Show Your Snaps: DIY photo washing line with Cheerz
Since becoming a parent I have found myself taking more photos than ever, the need to capture memories has become really important especially as children grow up faster than you anticipate. Unlike our parents' generation who had to deal with film cameras and a limited amount of shots, we live in a snap happy time as we all have access to digital cameras from our phones to iPads and SLR’s on any given day we have something in our bag to record those little moments with. The thing is many of these images only ever live on that device or your laptop and are rarely printed out, displayed and shared within the family home.
While many of us invest in a family photo shoot at some point, pay a small fortune for prints and hang them up for all to see in it’s actually the things each day that make up our lives, the unplanned events, the belly laughs the little moments that bring back the best memories.
I wanted to create a display that was a true reflection of our family dynamic and was also cost efficient, easy, fun and colourful and that is where Cheerz comes in. They offer some really great options that are perfect for all those quick snaps you have taken on your photo or shared on Instagram and the printing quality is fantastic.
I opted for a Cheerz box that prints small square format images and you can easily import them from Facebook and Instagram as well as your computer and the whole experience was quick to put together, order and arrive. They have different size boxes that allow anything from 30 to 300 images meaning you can finally sit down with friends and family and have physical photos to share and laugh over.
With our living room going through a bit of a minimalist overhaul, I wanted to bring more colour into and decided a DIY hanging picture display would work really well across our fireplace. All you need is some small wooden pegs which can be picked up in most craft stores, a roll of colourful washi or sellotape tape, you could also use small drawing pins just makes sure your children are well supervised if they are helping you and lastly some nice string.
So all you need to do is decide where you want to hang your display and measure out the string to the length you need, attach the string to either end and then take your favourite photos and simply peg them up. The great thing about this is it only takes a few minutes to put together and you can keep changing the photos you display whenever you want.
You can either pick up what you need from a craft shop and put this together yourself or you can opt for the Cheerz Zankyou Wedding Decoration box which of course does not need to be filled with Wedding photos, any photos can be ordered and this box comes with the accessories you need for this craft as well as a few others and tutorials to give you some creative inspiration.
How do you showcase your family photos? Let us know in a comment below, and don't miss Steph's tips for taking better photos of your kids.
This article has been planned, researched and lovingly written for Day Out With The Kids by Laura at Side Street Style in partnership with Cheerz.