DIY Wood Mounted Photos {Guest Post by Dimples and Pigtales}

So excited to have my friend Amber here sharing a great tutorial for DIY Wood Mounted Photos!
Hi everyone!

I’m Amber, a stay-at-home mom who likes to sneak blogging in during my kids nap time. When I am not doing the mommy thing, you will find me painting signs or doing design work for clients. I also LOVE working on DIY around the house with my husband. We enjoy dumpster diving, thrifting, auctions and salvage. I usually tell him what I want and he figures out how to do it. We make a great team! Currently we are in the process of relocating from North Idaho to Southern Idaho and are house hunting like mad! I can’t wait until we are settled and can resume life as usual!  Read more about me here!

Today I am sharing a fun project with you…it’s actually what I made for my husband’s new office (only they turned out so cute, they may have to go in our home when we find one)! Its super quick and so EASY!

I love big photos and this is an inexpensive way to get big impact for not very much money. I did these 3 photos and two others for grandpas for less than $20!

Here’s what you will need:

12 x 17 pine boards– You can use scrap wood or buy a 1 x 12 from any home improvement store.

11 x 17 Tabloid Print–  Have it printed on card stock instead of photo paper and it will only be about $2 it for an 11 x 17. I have mine printed at Staples.

Spray Paint– any color

Upholstery Tacks– $1 from Walmart

Step 1:
 Cut Board to 12 x 17. If you buy a 1 x 12 it won’t be quite 12 inches, but that is totally OKAY for this project. Don’t stress on it! 
Step 2: 
Spray Paint your board on both sides in color of your choice.
Step 3: Trim your tabloid print- most copy centers wont print full bleed so there will be a little white border that needs trimmed off. 
Step 4: Center on board and tack down each corner with on upholstery tack
Step 5:  Display! You can prop them on a shelf/mantel or you can use an sawtooth hanger as a way to hang them!
I think these are just so fun! They are also super easy to update when ever you want to change the pictures since the tacks just pop right out. 
A big thanks to Emily for letting me guest post today! 


Hi there!

I’m Emily, a mom and wife with a passion for crafting, celebrating holidays, and creating memorable moments. From Idaho to the world, The Benson Street is a treasure trove of easy, fun DIY projects, delightful printables, and delicious recipes. With over a decade of experience in blogging and a love for all things seasonal, I’m here to share my tips, ideas, and occasional mishaps. Join me in adding a dash of joy and creativity to every day! Read more…

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  1. Brilliant! So easy and functional and beautiful! I totally understand the concept but what does it mean by “tabloid print”? Thanks!