Pregnancy is a journey and boy is it one hell of a journey! We live in a technological world where you can snap and share a photo in just seconds, but it’s nice every once in a while to get some of your favourite photos printed off so that you can have a physical copy to keep, cherish and hang up in your home!
Our house is full of photos and already, since Tyler has been born, I’ve had two deliveries of photos that I’ve had printed off! When Printiki got in touch, I knew I couldn’t pass up the offer to have some of my bump shots and newborn photos of Tyler printed off! I chose my favourite bump shots and photos of Tyler and had them printed off on glossy 4 x 4 photo paper with a little white border*!
I wanted to share with you a couple of DIY ideas for a bump to baby photo wall that we now have up in our home!
You’ve probably seen this kind of thing all over Pinterest(I know I have!) so when I had my 4 x 4 prints arrive, I knew I had to try this heart arrangement out. I’m really pleased with how this turned out. I personally prefer these two smaller heart arrangements but you could go for one large heart if you had more space on a single wall for it!
Another Pinterest favourite, doesn’t this remind you of Christmas time, when your mum would peg all your Christmas cards across the living room? I think this looks super cute and it’s super easy to rearrange photos or add in new ones too! I just used paper clips that I had laying around the house and some decorative pegs I had been gifted at Christmas time. The string I picked up in my local Tesco for around £1 and the flowers are from an old set of fairy lights!
I simply used bluetac to hold the pieces of string up, which also doubled up as the base for the flowers to attach to the wall too! If you don’t have any artificial flowers, you could use anything really! Maybe try some more photos, gems or you could even cut out some little hearts from card! Alternatively you could use pins/nails or small hooks to hold your string up more discreetly.
Those are the two ideas that I tried out, but why not try a photo collage. Simply buy yourself a large frame(you can get large, cheap one’s from Ikea) and arrange all your photos inside, maybe with a few keepsake items too like your baby’s hospital tag or first pair of mitts!
I really like that my prints have a little border so that there is a little space for me to pop a little note or the date on there! I think it adds that extra little bit of freedom for personalisation without having to write on top of the actual photo! Over on the Printiki website you can also order your prints with a vintage Polaroid style border which I think looks super lovely too.
So there we have it, my DIY bump to baby photo wall ideas! Which is your favourite? Would you make something like this with your bump and baby photographs? Let me know! Don’t forget to check out Printiki over on Instagram too for other great DIY ideas and you can find their full range of products right here!