo gallery wall, such great piece you have used! Blessings, Cindy

  3. I have one of those grated doo-hickeys. Not sure what they were for. What a great idea!!

  4. What a "grate" idea! Love the entire gallery wall. So unique!

  5. Those photo's are treasures indeed. You are so blessed to have them.
    Love your ideas.
    Malinda in Mississippi

  6. So creative and fun!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  7. Such cute and clever ideas! (You look just like your Grandma-cute as a bug!)


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