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Craft with Resene, from the Australian Women's Weekly

Make a modern display of your favourite pics with this cute photo wall hanging. Marsha Smith shows you how.

How to make a photo wall hanging display

What you'll need:

Instructions

  1. Paint wooden dowel with two coats of Resene Noir, leaving it to dry between coats.

  2. Using your compass and pencil, measure and draw an 8.5cm-diameter semicircle on the base of your cardboard. Also draw a leaf shape, 7.5cm long. Cut out both shapes with your craft knife. These are the templates for the clay shapes.

  3. On a clean, flat surface, roll out baking clay to approximately 6mm thick. Place templates on top of the clay and use the craft knife to cut out 4 leaves and 4 semicircles (pic A).

  4. Use a wooden skewer to pierce centrally positioned holes in the top and bottom of each semicircle and one in the top of each leaf. Make sure they aren’t too close to the edge as that would create a weak point. I scored some leaf marks into my clay with the blunt edge of my knife for more detail. Bake clay shapes according to instructions on the packet.

  5. When the clay shapes are cool, you can paint them (pic B). I did a simple leaf-like pattern and used a very fine paintbrush to add flecks of Resene Silver Chalice to the darker Resene Noir.
  6. Stand 4 toothpicks in a leftover piece of clay and sit a bead on top of each one (pic C). Paint beads with Resene Noir. Allow to dry.

Step 1
Pic A
Step 2
Pic B
Step 3
Pic C

Tie it together:

 
  1. All that’s left now is to plan out your photo layout and use strips of Resene Washi tape to attach photos to the cord. The removable tape makes it easy to change your photos without damaging them. Hang and admire!
 

Complete your look by painting an old planter to match. Give it a clean and a light sand, then use Resene Washi tape to help make those clean, straight lines before painting.

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Project by Marsha Smith, Photography by Bauer studio; background painted in Resene Ethereal. June 2019

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