Wanna know something crazy? In a few short months, Trey and I are going to be celebrating our one-year anniversary. Does it make me old/cliche if I say, “Where does all the time go?!” But seriously. Where does all the time go?
You’d think I would have plastered the walls of our home with all sorts of wedding photo projects by now. But actually, I haven’t. I did put together a wedding album, two mother’s albums, and a wood transfer that is displayed on our bedroom dresser.
But other than that we really don’t have any wedding photos hanging up in our home. Missed opportunity, don’t you think? Time to remedy the situation.
I really wanted to create a little display that incorporated two of my loves: photos and crystals. I love these pretty green (calcite) crystals I found on Etsy. I highly recommend shopping for crystals online or at a mineral trade show to find colors you love.
If crystals just aren’t your thing, you could totally create a similar display using favorite found rocks. Go on a hike and see what you find! This project is in collaboration with Canon USA.
But first, let’s make our display. You really don’t need me to tell you how to make this. It’s pretty obvious. But I do have a couple of tips for you. First, use an odd number of crystals/rocks. This will make it easier for you to layer them in front of each other.
Second, you’ll want needle-nose pliers for this project. You don’t want your cut wire ends to stick out too much. Needle-nose pliers will allow you to bend the wire in on itself much more than you’ll be able to if you’re just working with your hands.
Create loops at the top of the wire to hold a photo. Easy!
I used small 3″ x 4″ scrapbooking cards to help me plan my display. I didn’t want to use photos while I was still planning out my design because I didn’t want to damage my photos while I was still figuring out how high or tight my wires needed to be.
Once I had a display I was happy with, I knew I could use these papers to cut out my photos, filling in the space exactly how I wanted.
I printed multiple photos onto one sheet of photo paper. I decided to use all black and white wedding photos to keep the display feeling cohesive and draw more attention to the emerald color of my crystals.
As I cut out my photos, I decided to add rounded edges. Just for fun. Are rounded edges still cool? (Don’t answer that. Just go with it.) This project was super simple and probably took about 15 minutes once I had all my supplies.
I love how it turned out, and I can’t wait to use this display in my home for years to come. But, if I do get tired of it ,I can always just remove the wire and still have access to my pretty crystals. 🙂 Thanks for letting me share. xo. Emma
P.S. Check out more more photo display ideas and tips here!
These are super cute. I would like to make these for my daughter’s room. What size/type of wire did you use?
What kind of wire did you use ?
Beautiful! What kind of wire did you use? Thanks!
Emma, gorgeous! I’m in the same boat, have hardly put up any wedding photos after almost two years.
Question – how thick does the wire need to be? Any guidance on picking the proper wire would be great!
I love this project idea, and your crystals are so beautiful!
I love these!!! This is a definite must try!!
This is such a beautiful and easy to achieve idea Emma. I love it and would love to try it!
Love from Germany,
Love this idea! Going to use it for my wedding coming up, could you tell me what gauge wire you used? Thank you! 🙂
it’s looks simple to try. I pined this DIY on my board. gonna do this DIY by myself. thank you for sharing
How perfect!!! I always come home from vacation with rocks and other pretty things i’ve picked up, and they always end up getting thrown in my garden cause I don’t have anything else to do with them. Well now I do! Keep up with the amazing ideas 🙂
Love this idea! What gauge of wire did you use? (Sorry if I missed that in the post!)
The rocks are a mixture of sizes between 1″ and 1.2″ 🙂
This is so cute! Can’t wait to print out some black and white photos of my boyfriend and I and do this.
Which size rocks did you get from the Nature Made Crystals Etsy site? Thanks! 🙂
What a sweet little project! Great idea Emma!
Those crystals are so beautiful and glam! And I love the alternative way of displaying photos or table setting name tags. Thanks for this great idea!
This is absolutely genius!! My birthday is in February so I am a crazy huge fan of amethyst– I am goin to make this with amethyst!
Woah!! This is such a cool project…I never would have thought to use minerals/crystals for photo display. Two of my favorite things! I’m definitely going to put all of my crystals and photos on display like this and hope my cats don’t knock them down 😉 …thank you all so much for sharing this!
I love this project!! I have so many pictures that I need to get out on display and I don’t want to have to put them all in frames. I might do a display to put on my dresser after we move into the new house next month, beautiful!!
What photo pAper do you use?
Awesome idea!! I love it! My 33rd wedding anniversary will be coming up in June, I will have to remember this project to try.