I've had this idea in my head for way too long and I'm so excited to share it with you today in partnership with Canon USA.
I am a huge fan of photo booth strips and we have tons displayed in our house. Most are either on the fridge, on my bulletin board or matted on white cardstock and framed (like this).
I wanted to do something different though and create a "photobooth strip" out of full size photos to fill a narrow wall in our hallway. I figured the perfect frames would just be simple white. (I picked four up at Target.)
To get the photos, I taped my iPhone to a wall (using masking tape) that was opposite another white wall in our house. I then practiced and made sure the forward facing camera worked before gathering up Paul and Ellerie.
Sidenote: I think this process would also be awesome if you already have a photo booth strip that you love and just want to emphasize by making it huge. You could just scan it and print each photo separately to frame. My friend, veronica, got engaged in a photobooth and v - you NEED to do this with that photo strip.
I used the 3 sec timer on the iPhone to take five photos (all on burst mode). This took 15 seconds total which is great because that is about the range of Ellerie's attention span these days.
Then I went through the burst photos and selected my four favorite images. I used VSCOcam app to boost the contrast a bit and convert to black and white. On my computer, I blew them up to 8x10. Because of the forward facing camera, they were a bit smaller and lower quality than normal iPhone photos. Up close they are a touch pixelated. This doesn't bother me in the slightest.
I printed at home on my Canon PIXMA MG7520 on 8.5x11 matte photo paper.
Then I trimmed to 8x10 and framed them.
I hung them on the wall using command strips since I wanted them to hang one directly on top of each other. This was much easier than having to match up four nail holes perfectly. And it makes sure they are sturdy and really stuck when little fingers go to grab.
I love how this looks on the wall. It's been up for about a month and every time I walk by I grin. It would be fun to do one every year and then have a full grid of photos filling a much larger wall...
This post is brought to you by Canon USA. Project idea, words, opinions are all my own.