Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Vintage Ruler Photo Holder

Today I'm sharing an idea that combines two of my favorite things to decorate my home- Family Photos and Vintage Finds:

Vintage Ruler Photo Holder.


Vintage Ruler Photo Holder- how to decorate with photos


One of the many, many things I've collected over the years is vintage rulers and yardsticks.  I especially like when they have interesting printing on them or come in interesting shapes.


Vintage Ruler Photo Holder - What to do with Vintage Yardsticks


Finding square rulers at the Nashville Flea Market made my day and I couldn't wait to find a way to display them.  When I put two square rulers together, I thought it would make a perfect place to display photos of my kids.


Vintage Ruler Photo Holder - What to do with Vintage Yardsticks


How to Make a Photo Holder from Vintage Rulers

Make sure both yardsticks are the same size.  
I cut one of the yard sticks with a miter box and saw so they were both 36 inches in length.


Vintage Ruler Photo Holder - What to do with Vintage Yardsticks


Wrap cotton twine around the yardsticks in 4 places to hold them together.
I didn't tie the twine super tight so I could slip photos in between them.


Vintage Ruler Photo Holder - What to do with Vintage Yardsticks


Use sturdy photos
When I had photos of my children printed, I had them mounted on mat board.  The mat board makes the photos sturdier, so they are able to stand without bending over.


Vintage Ruler Photo Holder - What to do with Vintage Yardsticks


I placed this photo holder onto the bottom shelf of the cupboard in our living room.  It's one of the first things visible when walking into our home.  Photos of our three sweet kids are the perfect thing to decorate this treasured furniture piece with!



Vintage Ruler Photo Holder - How to decorate with Family Photos


Decorating with family photos gives  our home a very personal touch.  I'd much rather look at photos
of my cute babes than any other artwork!



Vintage Ruler Photo Holder - How to decorate with Family Photos


So the next time you are shopping for treasures, think outside the box to display your awesome finds!


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1 comment:

  1. Such a cute and easy picture holder, Candice! So glad you shared it on Homestyle Gathering! Hope to see you again next week!

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