DIY Bathtime Photo Shoot {framed in a window}

Hello friends and Happy Friday!

A few weeks ago, I shared this idea over at One little Momma after she welcomed home her third little bundle of BOY, but just in case you missed it over there…I’m sharing it today!

We moved into our home about a year and a half ago, but there is still not much artwork on the walls. I have had the hardest time coming up with what I wanted to do with so much wall space.   Until now…I have too many ideas and not enough time to create them all!  Today, I am going to share with you a fun way to capture and display your little ones…

Bathtime Photo Shoot~perfect bathroom wall art in an old window! {Onekriegerchick

 

This idea came to me when I managed to corral all three boys into the bathtub at the same time…This NEVER happens anymore because my oldest thinks he is too old/too cool for baths.  They were so cute playing that I grabbed my camera.  Then I thought it would be fun to style their hair with shampoo…So, we ended up having a Funny Photo Shoot.  The boys Loved it and were H.i.l.a.r.i.o.u.s!

Here are some of the outtakes…

bath collage

The photos were so funny I knew I wanted to do something with them…I remembered a 3 paned window I had been holding onto for the past few years knowing…one day…I would have the perfect project for it!

Here’s How I Did It…

Start with an old window…like this gem I picked up at an auction a few years back.  {Give it a good cleaning…This one was covered in layers of dirt and goo.}

old window...Before {Onekriegerchick.com}

After a good scrubbing, this is what I had to work with…

old window for frame {Onekriegerchick.com}

I chose my favorite pictures of the boys, edited them in a sepia tone and had them printed as 5 x 7’s at Walgreens {there was 40% all enlargements that week…Yay!}

brothers framed art in old window {Onekriegerchick.com}

Then, I cut white cardstock to the same size as the window pane opening.  I mounted the pictures to the cardstock using an acid free archival adhesive and placed them into the window frame.  Lastly, I taped the paper into place using white Gorilla Tape.  Duct tape or other strong tape will work fine too…I just had this on hand.

how to frame in an old window {Onekriegerchick.com}

To hang the window, I used picture hanging hooks and ran a wire across the back.  I thought this would be a little more sturdy since the window is long.  Also, I didn’t want it falling on any little boys while going potty!

back of window frame how-to hardware {Onekriegerchick.com}

And here it is hanging on the wall in the boys shared bath.  There are no windows in the room, so you cannot see the true colors.  The wall is a sea glass color with cream wainscoting and pressed tin ceiling.  The photos really pop on the wall and give SO much personality to the room!

perfect bathroom wall art~brothers photos in an old window {Onekriegerchick.com}

So what’s stopping you?!  Gather up your kiddos and have a crazy hair, silly outfit, funny face photo shoot!  The photos will be awesome and your kiddos will LOVE it!

If you like this project, you might also like how I Boy-proofed my kitchen chairs

BOY proof Laminated seat cushions at {Onekriegerchick

OR

My Kids Art Buffet…Perfect for Creative Kiddos!

Kids Art buffet {Onekriegerchick.com}

Have way too much FUN today!

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Sharing with…Tatertots and Jello, Funky Junk Interiors, Sugarbee Crafts, Fluster Buster, The Blissful Bee, So You Think You’re Crafty

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      onekriegerchick says

      Thank you for your sweet compliment and the invite! Sorry I did not make it to link up, but will this week.
      Hope your having a Happy Week!
      ~Ariean

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      onekriegerchick says

      Thank you! I was surprised at how nicely it cleaned up too. Now I love it!
      So glad you stopped by!
      ~Ariean

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