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I purchased a pair of old shutters a while back from my favorite antiques store. I love love love the chippy old paint on them! The idea I had in mind was to line the back of the shutters with chicken wire, and then clip square pictures onto the wire to display. I wanted to display more of our recent snapshots as a family – which are mainly pictures from my iPhone. Even as a photographer, I take more pictures of my kids with my iPhone than I do with my big camera!

So, first off, I had to lay the chicken wire alone the back, and staple it along the edges.

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And using wire cutters, cut the excess from around the other sides. This was extremely easy to do! I was surprised at how thin chicken wire is.

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Ta da!

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My next step was to find some metal clips. I searched locally and couldn’t find what I had in mind. But then I came across a post online about how to use paper clips to make heart clips. And because I’m displaying pictures of our family, I figured heart clips were perfect!

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I love seeing this everyday and a lot of our happy moments.
These square prints are 4×4 inches. I kinda’ want to go back and order some mini squares of older pictures from when the kids were younger.

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Order your own prints from Social Print Studio with the Prinstagram app! They offer mini 2×2 squares, filmstrips, and other sizes.

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