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What’s cuter than photos of your fam? How about photos of your fam displayed by adorable little lovebugs! LuluMake will show you how to DIY a photo display board using clothespins, paints and Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue. No tools needed for this sweet way to put your favorite memories on display; makes a great gift for grandparents and other loved ones too!
- Wood pallet
- Wood discs – 1.5 inches and 1 inch
- Small wood beads
- Felt or foam shapes for embellishing love bugs
- Chenille stems
- Acrylic paints in desired colors
- Paintbrush and paint palette
For your photo display, get creative designing your lovebugs any way you like! They can be any color and any type of bug you want, or even little people or animals instead of bugs.
To get started, paint one side of each clothespin with acrylic paint in your chosen colors. Paint the corresponding head for each lovebug clothespin on the 1.5-inch wood discs. Paint the smaller wood discs in a matching color for the bug’s thorax (body). You can do a solid color or create fun designs on the thorax … it’s completely up to you!
Cut a small strand of chenille stem about 2 inches long and thread a small wood bead on each end. Curve the stem upward into a U shape, then apply Turbo Tacky Glue onto the stem. Press in place on the backside of the lovebug’s head with the beads pointed upward to be the bug’s antennae. If you’re creating other critters like animals or people, you can create other features like hair or ears!
Glue the head pieces in place at the top of each clothespin, then glue the thorax/body onto the clothespin beneath the head.
You can also embellish your little lovebugs with foam shapes. Just glue them on where ever you like! If you are creating bugs with wings, wait to glue on the wings; you’ll be gluing them onto the display board instead of the backs of the bugs.
When you are ready to glue your lovebugs onto the display board, measure and mark where the center of the board is. This is where you will glue your first lovebug. If it has wings, first glue one wing in place on the board. Next glue your bug in place aligned with the wing, the glue the other wing on the other side.
Repeat gluing your lovebugs in a row across the base. Once you’ve gotten everything glued in place, let dry completely. Glue ribbon, twine or desired hanger on the back side of the base as well (if it doesn’t have a hanger already).
Attach photos of your own little lovebugs and enjoy! This photo display is almost too cute to handle, don’t you think?! What else are you crafting up with Aleene’s Turbo Tacky Glue? Make sure to tag us on social @aleenesdiy and share with us!