I know how it goes. You spend all this time taking wonderful pictures (hundreds, maybe thousands!), and you don’t have a thing to show for your hard work. Instead, they are sitting on your computer somewhere off in la la land. I’ve been there and, truthfully, I am usually still there. It’s heartbreaking, really. I love going through printed photos from my childhood simply because they’re something I can hold onto. Is anyone else with me on this?
Today, I am here to tell you that there is hope. I have teamed up with the fantastic crew behind Sticky9 to share with you one way I have recently used their Square Prints. If you’re not familiar with Sticky9, they are a London-based business whose mission is to turn digital content into fun and tangible objects like magnets, phone cases, prints, and calendars. In other words, a dream come true!
The best part? This post comes to you with a GIVEAWAY! More on that later, though… First, I want to show you my closet! A Beautiful Mess posted my picture below on their Instagram feed, and it received more than 5,400 likes — yippee!
I would consider my closet to be quite ordinary. Our apartment has very little closet space, so it can get kind of hairy in there sometimes. In order to spruce things up a bit in my closet, I decided to order myself a set of Sticky9’s Square Prints. It’s a fantastic deal: 27 premium matte prints for $16.99 (free shipping worldwide). I may have screeched when my package arrived.
Going into this project, I already knew what I wanted my final product to look like: a colorful, memory-filled surprise every time I opened my closet. Now, I spend more time gazing at my pictures than I do getting dressed. Oops.
Here’s what I used for this project:
Before you start hanging, take a few minutes to spread your photos out on the floor. Figure out what order you want to arrange the photos in, and how much space you’ll need between each. I also took this time to write on the back of each photo in pencil. I wanted to remember why these specific pictures were so important to me.
To hang your photo display, place your first two thumbtacks on the inside of your closet door at equal heights (I eyeballed mine). Take the hemp string and tie a knot around the first thumbtack. Pull it taut and tie another knot to the second thumbtack. Double check that the string is level. Clip on your first four photos! (You’ll notice that the string will dip in the middle — this is normal!)
Repeat this process five more times, spacing each row about five inches below the previous thumbtacks. Then, admire your work! It’s that simple.
And now for the fun part: a GIVEAWAY! One lucky reader will win their own set of premium matte prints, courtesy of Sticky9. HOW COOL, RIGHT?!
Here’s how to enter:
- Comment on this post with how you would use these Square Prints.
- Follow Scissors & Sage using the email sign up in the sidebar to earn one additional entry under your name.
- If you already follow Scissors & Sage, say so in your comment to earn both entries.
The giveaway is open until Friday, January 23rd at midnight EST, so get to work! The winner will be contacted directly after the 23rd.