How to make a DIY hanging poster
Hey there my friend! How was your weekend? Our weather was beautiful and we finally had some time to get some things done! We did some spring cleaning that was WAY overdue and now I don’t have a panic attack when I walk in the door!
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Our carpet is white again (no thanks to you, Oklahoma red dirt!) and rooms have been decluttered. We had time to go antiquing and scored some AWESOME treasures I can’t wait to show you in an upcoming post.
Did I mention we (and when I say “we” I mean my awesome hubby) finally got the Christmas lights taken down off the house? We have been WAY too busy y’all.
We also finally had time to do this DIY Citrus Hanging Poster and eeeek! I love how it turned out and can’t wait to show you the whole space.
But first I want to walk you through this super simple and inexpensive process!
diy citrus hanging poster
We came across this citrus poster in December at our local Vintage Market Days. But you can find the identical poster on Amazon! I was purchasing a couple of Christmas posters and the sale was 3 for $20 so I decided to grab this one, too, and I’m so glad I did!
Since the width of the poster is 20″, Eric cut the wood to 22″ so there would be an inch of wood hanging over each side.
I used one of my favorite Minwax stains, Provincial, to stain the wood slats.
Once the slats were dry, I brought them inside to attach to the poster. I’ve done this several times now and I’ve learned with these larger posters it’s better to position the wood where you want it and then apply the hot glue to the wood gradually while pressing the paper down as you go.
I’ve tried applying the glue to the entire piece of wood first and then attaching the poster but the glue dries too fast and in an effort to hurry to get it on the frame can turn out crooked. Then you’re up a creek because any attempt to fix it ends up tearing the paper. UGH!
Once you’ve attached the wood slats to either end of the poster, you’re ready for the jute string.
Grab your staple gun and cut your string to the desired length. This is really up to you and how much space you have to work with.
Tie a knot at either end of your string and then staple the string just above the knot on either side of the top wood slat.
That’s it! Now your hanging poster is ready to be displayed!
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I love this easy DIY wooden hanging poster. I’ve used it several times now to display posters and prints. You can check out these DIY spring floral hanging prints I did last year using a similar method with some printable Magnolia posters they offered in the 2017 spring issue of the Magnolia Journal.
It’s a great way to display posters without frames and it looks great. Plus it’s really affordable!
Decorating with Citrus
Citrus is all the rage this spring season with a focus on lemons. Everywhere I’ve gone lately from Hobby Lobby to Kirkland’s and Target, lemons are THE thing.
It was time to put away the hot chocolate bar and I was wanting a fresh look for this area. I already had the poster and thought it would be perfect for that little corner.
I grabbed my farmhouse style bowl I found at Kirkland’s last season and added some oranges and lemons to it.
Then I moved my hand juicer from my countertop to the buffet to finish the look!
Now this space has all the spring vibes and I love the light and airy feel it gives off! Bring on the season!
Thanks for stopping by today for this fun DIY! I’m looking forward to sharing more projects with you as we get ready to tackle more spaces in our home this season!
Have a blessed day!
How to make a DIY hanging poster
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