Guys, I always have fun creating DIY’s for PBteen, but this one is definitely the most fun one I’ve done! The idea was to create a photo garland for displaying summer memories, something that would be perfect for the soon to be back-to-school season.
Besides that, I think this is such a cute way to display any photos, and the fringe definitely screams summer. It’s also super duper easy to make and I promise anyone can do it. See the full step by step tutorial here at the Pottery Barn Teen blog!
Hey, you made it this far and kept reading! Cool! A little back story- part of why this was such a fun post to do was because I had to shoot photos for the project. My boyfriend and I made a day out of it and drove around LA snapping polaroids at some of our favorite locations. Collectively, these photos actually have become a great summer memory of mine :).
Shout-out to my friend Hanh for letting me borrow his polaroid camera!
If you’re still here and don’t want to scroll back up for the link to the tutorial, here it is again: see the tutorial at the Pottery Barn Teen blog!
44 comments on “DIY Fringe Photo Garland”
Such a cute little project! Love that washi tape too :) Looks great on your desk!
Thanks Bre! Yea, it’s my favorite Washi tape design EVER.
Love this project so much! Thanks for sharing it and I just have to say that I have really been enjoying reading your blog :) xo Kristin
So nice of you to say!! Means so much, Kristin, thank you!
Amy, everything you share is perfection— including this project! Such a cute and easy idea. xo
Aw Michelle! I’m flattered, thank you!
I love it!!! What a fun way to display photos in a series. Would be super cool for a party too!!!
That’s such a good idea. I didn’t think at all about parties but you’re so right, it would be perfect for that!
I have one word to describe it…
(One word and a couple of emojis!)
How fun! So clever using washi tape since that allows you to swap out the fringe at anytime. Love it!
Exactly!! You get me <3
I know I’ve said this already, but this is SO cute! I love how simple it is too… it’ll definitely be my next project for my neglected studio space :)
Thanks, Stephani! And studio space?! I’d LOVE to see that!
Amy, this project makes me inordinately happy, especially knowing how the photos came about!
<3 Thanks so much, Amy. Now I'm sure that I can count on you to scroll through and read my posts lol!
This would be SO fun for party decor. Love it!
Thanks, Yvonne! Yea, I’m really loving the idea of adding it as a personal touch to party.
This is adorable! What a cute idea! Your office is gorgeous, Amy!
Thank you so much, Kendra!
This garland is perfection! I can’t think of a better way to decorate for the summer. You always come up with the best ideas!
Huge compliment. I’m always so happy to hear from you, Rachel. You always have the kindest things to say <3 Thank you so much!!
So happy I discovered you on Instagram, love your blog and love this DIY
So sweet Irene! I’m so happy you came by, thank you!
This is seriously SO so cute!! I can’t wait to try it myself =)
Thank you, Carrie!! Means a lot coming from you, because you have EXCELLENT taste ;)
Great job, Amy! Sharing your work again this week! Features are live on Thursday. Thanks for linking up!!
Love love love how simple yet stunning this project is. Brilliant, as always! You’re being featured on The DIY’ers today! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-diyers-10.html
This is such a fun project! I’d love to try it for a party:)
Thanks, Ginnie! Yea, me too. I’m thinking it could even be interactive, like the polaroids can be taken AT the party and then get fringed and hung up throughout the party!
This is so much fun! It would be a great garland for a party too.. say an anniversary with pictures of the couple over the years!?
Cuuute. Great idea for the pictures to span over years- would make it even more sentimental!
What a cute idea! I was wondering where you got the shelving in your office? I’ve searched but I’m having a hard time finding something similar.
Thank you, Emily! The shelving is from IKEA.
Shelves are Ekby Hemnes: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50178779/
Brackets are Ekby Valter, which I spray painted gold: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80167473/#/56696109
I love love love the gold lamp! Where did you find it?
Hi Caitlin! I got the gold lamp from Urban Outfitters. You can find it here
Did you buy the shelves or make them yourself? I love them! I just don’t know where I’d get the board to make the shelf!
Hi Summer! I bought the shelves and brackets, and spray painted the brackets gold myself. They’re both from IKEA.
Hi Amy! Love the fringe! Where did you get those beautiful storage boxes/magazine holders (the ones that are white with blue wavy lines with the gold hardware)? Please let me know, thanks!
Hi Kelley! They’re from IKEA and I decorated them that way :) You can find the DIY for them here: https://www.homeyohmy.com/custom-magazine-holder/
What kind of polaroid did you use?
Hi Bri! I used a Fujifilm INSTAX 210 Instant Photo Camera.
Where did you get your desk lamp?? I LOVE this design and am trying to get something like this together for my dorm room desk! Great DIY, thank you!
Hi Janna! You can find the lamp here. Happy to know you’re finding inspiration here for your dorm, thank you!