Displaying Ultrasound Photos – Photo booth style
I think a normal pregnant woman gets 2 or 3 ultrasounds her entire pregnancy…while because of some early struggles, I’ve had 7 ultrasounds already and I’m only half way through! Which means…I have a whole bunch of ultrasound photos hanging around my house at all times. They’re so sweet and precious to me now…but I know once the baby is here, we’ll quickly be overtaken by real photos. I can definitely just stick them in my scrapbook, but I thought it may be fun to try to display them in a crafty way….since I am a crafty beaver after all.
So here’s my attempt at doing something unique with them…you’ll have to give me a little bit of creative licence…I think I need about 50 more coats of modge podge before it gets looking really good. I’ll share the updates in a couple of weeks so you get a better idea of the final product. I know the picture looks blurry…but that’s because ultrasound photos are blurry. I promise it looks better in person.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Piece of wood – I had some scrap wood left over from my nail/thread state project.
- Black paint
- White card stock
- Modge podge
- Ruler/self-healing cutting board/rotary cutter (or scissors)
- Ultrasound photos
- Paint your wood piece black (or whatever color you’d prefer). Let dry.
- Cut your ultrasound photos into 3” x 3” pieces…or whatever size will get you the most of the photos. Just make sure they’re all the same size.
- Now cut white cardstock in strips to make the back of the photo strips – I just made the strip the length of three photos plus about 6 centimeters and the width was the width of the picture, plus about 2 centimeters.
- Now evenly place the ultrasound photos on the strips in groups of 3 or 2. I painted the back of the photos with modge podge and glued them to the white strips…making sure they were even. Just make sure all three photos are spaced evenly so all the white gaps look the same.
- Once you’ve got all your strips glued on, place them on the black board however you’d like them displayed. I wanted mine to look like they were thrown on there…so I just kind of tested them before I started gluing.
- Modge podge the back of the white strips and glue them to the board. Then, once all are in place, paint modge podge directly over the top of all the pictures/board. This will act as a sealant and the more coats you do, the more the pictures will be protected!
I only got about 3 coats done last night with drying time…but I do plan to do a lot more, which will make it look all shiny and pretty. The picture above is before the modge podge had a chance to dry, which is why it looks all cloudy.
And I did want to focus on the picture that meant the most to us…this will be the first and last picture of our daughter’s privates on the internet. :)