Summer Sun Photo Display

August 7, 2015Allison Murray
Make this super cute summer sun photo display to show off those awesome summer Instagram pics!

Make this super cute summer sun photo display to show off those awesome summer Instagram pics!

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!

Make this super cute summer sun photo display to show off those awesome summer Instagram pics!

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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

Make this super cute summer sun photo display to show off those awesome summer 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.

Make this super cute summer sun photo display to show off those awesome summer Instagram pics!

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.

Make this super cute summer sun photo display to show off those awesome summer Instagram pics!

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.

Make this super cute summer sun photo display to show off those awesome summer Instagram pics!

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.

Make this super cute summer sun photo display to show off those awesome summer Instagram pics!

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.

Make this super cute summer sun photo display to show off those awesome summer Instagram pics!

Isn’t it lovely? Let’s hang this sucker!

Make this super cute summer sun photo display to show off those awesome summer Instagram pics!

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.

Make this super cute summer sun photo display to show off those awesome summer Instagram pics!

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!

Comments (4)

  • Mike

    August 7, 2015 at 10:06 AM

    Nice craft Allison! Love the idea of the clothes pins used to make your sun and I love the collage of images. I finally got to “meet” Rob! He looks like a cool dude! :)

    And I see that you got to enjoy GF pancakes, which is awesome! In my opinion, pancakes are one of nature’s most perfect food (I just LOVE ’em!) so I’m glad that you get to enjoy them too. :)

    Unfortunately though, I have to say that I don’t like summer all that much anymore. It used to be one of my favorite times of the year up until a few years ago when a couple of tragedies occurred in my life and ever since then, every time summer comes around, I begin counting down the days until it’s over. Not to sound like a total downer, but summer harbors some extremely painful memories for me, that of which I’d rather not discuss…

    But weather wise, I can enjoy it that way. The sun is out and shining, the trees are in full bloom and are as green as the Amazon Rainforest (thanks to all of the rain we’ve received here in the ‘ol Buckeye state), and the days are longer. Everything looks so lively and fresh. What’s not to love about that, right? So even in the midst of pain, I can find happiness in the simple things of the season. :)

    1. Allison Murray

      August 7, 2015 at 2:17 PM

      I’m so sorry Mike! I’m glad you can find the good in all things. It’s one of your best qualities I think! Thinking of you :)

      1. Mike

        August 7, 2015 at 7:55 PM

        Thanks Allison. I try to. I think that even in hardest of times, you can find the positive in it and that’s what I try to do daily. And there are parts of summer that I like still. Like this week, I was on vacation and I was out there enjoying the sunshine! So even when I am sad, I think of the sun and I feel happy. And seeing your craft today helped with that. And thank you. I appreciate your kind words. :)

  • Sasha

    August 8, 2015 at 10:45 PM

    I love this Allison! So cheery and cute!

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