If you know me, you’ll know I’m an absolute SUCKER for those glorious 80p postcards they do in paperchase, and I have a small obsession (that’s right, I have 14 hanging on my wall as we speak). I decided a while ago that I needed a way to display these beautiful postcards that I kept on buying, and hence the birth of some weird inner DIY spirit. I have devised a very common, seen everywhere way to display my postcards and any random photos that I get. This would also look so cute with polaroids, except film for instax cameras is as expensive as anything so I’ve gone for postcards as to not totally bankrupt myself!
It looks so damn cute, and I love having it over my very bleak white desk space as it just brings in loads of colour, it’s great.
Okay so, did I mention it’s so simple? You need like three things.
- Postcards and/or polaroids to hang from your twine. These postcards are so cute, they’re 80p from paperchase (have I mentioned?) and there are a bazillion designs, plus they’re always bringing in new ones. Thats why I love this DIY so much because I can swap around how my postcards look or change them up every so often!
- Scissors. Not pictured, but kind of a necessity (unless you can chew through twine evenly, then I guess use your teeth?)
- Twine! You don’t have to use twine, but I love the rustic effect it gives the postcards hanging from it. You could use ribbon, normal string or wool, or you could use colourful twine (yes, I do have Christmas twine and cannot wait for it to be acceptable that I use it!) You could also use fairy lights, little copper wire ones would look SO cute!
- Pegs. Mini pegs are super easy to come across, these little ones are from amazon and they’re not at all expensive, just take a look around amazon and you’ll find some. Otherwise, I do have decorative ones with floral hearts on them, and for Christmas I have ones with santa faces on them. The peg possibilities are endless.
- Pins! Pins or nails or something to attach the twine to your wall with. I like to go with simple push pins as they’re strong enough to hold it, go into my wall without too much effort and they’re hearts so they look cute! They also don’t leave huge holes in the wall if you ever need to move this DIY about your room.
Okay so the first thing you’re going to want to do is cut a length of twine that is the right size for the space you’re wanting to use. My roof is sloping here so it’s a bit tricky to measure, so I just eyeballed it and chopped of any excess twine. Then, fix it either side with your pins or nails. If the twine looks tight, that’s okay because the postcards will weight it down a little and make it more droopy, if you know what I mean.
Next is just to attach your postcards to the twine with the pegs and arrange them as you’d like! I’ve used three paperchase ones here, but those two large polaroid style ones are actually from Berlin!
This DIY is so customisable; you could use it for Christmas cards, postcards you’ve had from a pen pal, photographs or polaroids. It makes for a lovely addition to a room and since everything is so inexpensive it wont dry up your bank!
I hope you enjoyed this post! Are you going to recreate this DIY, or have you already got something similar? If so, I’d love to hear about it in the comments!