DIY Wooden Photo Bard


Hi Savvys,

With being in self-isolation and social distancing, you might find yourself looking for easy DIY projects you can do a home.  With the help of my brother, I made this DIY wooden board for my sister’s weeding last year to hold her table chart.  After the wedding was over, I converted it to a picture holder for memories and keepsakes.


I admit, this video was done almost a year ago, but with current circumstances I thought it was the right time to share with you all now (and also because I finally got around to making a post about it).

This board is so easy to make and if you love rustic and farmhouse vibes, then this DIY is for you.

Materials you need:

  • 1 large wooden board, any size you like (we got ours from Michael’s and measures 24 in x 48 in)
  • Jar of stain
  • Scissors
  • Twine
  • Mini wooden clothes pin (we got from the dollar store)
  • Push pins
  • Pen
  • Hammer (optional)
  • Gold spray paint (optional)
  • Vinyl decals of your choice (optional)


  1. Stain both sides of your wooden board, let dry over night
  2. Decide which side will be the front and which side will be the back – flip the board so that the back is facing you
  3. Measure out how many rows of twine you want to be able to hold your pictures and keepsake.  To do this, measure out the height of your board, and decide how many rows is appropriate.  For my board, to be able to fit a standard 6 in x 4 in photo, I could fit 5 rows of photos while leaving the top empty for my “Family” decal
  4. Since my board is 48 inches in height, dividing by 6 sections means that each row will be 8 inches apart
  5. From the top of the board, measure 8 inches down the side and mark it with a pen.  From that pen mark, measure about 2 inches inwards, and mark with a pen.  Do this for the other side as well.  This is where you will pin your twine for the 1st row
  6. Continue measuring your next row down from the previous row, marking it with a pen in the same way
  7. Once you have indicated where all of your rows will sit, measure out enough twine so that you can pin it to the marks on the board.
  8. Since my board is 24 inches wide, I like to use 30 inches of twine, while making knots at the end of each side so that I have a sturdy place to pin it to the board.
  9. Using a push pin, pin the knotted twine to the mark you have indicated on the board.  If you find it hard to push the pin into the board, try hammering it in.
  10. Flip the board around and you are ready to pin up your memories!  This step is optional but I decided to spray paint all of my mini clothes pins gold to give it a cohesive look.  And now it’s ready to place anywhere in your home!

Now set forth and be savvy!

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