- Printed Poster (I had mine printed at Wallgreens. They have several different sizes and they almost always have a coupon code to use. You can usually pick up same day.) These posters are thin and are basically just regular printed pictures on huge picture paper.
- 4 pieces of wood (I used the precut pieces that Lowes had. They were around $1.50 a piece. I did have to still cut them to size, but they were a lot easier to manage)
- Stain or paint
- Scotch tape
- Nail gun, wood glue, or magnets
- Super glue and/or staple gun/ drill
- Some type of rope or ribbon
- Knob to hang your picture on (Optional. I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby 50% off)
Let’s get started!
Cut your wood pieces to size. There is no right or wrong way to do this! Just think about how much extra wood you want on the side of your poster. If you get pre cut wood you might not even have to make a cut!
This is the saw I have. It's great for cutting smaller pieces of wood, but not so much for larger thicker pieces. I purchased it on amazon.
Sand your wood pieces making sure to pay close attention to the edges that you cut. You can use a sander like mine, or just a piece of sand paper or sanding block.
I originally bought grey stain to use for this project but it hardly gave the wood I was using a grey tint, so I decided to use left over paint from painting my furniture last summer. You can use any type of paint or stain you'd like!
After the paint is dry, position your poster on the back piece. I used a few pieces of scotch tape to hold the picture in place while I used my nail gun to nail the pieces together. It would be ideal for the picture to be all the way between the wood like I did for my larger pictures because that better insures you getting everything even, but for the picture shown below our heads would have been cut off. If you don't have a nail gun, wood glue would work, it'll just take a bit longer to finish due to drying time. Also to make pictures easily interchangeable, you can use magnets! You''ll need 8 magnets for each poster. Scroll down to see how the magnents are positioned between the wood pieces and picture. I also included a screenshot of the magnents I purchased. So far so good! They are very strong and come with double sided sticky tape. To ensure magnent pieces are even, I left two magnets stuck together and stuck them onto one piece of wood, on each side. So I had two magnents stuck together on each side of wood. Then applied the tape to the top magnent, and lined up the other piece of wood over it and firmly pressed it against the magnent tape. This helped ensure my wood pieces would be lined up evenly. Do the same for both the top and bottom wood pieces.
After your wood is attached to your poster, flip it over to attach your string, rope, or ribbon. I used hot glue and put a piece of duck tape over it, and it DID NOT work at all. It fell several times off the wall, so not reccmended. I ended up super glueing the gobs of hot glued rope to the back and so far so good. A staple gun would have been ideal to use, but I didn't have one so I made due with what I already had! For my larger hanging pictures I used a drill but and at the ends of the wood pieces, I made a hole just large enough for my rope to fit in. If you do it this way make sure you tie the top at the top so your posters hang nicly 🙂 This way is more ideal. I have also seen people just tie thinner string around the ends of the top pieces of wood multiple times, so that is an option also!