Shutterfly was offering a special deal for unlimited free prints, so I said “why not?” and sent over a slew of my phone photos. But there were a couple that I wanted special because they really showed me, intact and whole, before my accident last year.
I didn’t have any square photo frames but definitely wanted to do something with these that wasn’t clipping them onto a cheap metal photo holder or pasting them up on the wall with scotch tape.
I found this idea for DIY gallery boxes on Damask Love and gave it a spin.
The original instructions call for trimming photos to fit gift or shoe boxes. I didn’t have any spare square-shaped gift boxes, so I made my own with some spare cardboard lying around.
I made four quick slits alongside the edges, then folded the sides in and pasted appropriately.
Next, I used washi tape to decorate the sides.
I made sure to leave some extra overlap past the edge, to ensure no cardboard would be visible in the final product.
After that was done, I pasted the photo on. All done!
I plan to put these up in my little work cove, to remind myself that someday, I’ll be back on my feet again. That’s a promise.