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Diplomacy: College Collage Style

28 Jun

So I’ve got these college diplomas. Yes, diplomas. As in more than one. I’ve always wanted to showcase them, but like any mature adult, my diplomas lived in a safe place, you know, like the tube in which they were mailed to me.

Everyone said I should hang them up at work, but since I’m a cube-rat, that didn’t strike me as a smashingly good idea.

And then a glorious thing happened. I repainted my downstairs hallway. AND I took everything off the walls and patched the nail marks. (read: I hired a drywall man and a painter and it was ambrosia.)

So I had a lot of wall space to fill. Which brings me to this delightful frame collage. Of college diplomas.

Making things look purposefully yet not purposely arranged is actually quite hard. Technically, I believe its called making a “gallery wall.” And yes, I have multiple degrees but still find things like hanging pictures difficult.

First, I had to actually find frames that fit everything. And then wait for said frames to go on sale and/or have a coupon. Because I refuse to buy anything without a coupon.

Next, I laid them all out on the floor and arranged until I had the frames just so. Then, I called in back-up for a second opinion.

So, how do you get the photos from the floor arrangement to the wall without messing up the arrangement?

Simple. Look it up on Pinterestbecause Pinterest tells you how to do everything in life.

You flip the photos over, lay out wax paper, mark where the picture hangers are, then put the wax paper up on the wall and nail in the wall picture hangers. You can see the pin where I first saw how to do it here.

Victory.

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3 Responses to “Diplomacy: College Collage Style”

  1. Cakerypapery Sister June 28, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    Please assist me with my life. I have zero of my diplomas in frames…does our family have a thing for multiple degrees? Also I would like to rearrange the front room into a space for le bebe….start thinking O’Crafty One.

    • cakerypapery June 28, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

      Ah yes…your front room…where furniture goes to die? I have lots of ideas.

      Start scouring pinterest.

      • Cakerypapery Sister June 28, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

        Yes where I currently have dead furniture…china cabinet anyone? Bebe needs play space and room to try and crawl!

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