Hello there! It’s Angie from Knick of Time, and I’m excited to be here today to share a DIY photo display clipboard that looks like a vintage flashcard.
A few weeks ago, a customer requested that I make a custom flashcard stencil for her, and I decided I would make one for myself too, with the math problem 2+4 to represent my husband and I, plus our 4 kids, and use it display the family photos I take each year at Christmas. Every mother who shoots the family Christmas photo knows what an ordeal that can be, and if you enjoy reading about torture sessions, you’ll love reading about our family photo sagas here.
Now, here’s how to make your own flashcard photo display…
First, you’ll need a stencil. I designed my own with my Silhouette, but you could also buy number stencils at craft or office supply stores.
Decide on the overall size that you want your photo display, and cut a piece of plywood that size.
Paint the plywood (I painted mine white), then use a stencil brush to paint over the number stencils.
Here’s my finished plywood with the flashcard image stenciled on it.
You’ll also need to cut thin wood strips to frame the plywood with. I used just one furring strip for all my pieces. Cut 2 pieces the width of the plywood, and 3 pieces to fit between the long ones.
Paint or stain all the wood trim pieces.
Use small brad nails to attach the trim. Do the long tip and bottom pieces first, then the sides and center pieces, trimming them if needed to fit correctly.
I stained a wood clothespin and glued it on to hold my photo, but you could also screw in a metal bulldog clip.
This would make a unique wedding gift, using either numbers or words, or a young couple having their first child.
Grandparents would also love this, with a math problem representing them with their grandchildren.
See you next month!
See more of Angie’s projects at MRL below: