Summer has always been a good time of the year for me. My nephews are out of school and we typically have a big ol’ familial get-together. This year wasn’t exactly the same. In fact I’ve seen the boys this summer less times than fingers on my hands. Boo.
But I have had some fun. My Rob took me around and showed me some places I had never been before. New Orleans was a blast and I got to meet all of his family and, luckily, I adored them all. Seriously good people right there… But we also saw the sights and I ate gluten free pancakes in the French Market and pics were snapped the whole way. Some of them made their way to Instagram so I printed off my favorites and created a summer themed sun display to show them off!
Next year it will be filled with adventures with the boys, but luckily summer isn’t quite over yet. Momma and I are headed north for a week of super fun. Boom!
For this project you will need:
- Circular wall plaque
- Clothespins (the squeeze-y kind withe the metal bit not the straight ones)
- Yellow dye
- Hot glue gun
- Instagram pics
Lots of the Tulip One Step Tie Dye Kits that are bigger have spare dye packets so that you can keep on a dyein’ after your squeeze bottles have run dry. I always have a package or 2 left that get tossed into the dye collective. This yellow one was perfect for my project BUT you can also buy yellow dye at the store in packets or liquid if you don’t have any dye left over from your tie dye adventures.
Now my supplies list was a bit hinky, I’ll admit. I’m not sure what you’d call these exact clothespins, but they are the ones you want.
Add your dye to a small bowl or tub (this is a plastic shoe box for a buck from Walmart) and toss the pins inside. Allow to sit long enough to change to yellow and then allow to completely dry.
While your pins are soaking, if your plaque is too big for your dye vessel (doesn’t that sound fancy, woo!) you can brush the dye on until you achieve the yellow you want.
Grab your glue gun and start attaching the pins on like rays of the summer sun. You want to glue so that the pincher area is pointed away and it can hold onto the photos.
Isn’t it lovely? Let’s hang this sucker!
Attach a hanger of your choice. Hang on the wall. Mine sat funny so I wound up attaching an old chapstick to the bottom of the back so that it sits evenly. You may need to play with it.
I printed off Instagram pics at Walmart of our travels to see the worlds smallest unicorn (psst, it’s actually a pig :), a lorikeet from the Oklahoma City Zoo, visiting San Antonio, TX and hanging out around and getting to New Orleans. It’s not all of my summer fun, but it’s some of the pics I love the most from that fun!