Monday, July 21, 2014

wedding postcard rsvp diy art

- postcards or other small images
- cardboard or poster board for backing
- strong, wide tape (I used duct tape)
- scissors
- craft glue
- hole punch
- nails for hanging

This is a super simple DIY, and a great way to display postcards as art. I fell in love with these Penguin book cover postcards while planning our wedding and decided to use them for our RSVP cards. They were a lot of work, as I hand wrote and stamped them, so I wanted to find a way to display them in our home. When all the wedding dust had settled and I finally got to this project, I laid out all the postcards on the floor in different arrangements until I found one I liked. Then, I checked the recycling bin for cardboard, because its free, and trimmed and pieced the cardboard together in the right shape. I used duct tape to secure the cardboard from the back, then arranged the postcards in an alternating tile pattern. I made sure to mix up the order, so similar cards weren't touching and things weren't too repetitive, and glue each card into place. Once everything was dry, I punched 3 holes along the top of the cardboard, nailed 3 nails into the wall to match and put the piece into place.

I love how simple and cheap this project was. What are your favorite simple DIY's you've done or are planning to do for your home? I'd love to hear about them! Let me know in the comments.